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.

Backbeat: Zola Jesus Storms CMJ 2011 With Three Shows in 24 Hours

Backbeat: Zola Jesus Storms CMJ 2011 With Three Shows in 24 Hours

Zola Jesus played three buzzed-about shows in 24 hours at this year's CMJ Music Marathon bringing out a wide swath of the music biz, including Sacred Bones' Caleb Braaten and Taylor Brode, Secretly Canadian's Jon Coombs and Darius Arman, SESAC's Jamie Dominguez and a large contingent from NPR Music, including Backbeat fave Bob Bollen host of "All Songs Considered" and the "Tiny Desk" series.
Backbeat: Karen Elson Brings Country to Fashion Week at Posh NYC Showcase

Backbeat: Karen Elson Brings Country to Fashion Week at Posh NYC Showcase

Nearly all of Karen Elson’s worlds collided on New York’s Lower East Side on Tuesday night, when the model/singer/songwriter/designer/mother/ex-wife of Jack White performed an acoustic set during a swank launch party for her Karen Elson for Nine West Vintage America Collection.
Warner Music Group Names Brian Roberts CFO, Effective January

Updated: Layoffs At Warner Bros./Reprise

Layoffs are took place in the promotion departments of Warner Music’s labels today, sources tell Billboard.biz. People let go include Reprise Senior Vice President of Promotion Mike Rittberg, Warner SVP Ron Cerrito and others.
Amy Winehouse Holds Top of U.K. Album Chart for Second Week

Amy Winehouse: Some Perspective on the Sales Spikes

When an artist dies young, like Amy Winehouse did last week, the media memorializing is often far out of proportion with the person's actual accomplishments. Here's some perspective on her musical legacy.

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