Jem Aswad

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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.

Martin Kierszenbaum, Cherrytree Label to Remain With Interscope After All

Martin Kierszenbaum, Cherrytree Label to Remain With Interscope After All

Five weeks after his departure from Interscope, Cherrytree Records head Martin Kierszenbaum --  who brought Robyn, Feist, Far East Movement and others to Interscope -- has come to terms with the label after all, a source close to the situation confirmed to Billboard.biz today.
Universal Music-EMI Deal Approved by European Union

Universal in Talks to Sell Off Parlophone Instead of Virgin, EMI Labels

BMG Rights Management is in talks with Universal Music Group to purchase the European rights to EMI’s legendary Parlophone label as part of UMG’s s remedies package of assets to be divested in its proposed purchase of EMI’s recorded music division, a source close to the situation told Billboard.biz late Thursday. The Beatles' catalog reportedly would not be part of the deal.
BuzzMedia Acquires Spin: It's Official

BuzzMedia Acquires Spin: It's Official

As reported by Billboard.biz last night, today BuzzMedia announced its acquisition of Spin Media LLC, parent company of 27-year-old Spin magazine. The brand joins a BuzzMedia stable that includes Stereogum, Idolator, Hype Machine, Pure Volume, Brooklyn Vegan, AbsolutePunk, Buzznet, the recently acquired XLR8R and other properties.

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