Christine Lepera Named to Billboard's 2023 Power 100 List
Christine Lepera was named to Billboard's 2023 Power 100 list on February 2, 2023. Billboard's annual list includes the music industry's top players, pinpointing the executives at 100 companies and organizations that exercised the most influence over the past 18 months. The team that compiled this list relied on data anywhere and everywhere it was available, with an emphasis on current market share, revenue, Billboard Boxscore tour grosses and year-end charts and rankings.
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Lepera is a go-to litigator for top creators facing copyright lawsuits, and her past clients have included Drake and Jay-Z. She’s gearing up to rep Post Malone this spring in a trial over a songwriting co-credit for his 2019 hit “Circles.” And Dua Lipa hired her last year to handle two high-profile cases over her 2020 smash “Levitating.” Lepera’s biggest recent victory came in March, when she fended off a copyright case over Katy Perry’s 2013 chart-topper “Dark Horse” — and set a precedential opinion issued by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. “It expressly recognizes that music creators need the breathing room to create with music building blocks and commonplace expression cannot be monopolized,” Lepera says of the decision for Perry. “That is a victory for the creation of music itself.”