Andrew Flanagan

Contributor

Andrew Flanagan is a New York-based freelance writer whose byline can be found at places like NPR, Rolling Stone, MTV, and The Quietus. He was the senior editor of The Daily Swarm and served as substitute music editor of City Pages during his many years in the Midwest. Animal lover.

Morning Fix: NFL and VH1 Planning Six Pre-Super Bowl Concerts; How SFX and Azoff-MSG Are Game-Changers; Playing the Halftime Show, For Free; CMJ in 2013

Morning Fix: NFL and VH1 Planning Six Pre-Super Bowl Concerts; How SFX and Azoff-MSG Are Game-Changers; Playing the Halftime Show, For Free; CMJ in 2013

VH1 and the NFL are leveraging this year's New Jersey location and fresh Halftime star around the Big Day – Far from toe-dippers, music industry veterans are reshaping the contours of a music startup – Bruno Mars will benefit greatly from his Super Bowl Halftime Show booking, but pocket zero dollars – and much more in today's Fix.
Morning Fix: What's the Deal with Track Sales?; Black Flag's Greg Ginn Can't Stop 'Flag'; Taylor Swift's $4M Ed Center Opens; ACL's Final Day Cancelled

Morning Fix: What's the Deal with Track Sales?; Black Flag's Greg Ginn Can't Stop 'Flag'; Taylor Swift's $4M Ed Center Opens; ACL's Final Day Cancelled

Glenn Peoples takes a look at the declining sales of single songs – Greg Ginn's suit against his former bandmates doesn't end well (for him) – Taylor Swift's $4 million Taylor Swift Education Center at the Country Music Hall of Fame is ready to teach – Inclement weather ends ACL early – and much more in today's Fix.
Morning Fix: Jenni Rivera, Gerardo Ortiz Win Big at Billboard Mexican Music Awards; SFX Loses Nearly $100 Million Its First Day Trading; How Timberlake Became 2013's Big Winner

Morning Fix: Jenni Rivera, Gerardo Ortiz Win Big at Billboard Mexican Music Awards; SFX Loses Nearly $100 Million Its First Day Trading; How Timberlake Became 2013's Big Winner

The 2013 Billboard Mexican Music Awards were held in Los Angeles last night, with Gerardo Ortiz and the departed Jenni Rivera dominating – Going public is no joke, as SFX learned throughout the day yesterday as its initial price dropped from $13 to $11.89 – Justin Timberlake's handlers explain how they made his year larger-than-life – and much more in today's Fix.
Birth of a Buzz: Behind the Scenes as Hozier Goes Viral

Birth of a Buzz: Behind the Scenes as Hozier Goes Viral

There's a good chance you haven't heard of Hozier quite yet -- though over 230,000 have over the past week-and-a-half. Born Andrew Hozier Byrne, the emerging singer-songwriter is in the midst of a unique spike of awareness, made possible by the digital age. We call it "going viral" these days.
NARM Renames Itself the Music Business Association, Expands Mandate

NARM Renames Itself the Music Business Association, Expands Mandate

The National Association of Recording Merchandisers (NARM), the trade organization founded in 1958 which represents music retailers, distributors, and others involved in the sale of music and related merchandise, has announced it is restructuring and renaming its organization to more effectively operate within the new realities of the music business which have emerged over the last decade.

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