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Nominations Open for Billboard Canada Power Players 2024

Billboard's influential list of music executives and industry members comes to Canada this June. The nomination form is now available here.

Nominations Open for Billboard Canada Power Players 2024

The wait is over. The most impactful members of the Canadian music industry now have access to the most influential list of executives in music, Billboard Power Players. With Power Players expanding to Canada for the first time in 2024, nominations have now officially opened via this nomination form. The deadline for nominations is April 25, 2024.

Canada’s music industry stands on the precipice of major changes. Canadian Content regulations are being reconsidered for the first time in a generation, media and broadcasting face new unprecedented new challenges, and technology redraws borders, removing barriers to major breakout success for the country’s artists.


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For its relative size, the country has produced some huge international success stories over the last decade, with artists like Drake, The Weeknd, Shawn Mendes, Justin Bieber and Tate McRae making big waves on the world stage. That's the case behind the scenes, too.

Some members of the country’s industry have been honoured by previous editions of Billboard’s Power Players.

2023’s edition of the International Power Players, especially, was loaded with Canadian talent. Among others, it included Kristen Burke, the President of Warner Music Canada and the only female head of a major label in Canada; Wassim “Sal” Slaiby of The Weeknd’s XO Records and the founder of Universal Arabic Music; and Vivian Barclay, Warner Chappell Music’s managing director of Canada and the Board President of ADVANCE, Canada’s Black music collective.

Michael Rapino, the Canadian-born President and CEO of Live Nation, meanwhile, finished fourth on the recently revealed 2024 Power 100 list, behind only Taylor Swift and the global CEOs of two major labels.

Billboard Canada Power Players, however, will be the first time the award will be exclusive to Canadians or those who’ve made impact in Canada’s music industry.

Interested parties can nominate their peers starting today. The award will recognize members of many different branches of the Canadian music industry, including labels, distributors, live, publishing, streaming, radio, legal, rights orgs, associations and more.

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Billboard Canada’s Power Players list will be revealed in June.

Apply for nominations here.

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