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. 

Robert F.X Sillerman On SFX's IPO, Stock Prices, Future Acquisitions, Afrojack

Robert F.X Sillerman On SFX's IPO, Stock Prices, Future Acquisitions, Afrojack

Yesterday afternoon, the scene at NASDAQ's MarketSite in Times Square felt like something out of a Fellini film, but in place of clowns or strongmen: Buttoned-up bankers, traders, financial analysts, a tight security detail, an exceedingly tall Dutch DJ and the men most responsible for the national proliferation of booming bass, confetti canons and dance-happy youth fill the studio of the world’s second-largest stock exchange.
Backbeat: Seymour Stein Honored by Gottehrer, Silverman, Lyor, Other NYC Music Machers (and Madonna) at CBGBs Fest

Backbeat: Seymour Stein Honored by Gottehrer, Silverman, Lyor, Other NYC Music Machers (and Madonna) at CBGBs Fest

Walking into the elegant Bowery Hotel last night for the CBGB Fest’s tribute to Seymour Stein, the recipient of the event’s inaugural Icon Award, one was immediately struck by the cavalcade of New York Music execs. Mingling amongst the hors-d'oeuvres were Richard Gottehrer, Lyor Cohen, Edgar Bronfman, Jr., Martin Mills, Craig Kallman, Mike Jbara, Tom Silverman, Danny Fields and many others. Even Madonna sent in her well-wishes.
Beats Electronics Receives Reported $500 Million Investment From The Carlyle Group

Beats Electronics Receives Reported $500 Million Investment From The Carlyle Group

Beats Electronics LLC (Beats), the audio brand co-founded by Dr. Dre and Interscope Geffen A&M Chairman Jimmy Iovine, today announced that The Carlyle Group had agreed to make a minority investment in the company. Though terms of the deal were not disclosed, reports put the Washington-based private-equity firm’s investment amount at $500 million valuing the company at over $1 billion
Priyanka Chopra Talks Explosive Thursday Night Football Theme Song

Priyanka Chopra Talks Explosive Thursday Night Football Theme Song

"I learned all about special effects having worked on movies in India," says Priyanka Chopra on the explosion-filled video (below) for her first single "In My City," the theme song to the 2013 season of the NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football.
Backbeat: Priyanka Chopra on Her Thursday Night Football Theme Song, Competition With Carrie Underwood, New Album

Backbeat: Priyanka Chopra on Her Thursday Night Football Theme Song, Competition With Carrie Underwood, New Album

Priyanka Chopra's first single “In My City,” is official theme song to the 2013 season of the NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football. The show’s video for the song, written by Esther Dean, produced by RedOne and featuring will.i.am, makes it debut on tonight’s season premiere featuring the New York Jets facing-off against the New England Patriots.

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