The World Music Awards is an international awards show founded in 1989 that annually honors recording artists based on worldwide sales figures provided by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI). John Martinotti is an executive producer and co-founder of the show. The awards show is conducted under the patronage of His Serene Highness Albert II, The Prince of Monaco, Monte-Carlo. Melissa Corkens is the co-executive producer of the annual special. Mark Young is the talent producer. Claudia Lang is the publicist.
The show is broadcast to North and South America, all of Europe, the Middle East, Japan and Southeast Asia, all of China, some other parts of Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and all of Africa reaching an estimated worldwide audience of around one billion viewers, in over 160 countries. The show receives much of its publicity and press from utilizing outside companies.