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. 

The Year in International: Think Globally, Act Globally (Like PSY)

The Year in International: Think Globally, Act Globally (Like PSY)

The music business in 2012 continued its inexorable march towards increased globalization at an ever-greater velocity. The year’s biggest industry stories often weren’t limited to just the top music markets -- the U.S., Japan, Germany, the U.K. and Australia -- but the entire globe as artists, labels, promoters, retailers, tech companies -- and especially a certain pudgy Korean rapper -- both thought and acted globally.
Morning Fix: Billboard Touring Conference Kicks Off; Facebook Woos Music Apps; Carnegie Hall Reopens

Morning Fix: Year-End SoundScan Good For Digital, Universal, Adele; IRFA's Hibernation; Twitter IPO?

Busy music news day: Today, Nielsen-Soundscan's year-end numbers were good for digital sales, Universal's market share and top-sellers Adele and Gotye - but not so much for albums; the Internet Radio Fairness Act is hibernating but not gone; Liberty all but takes control of SiriusXM; rumors of a Twitter IPO swirl; CES gets ready to rumble; "Les Mis Sdtk" aiming for No. 1; mucho mas.
Morning Fix: Michael Rapino On Azoff's Departure; Tiesto to Red Light Mgmt; Patti Page Dead at 85

Morning Fix: Michael Rapino On Azoff's Departure; Tiesto to Red Light Mgmt; Patti Page Dead at 85

In today's Fix: Michael Rapino gives his only interview on Live Nation post-Irving Azoff; Google and Yahoo's ad networks on illegal downloading sites; Tiesto signs with Coran Capshaw's Red Light management; UK album sales drop as digital continues to grow; Patti Page RIP; Justin Bieber's call for paparazzi legislation; Jack White's "Blunderbuss" is year's top-selling vinyl; Headlines of the Day; and more.
Morning Fix: Irving Azoff on Leaving Live Nation; UK Album Sales Drop; 'New Year's Rockin' Eve's Rockin' Ratings

Morning Fix: Irving Azoff on Leaving Live Nation; UK Album Sales Drop; 'New Year's Rockin' Eve's Rockin' Ratings

The first Fix of 2013 is in and it's a doozy: Irving Azoff, chairman of Live Nation and No. 1 on Billboard's Power 100 last year, stepped down over the holiday. Biz has extensive coverage, that includes an Azoff Q&A, a look at the announcement's timing and finances and what Liberty Media's John Malone's may be planning. Also, UK album sales drop; 'New Year's Rockin' Eve's ratings soar; subscription services are not quite ready; Bieber paparazzo killed; way more.
Morning Fix: Backstage at 'New Year Rockin' Eve;' Instagram's TOS Fallout; Gift Card Music Sales; Kimye Spawn

Morning Fix: Backstage at 'New Year Rockin' Eve;' Instagram's TOS Fallout; Gift Card Music Sales; Kimye Spawn

In today's Fix: .Biz gets a backstage tour of "New Year's Rockin' Eve," Jenny McCarthy's ribs; Glenn examines the fall-out from Instagram's TOS changes; gift cards stimulate U.S. and UK singles sales; "X Factor"'s other factors; "fiscal cliff" is hours away; Lady Gaga offers teen counseling; Kanye and Kim spawn; Emeli Sande tops UK charts, has year's best seller; join Beyonce at the Super Bowl; much more. 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4....
Morning Fix: Holiday Music Sales Drop; MP3 Player Sales Dwindle; Fiscal Cliff Nears; Britney Spears Exiting 'X Factor'?

Morning Fix: Holiday Music Sales Drop; MP3 Player Sales Dwindle; Fiscal Cliff Nears; Britney Spears Exiting 'X Factor'?

The Fix is in. Today, holiday music sales dropped significantly; what a Britney Spears exit from "X Factor might mean; fiscal cliff roils economy; why the dwindling MP3 Players is good for music biz; mobile devices' Xmas boom; Taylor Swift aiming for No. 1 again; why reversion rights could be a 2013 game-changer; Amazon tops online customer satisfaction, Apple less so; Audiogalaxy RIP; way more.  Can you pull that truck over here?
Morning Fix: The Business of New Year's Concerts; 2013's Brands to Watch; Can Drake Trademark 'YOLO'?

Morning Fix: The Business of New Year's Concerts; 2013's Brands to Watch; Can Drake Trademark 'YOLO'?

In today's Fix: The business of New Year's Eve concerts; the ten brands to watch in 2013; Drake complains about stores' carrying YOLO merch, but is it his to trademark?; a look at 2012's digital music startup funding; Mark Zuckerberg's sister's Facebook privacy woes; RIP Ray Collins of the Mothers of Invention; disruptions in the cloud; and so it goes...  

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