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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 well over 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.

Billboard.com Staff

Tye Comer
M. Tye Comer
Editor, Billboard.com
tye.comer@billboard.com
Twitter: @mtye

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.

Jessica Letkemann
Jessica Letkemann
Managing Editor, Billboard.com
jessica.letkemann@billboard.com
Twitter: @Letkemann

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.

Brad Wete
Brad Wete
Features Editor, Billboard.com
brad.wete@billboard.com
Twitter: @BradWete

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.

Erika Ramirez
Erika Ramirez
Associate Editor, Billboard.com
erika.ramirez@billboard.com
Twitter: @3rika

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.

Jason Lipshutz
Jason Lipshutz
Assistant Editor, Billboard.com
jason.lipshutz@billboard.com
Twitter: @JasonLipshutz

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.

Chris Payne
Chris Payne
Editorial Assistant, Billboard.com
chris.payne@billboard.com
Twitter: @cpayneonaplane

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.

Reg Gonzales
Reg Gonzales
Artist Relations Director, Billboard.com
reg.gonzales@billboard.com
Twitter: @regtopher

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.

Hanon Rosenthal
Hanon Rosenthal
L.A. Video Director, Billboard.com
hanon.rosenthal@billboard.com
Twitter: @HaHanon

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.