Women have made significant strides in all areas of business, including the world of music. Some are known for making hit records while others are heralded for their attention to protecting the rights of others. Desiree Perez is one of these women, ad her colleagues have done some impressive things in the music and entertainment industry as well. Billboard’s 2017 Women in Music list is sure to inspire, and here are a few women who were talented and influential enough to make the cut.
Julie Greenwald is the COO and Chairman of Atlantic Records. Greenwald has been making strides in the music business by helping some of today’s biggest stars get their start. She has even interacted with a number of popular figures in astrophysics like Neil deGrasse Tyson to further explore what makes certain musicians successful.
Ethiopia Habtermariam is the president of Motown records, and also serves as the president of urban and creative affairs at Universal Music Publishing Group. She works closely with new and established artists to present these artists in a way that makes their creativity and talent memorable. Habtemarian is also known for working with some of hip hop’s brightest new stars, including Migos and Rich HomieQuan.
Desiree Perez is the COO of Roc Nation, and has long been known as the cornerstone of the business. Perez is pretty private about her personal life, but has a stellar reputation for being a great business negotiator. She is also responsible for negotiating the $200 million investment deal that Jay-Z’s company Tidal signed with Sprint. Perez is also the driving force behind Jay-Z’s 4:44 project. The album is selling extremely well, and the 4:44 tour has made 21% more of a profit than Jay-Z’s 2013 Magna Carta tour thanks to Perez.