Billboard's Women in Music feature in our Power Players series recognizes the female executives who drive our business forward with vision, dedication and hard work. This year, we received nominations for nearly 200 executives, more than twice the number we had in 2010. That prompted our decision to deepen this year's list to 40 positions.

This list reads like a roster of the top people in the music business who happen to be women. The range of their achievements-at labels or publishing companies, in touring or TV, in digital or branding, and elsewhere-reflects the overall impact of all the women in our industry. We once again congratulate them as we present this year's Women in Music report.