Strong Women in the Music Industry

Whoever said women don’t do well in the music business?

Recently, Billboard published an article entitled, “Women in Music 2017: The Most Powerful Executives in the Industry”. In this article, they explore the powerful women in music. Instead of discussing female singers, writers, and musicians they primarily talk about the ones who are running the show. That is, the executives working at record labels day and night for the success of their artists. Some of the women profiled include Sharon Timure, Elsa Yep, Katina Bynum, Allison Jones, Dia Simms, Mimi Valdes, Barbara Carr, Elizabeth Collins, and Desiree Perez.

These women have worked for some very famous names.

This list of names includes executives that have worked for Prince, Bjork, Jay-Z, Alessia Cara, and more. At the beginning of the article, Billboard talks about the woman who they have named their Executive Of The Year: Julie Greenwald of Atlantic Records. Over the past several years, Greenwald has brought enormous success to Atlantic Records and the artists they represent.

Another woman mentioned is the infamous Desiree Perez.

Desiree Perez is known for the work she’s done on Jay-Z’s Roc Nation. Perez has worked with Jay-Z for over two decades. And when it comes to ‘strong women’? Well, Des Perez fits the very definition. Known for her tough negotiation practices and keeping her private life concealed, Perez has helped bring success to every project that she had a hand in. Largely, she has helped get Jay-Z’s Roc Nation up and running and off the ground to success.