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Friday, 28 September 2018

Beyoncé, Taylor Swift and Vanessa Reed top the fifth Woman’s Hour Power List on BBC Music Day

Woman’s Hour has revealed their fifth Power List, profiling the 40 most powerful women currently working in the music industry. The list was revealed live in a special programme hosted by Jenni Murray and broadcast from the BBC’s Maida Vale studios on BBC Music Day.

2018’s Woman’s Hour Power List celebrates women who are demonstrating power in the music industry - innovators and groundbreakers supporting and championing the work of other women or changing the industry from within, making it more equal, diverse and creative.

The top five women on the 40-women list are:

Taylor Swift
Vanessa Reed, CEO of the PRS Foundation
Stacey Tang, Managing Director of RCA UK

This year’s judging panel is chaired by BBC journalist and presenter Tina Daheley. Joining her on the panel are music TV producer and columnist Jasmine Dotiwala, classical music writer and novelist Jessica Duchen, UK producer of the year 2018 Catherine Marks, and Brit Award-winning singer, songwriter and musician Kate Nash.

Karen Dalziel, Editor of Woman’s Hour, says: “I am delighted to celebrate and champion the 40 remarkable women on the Woman’s Hour Power list 2018. All are experts in their chosen field and each individual has demonstrated the leadership and perseverance to change the music industry from the inside. Their passion and commitment is truly inspiring and inclusion on this prestigious list acknowledges their role in paving the way for other women to have opportunity, profile and power in this exciting industry.”

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