Jem Aswad

Contributor

Jem Aswad is the former editor of Billboard.biz. He has also held senior editorial posts at Spin, MTV News, Time Out New York, ASCAP and CMJ, and has written for New York magazine, Entertainment Weekly, the Village Voice, Esquire, and other publications.

Ray Davies, Gamble & Huff, Donovan Honored at Songwriters Hall

Ray Davies, Gamble & Huff, Donovan Honored at Songwriters Hall

The Songwriters Hall of Fame is like none other: There are awards and speeches and honors and recognition and reminisces and occasional tears, but the magic comes from the abiding respect for the songs and songwriters reflected in the performances.
Damian Abraham of Fucked Up

How the F--- Do You Market a Band Called F---ed Up?

Many bands second-guess their names, especially when the musicians have matured beyond the juvenile or inebriated inspiration that first sparked their nomenclatorial creativity. Yet the dilemma takes on a whole new dimension when the name is considered indecent by the Federal Communications Commission.
Damian Abraham of Fucked Up

How the F--- Do You Market a Band Called F-----d Up?

Many bands second-guess their names, especially when the musicians have matured beyond the juvenile or inebriated inspiration that first sparked their nomenclatorial creativity. Yet the dilemma takes on a whole new dimension when the name is considered indecent by the Federal Communications Commission.

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