For the first time, Billboard is expanding its peer-voted Power Players’ Choice Award to cover music’s top lawyers, asking industry members from all sectors to honor the attorney they believe had the most impact across the business in the past year.
Voting is now open to all Billboard Pro members, both existing and new, with one vote per member per round.
The first round of voting for the Top Music Lawyers Power Players’ Choice Award is now open with an open call for nominees that will run through Feb. 19.
The Top Music Lawyers Power Players’ Choice Award will run alongside Billboard’s annual Top Music Lawyers ranking of the industry’s most influential attorneys, which will be announced in March.
Billboard launched its Power Players Choice awards in 2023 with the Players’ Choice Award, the Country Power Players’ Choice Award, the R&B/Hip-Hop Power Players’ Choice Award and the Latin Power Players’ Choice Award. Earlier this month, the peer-voted award honored Universal Music Group chairman/CEO Jody Gerson with the 2024 Power Power Players’ Choice Award. This year, the award expands to also cover Top Music Lawyers and International Power Players.
The second round of voting will begin Feb. 20, in order to narrow down the top 15 nominees into the final five top executives and will run through March. 3.
The third round of voting will begin March. 4, to select the winner from that list. Voting concludes March 17 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
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