Woman’s Hour 2018 Power List

The Woman’s Hour 2018 Power List celebrates the Top 40 most successful women having an impact on music: the women having power in the industry, who are innovators and ground-breakers supporting and championing the work of other women, or changing the industry from within – to make it more equal, diverse and creative.

Huge congratulations to three of our ever-supportive Nordoff Robbins advocates who are featured on the list – Maggie Crowe, who is a wonderful champion of our charity through the BRIT Trust, BRIT Awards and BPI, Emma Banks who is the Chair of the O2 Silver Clef Awards Committee and through CAA a huge supporter of Nordoff Robbins, and Rebecca Allen, who is a key member of our Carol Service Committee.

Read more about their achievements here, and view the full power list here

7. Rebecca Allen

President of Decca Records

“One of the only female presidents [of a record label] in this country – that’s big. But she’s also signed major artists like Sheku Kanneh-Mason.”

At Decca, Rebecca has led the label through one of its most successful periods: signing worldwide stars like Alfie Boe and Ennio Morricone, but also expanding the label into a global entertainment business rather than just a music label.

10. Maggie Crowe

Director of Events and Charities at the British Phonographic Industry

“She runs the BRIT Awards and the Mercury Prize – huge UK music brands. And at the BPI she’s brought in mentoring programmes to support people from diverse backgrounds to rise through the ranks.”

Maggie’s worked her way up through the ranks at The BPI since she first joined in 1986 and now oversees the BRIT awards and The Mercury Prize. She’s also an Administrator of the BRIT Trust, as well as sitting on the board of the BRIT school.

26. Emma Banks

Co-head of Creative Artists Agency

Widely respected in the industry, Emma has done so much, especially for women. She’s championed people like Katy Perry and Kylie Minogue. Always talking at seminars and conferences, she’s really relevant.”

Emma’s work at the top of CAA has been key in the development of some of the world’s biggest music stars. She’s regarded as one of the most trailblazing female agents in the industry.