Andy Gensler

Billboard.biz Contributing Editor

Billboard.biz contributing editor Andy Gensler is a writer, editor and enthusiastic dancer who has worked at and written for the New York Times, Rolling Stone and Spin. He co-founded the Mishpucha music collective and the No Dancing Allowed political organization fighting NYC's restrictive cabaret laws. He also edited the Daily Swarm and played guitar in the Homefries, an eclectic folk-metal-country-gypsy-punk band. 

Fuse's Liana Huth on 'Opening for Roger Waters,' Agents 'Screwing Over' Promoters, Bastille-Love, Music Discovery Platforms (Video)

Fuse's Liana Huth on 'Opening for Roger Waters,' Agents 'Screwing Over' Promoters, Bastille-Love, Music Discovery Platforms (Video)

The highly engaging Liana Huth, SVP, partnership marketing at Fuse, made for the ideal moderator at the Billboard Touring Conference's Wednesday's Artist Development: Who's Got Next panel. Pulling no punches, Huth was keen to ask agents from Paradigm, CAA and WME about the times they've screwed over promoters. In this video Q&A Huth, discusses the panel, why she predicts Bastille will break through, music discovery platforms and more.
How Lady Gaga Pulled Off the Impossible: A Multimillion Dollar 'ARTPOP' Release Party Without Sponsorship (Exclusive)

How Lady Gaga Pulled Off the Impossible: A Multimillion Dollar 'ARTPOP' Release Party Without Sponsorship (Exclusive)

Lady Gaga on Sunday night at the Brooklyn Navy Yards pulled off the seemingly impossible: an extravagant, multimillion-dollar spectacle of a record release party for “ARTPOP" complete with a flying dress, priceless artwork, free food trucks, open bars, a full-stage show, a rotating spiral staircase and more laid out before an army of decadently clad Little Monsters and national press -- all without a hint of sponsorship.
Priyanka Chopra Named New Guess Girl, Bryan Adams Shoots Print Campaign

Priyanka Chopra Named New Guess Girl, Bryan Adams Shoots Print Campaign

Priyanka Chopra, the musician, actress and former Miss World, has been named a Guess Girl, the first woman of Indian descent to be so honored. She will appear in the fashion brand’s print ads for its upcoming Christmas season shot by a seemingly-unlikely photographer: Bryan Adams.
Lou Reed RIP: What If Everyone Who Bought The First Velvet Underground Album Did Start A Band?

Lou Reed RIP: What If Everyone Who Bought The First Velvet Underground Album Did Start A Band?

A popular perception of the Velvet Underground, fronted by the late-Lou Reed, is that while the group didn’t sell many records, they inspired legions to start bands. In fact a popular trope is that the Velvet Underground’s first album “The Velvet Underground & Nico” only sold in the thousands, but everyone who bought it formed a band.
Ashley Capps on This Weekend's Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit, Asheville, Bonnaroo, Way More (Q&A)

Ashley Capps on This Weekend's Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit, Asheville, Bonnaroo, Way More (Q&A)

This coming weekend marks the launch of a new music festival franchise in Asheville, NC: The Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit. Billboard sat down with the event's promoter AC Entertainment's Ashley Capps for an extensive interview on new festival, its relationship to Moogfest, his Asheville recommendations, the state of Bonnaroo and much more.

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