1.Live Nation娛樂執行長Michael Rapino
4.Azoff MSG娛樂公司董事長兼執行長Irving Azoff
6.華納音樂集團執行長Stephen Cooper及華納音樂集團錄製音樂執行長Max Lousada
7.蘋果公司網路曁軟體服務部門資深副總裁Eddy Cue、資深總監David Dorn、Apple Music執行長Jimmy Iovine、iTunes/Apple Music內容負責人Larry Jackson、副總裁Robert Kondrk
9.Red Light經紀公司創始人Coran Capshaw
10.環球音樂集團財務長/執行副總裁兼營運總裁Boyd Muir、環球音樂集團執行副總裁Michele Anthony
◎Billboard這份男性主導的Power 100榜單證實了由Annenberg Inclusion Initiative所做的一項新調查，該調查顯示女性在音樂產業中的各個階層都明顯缺席。在藝人的部分，2017年一共有1239位藝人參與了600首受到歡迎的頂級歌曲，其中83.2%的藝人是男性，只有16.8%是女性，這可以計算出男女藝人的比例是4.9比1。這也是6年來女性藝人佔比最低的一年，明顯低於2016年的28.1%和2012年的22.7%。
Billboard has named its 2018 Power 100 list of the executives driving the music industry. There is only one women named in the Top 25 in a standalone role, and just four more share billing in an otherwise all male team. While reflective of the industry, the list seems particularly tone deaf appearing on the same day that the trade magazine reported a new study of the " Major Lack of Representation by Women in the Music Industry."
Billboard has released its annual music industry Power 100 list. The top 10 includes only 2 women with just 3 more making the top 25.
1. Michael Rapino, CEO, Live Nation Entertainment
2. Lucian Grainge, Chairman/CEO, Universal Music Group
3. Daniel Ek, Founder/CEO, Spotify
4. Irving Azoff, Chairman/CEO, Azoff MSG Entertainment; chairman, Full Stop Management
5. Rob Stringer, CEO, Sony Music Entertainment
6. Stephen Cooper, CEO, Warner Music Group; Max Lousada, CEO of Recorded Music, Warner Music Group
7. Eddy Cue, Senior vp, Internet and Software Services, Apple; David Dorn, Senior Director, Apple; Jimmy Iovine, Executive, Apple; Larry Jackson, Head of Content, iTunes/Apple Music; Robert Kondrk, Vice President, Apple
8. Jody Gerson, Chairman/CEO, Universal Music Publishing Group
9. Coran Capshaw, Founder, Red Light Management
10. Boyd Muir, CFO/Executive vp/President of Operations, Universal Music Group; Michele Anthony, Executive vp, Universal Music Group
Annenberg Study: An Industry "Mired In The Past"
Billboard's male dominated Power 100 list confirms a new Annenberg Inclusion Initiative survey that shows a glaring absence of women in the music industry, at all levels.
Artists - A total of 1,239 artists were attached to the 600 top songs. In 2017, a full 83.2% of artists were men and only 16.8% were women. This calculates into a gender ratio of 4.9 male artists to every 1 female artist. 2017 was a 6‐year low for female artists (16.8%) in popular content. In particular, the percentage of women in 2017 was significantly lower than in 2016 (28.1%) or in 2012 (22.7%).
Songwriters - Of the 2,767 songwriters credited, a full 87.7% were male and 12.3% were female. This calculates into a gender ratio of 7.1 male songwriters to every 1 female songwriter. Over time, the percentage of female songwriters has not changed. The difference between the percentage of women lyricists in 2017 and 2012 is less than one percent.
Producers - Across these 300 songs and 651 producers, a full 98% were male and only 2% were female. The gender ratio of male producers to female producers is 49.1 to 1! No difference was observed over time. Of the 300 songs, a full 95.7% or 287 did not feature a single female producer.
Grammy Award Nominations - A total of 899 individuals were nominated for a Grammy Award® between 2013 and 2018. Of those, 90.7% were male and 9.3% were female. This is a gender ratio of 9.7 males to every 1 female. 2018 did not differ from 2017 or 2013. 2017 was the year with the lowest percentage of female nominees.
"An industry with international reach and culture‐shaping products, the music business is a place where inclusion is imperative," the study concludes. "Addressing the deficits that currently exist will prevent this industry from being mired in the past and make it one that is moving toward the future."