Monday, August 27, 2018
Billboard’s Indie Power Players report recognizes achievement at independently owned record labels, music publishers and distributors. In a volatile time for the music business, these executives assure the continued growth of indie music.
Chairman/CEO, Spirit Music Group
One of Spirit’s copyrights -- “Shape of You” by Johnny McDaid and Ed Sheeran, which spent 12 weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100 and 33 consecutive weeks in the top 10 -- managed to achieve what Renzer calls the “trifecta of our industry.” It was awarded BMI’s pop song of the year, ASCAP’s song of the year and PRS for Music’s most performed work prize at the organization’s Ivor Novello Awards. “Not bad for a little independent,” says Renzer with a laugh.