South Africa’s Sean Watson included in Billboard’s 2021 International Power Players

Sean Watson

Billboard recently announced its 2021 list of International Power Players which celebrates industry innovators at over 100 companies who are driving the success of the global music industry.

Billboard’s International Power Players recognizes industry leaders — nominated by their companies and peers and selected by our editors — with primary responsibilities outside the United States. Honorees include label executives, music publishers, independent entrepreneurs, artist managers and concert promoters. Included in this year’s Billboard’s 2021 International Power Players list is Sony Music Entertainment South Africa’s Managing Director, Sean Watson.

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Watson, a 30-year veteran of the African music industry, guides a roster that includes AKA, Shekinah, Mlindo, Sha Sha, Black Motion, KDDO and Dice Ailes. He is also on the board of the South African Music Performance Rights Association and its nonprofit division supporting the growth of the South African music industry.

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