BB Women in Music Hit List Cites Three Maple Music Stars

Billboard’s annual celebration of female industry leaders, executives and next-gen talents includes three Canadians (by our count) in the 2019 list, so congrats to all.

As follows, a partial write-up about the three in the magazine:


Patti-Anne Tarlton
Chairman, Ticketmaster Canada; ­Executive VP venues and promoters for North America, Ticketmaster and a recent Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Hall of Famer.

Under Tarlton, Ticketmaster’s partnership with Montreal-based sports entertainment giant Groupe CH, the parent company of promoter evenko, “has added multiple millions of tickets” to its inventory for fans. Evenko manages over 1,500 events annually across 20 venues, including the critically acclaimed Osheaga Music and Arts Festival. “As I was born in Montreal and kicked off my career at [promoter] Donald K Donald Concerts, it goes without saying that this partnership is both a personal and professional highlight of my career.”

Helen Murphy
CEO, Anthem Entertainment

Murphy, who assumed leadership of the music publisher formerly known as ole a year ago, has transformed the company from one apparently on the verge of being sold, to renaming and reasserting it as one of the top indie music publishers in the world, while also boosting its recorded-music presence and expanding its array of music production and film/TV collection services.

Jen Walsh
Senior Director, Shazam/Beats 1, Apple Music

Apple Music’s content team, led by Rachel Newman, has been on a roll in 2019, announcing a flurry of new Beats 1 shows, revamped playlists and working with artists like Camila Cabello to create one-off experiences around their albums. After Apple acquired Shazam in 2018, Walsh was tasked with integrating the audio recognition service into Apple’s corporate culture and structure, as well as taking over business leadership for Beats 1, focusing “on people and innovation when measuring our success,” she says.

— Read more about these individuals and others cited in the list on the Billboard website.

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