The world's premier music publication, Billboard has served the entertainment business since 1894. Beginning as a weekly for the billposting and advertising business, Billboard and its popular music charts have evolved into the primary source of information on trends and innovation in music, serving music fans, artists, top executives, tour promoters, publishers, radio programmers, lawyers, retailers, digital entrepreneurs and many others.
As Billboard's consumer-faced online home, Billboard.com features an extensive array of searchable, playable charts, breaking music news, artist interviews and exclusives, news, video and more. Launched in 1995 as Billboard Online, Billboard.com now attracts ten million unique visitors each month in more than 100 countries and has become the de facto digital destination for popular music.
Billboard is headquartered in New York with bureaus in Los Angeles and Miami, and has editorial correspondents in major cities around the globe.
Editorial Director, Billboard
As Billboard's Editorial Director, Bill Werde leads the editorial strategy and vision for the brand, which includes the weekly publication, websites (Billboard.com and Billboard.biz) and other digital content offerings, as well as industry-leading conferences and events. Werde joined Billboard in July 2005 as Senior News Editor and has steadily climbed the ranks of the organization, having been promoted to Deputy Editor and later Executive Editor of the brand. Prior to Billboard, Werde was the Associate Editor for Rolling Stone. Before that he worked as a freelance journalist for a number of publications including the New York Times, Washington Post, Village Voice and Wired Magazine on matters of culture, politics and technology.
M. Tye Comer
M. Tye Comer leads the editorial strategy for Billboard's consumer-facing website. Previously, Tye served as Editorial Director of Nielsen's Entertainment, Media and Visual Arts online properties, Editorial Director of AOL Music, and also held the title of Associate Editor at the CMJ New Music Report from 1995-2000. His articles on music and pop culture have appeared in a number of publications, including Spin, Paper, URB and The Source.
Managing Editor, Billboard.com
Billboard.com managing editor Letkemann was previously an editor at Premiere, Spin, and Circus magazines. She also co-founded Pearl Jam fan site TwoFeetThick.com, contributed research to the book and Cameron Crowe film "Pearl Jam Twenty," and has written for a variety of pop culture publications.
News Editor, Billboard.com
Marc Schneider is the news editor of Billboard.com, where he overseas breaking news coverage, live concert reviews and original reporting, among other duties. He previously worked at AOL, where he spent eight years in various editorial capacities. He held senior positions at AOL News, where he covered the entertainment beat, and was a founding editor of PopEater.com.
Features Editor, Billboard.com
Brad Wete is the features editor of Billboard.com. He has also held staff posts at Entertainment Weekly, Vibe Magazine and Complex Magazine. Brad has also written for GQ, The Grio, The Root and other publications.
Associate Editor, Billboard.com
Erika Ramirez is the associate editor of Billboard.com. She spearheads the R&B/Hip-Hop column, The Juice. She has contributed to Rolling Stone, New York Magazine, MTV RapFix and other publications. She's also obsessed with all things emo, particularly of the Drake variety.
Assistant Editor, Billboard.com
Jason Lipshutz is the assistant editor at Billboard.com and single reviews editor for Billboard magazine. He has written for VIBE, The Hollywood Reporter, Spinner and other publications and received a BA in English at The College of New Jersey.
Social Media Editor, Billboard.com
Sarah Maloy has been with Billboard since 2011, transitioning from editorial assistant to social media editor in 2013. She now oversees Billboard's many social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Tumblr. A graduate of Ohio University, Sarah has worked for a variety of publications, writing about fashion, film, TV and tech.
Editorial Assistant, Billboard.com
Chris Payne joined the editorial team in January 2013 after breaking in as an intern with both Billboard and Pitchfork, and freelancing for outlets like Paste, RollingStone.com, The L and Critical Mob. He served as music director for The College of New Jersey's WTSR from 2008 to 2010, though he got his true introduction to pop music en route to grade school, listening to Z100 on the school bus in Colonia, N.J.
Artist Relations Director, Billboard.com
As artist relations director, Reg Gonzales secures exclusives and books talent across multiple brand platforms. He previously handled industry relations for AOL Music and artist development at Island Def Jam. During his years at Cornell University, he was the musical director of an a cappella group called The Class Notes (pun intended).
L.A. Video Director, Billboard.com
Hanon Rosenthal joined Billboard in 2008 as a lead videographer and editor. He currently directs video features, produces national news coverage and develops new media products across Billboard's digital platforms. Prior to Billboard, he created award winning marketing, documentary and style videos in New York City.
Art Director, Billboard.com
Kate Glicksberg is the art director for Billboard.com. As a photographer, her work has appeared in The New York Times, MTV, VH1, Manhattan magazine and Design Milk, amongst others. She loves Instagram and listens to techno.
Photo Assistant, Billboard.com
After freelancing at Billboard.com for more than a year, Jatnna Nunez was named junior photo editor in January 2013. Previously she was an associate photo editor at TVGuide.com.