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Billboard’s 2017 Women in Music Features Loeb & Loeb Partner Debra White

For the second year in a row, Loeb & Loeb partner Debra White was recognized by Billboard as one of the most powerful women in the music industry. Ms. White was profiled in the publication’s annual “Women in Music” list as one of the top dealmakers, influencers and tastemakers credited with pushing the music industry forward. 

Noted by Billboard as a “dealmaker extraordinaire,” Ms. White was highlighted for her recent work with clients The Who, Tencent, Melanie Martinez, Ty Stiklorius' Friends at Work and others in the industry. She was honored, together with all of the female power players recognized by Billboard in 2017, at the Women in Music Awards event held November 30 in Hollywood. 

Debra White focuses her practice in the entertainment and music industries, with emphasis on representing established and developing recording artists, songwriters, producers, managers, record companies, publishing companies, and digital media and technology companies in their ongoing business affairs. Ms. White's primary focus is in the field of music negotiation, including negotiation of multimillion-dollar recording contracts, as well as publishing, live touring on a worldwide basis, film soundtrack and Broadway cast albums, and merchandising and sponsorship agreements. A significant portion of her music practice centers on the development of copyright strategies and implementation of licensing efforts for digital companies, major advertisers and advertising agencies, sports and television networks, and entertainment companies. She also frequently utilizes her talent and recording relationships to negotiate music and entertainment-related strategic marketing partnerships, tour sponsorships, brand integration agreements, celebrity product endorsements and spokesperson deals on behalf of advertising agencies and Fortune 500 companies from a variety of industries.