Susan Butler

Executive Editor & Publisher
Music Confidential

Susan Butler is a U.S.-based international business journalist and publisher, entertainment and tech attorney and published author. Through Butler Business & Media LLC, she writes and publishes Music Confidential, a paid-subscription international news & business analysis report.

Many CEOs and government officials call Susan “the most influential commentator" and "the most knowledgeable expert on music matters in our industry,” referring to Music Confidential as "the holy grail of music [business] resources" that has become "THE point of reference.”

After practicing law for 21 years representing clients in the music, film, TV and tech fields, Susan began reporting and writing full time for Billboard. In 2008, she formed a company and launched Music Confidential. Today the publication has thousands of paying subscribers in 49 countries, who are executive decision makers with record companies, publishers, collecting societies, digital services, law and investment firms, trade groups and governments.

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