P. Andrew Bilbao
Chief Operating Officer and Vice President
Senior Vice President of Content
Senior Vice President of Entertainment Group
Billboard company creates posters. It owns the famous brand Billboard. It is a Hollywood media group company. It was founded as a trade publication for bill posters. Later it focussed on music industry, radio, phonograph and became one of the leading companies to create posters for various bands, movies and other media related magazines as well. The headquarters of the company is located in New York. It was founded in 1984 by William Donaldson and James Hennegan. It was sold to private investors in 1985. Since then it has been owned by various private parties. It also covers circus industries, fairs, burlesque shows, etc.
The office of the company was initially located at Brighton, Ohio till 1943. The company had only 100 employees then. It moved to New York in 1948. In 1961 it was renamed as Billboard music week when it began to focus more on music. Apart from posters it also published magazines. The Funspot magazine was published by the company exclusively for Disco Jockeys in 1960s and 70s.
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