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. 

Rough Trade’s Stephen Godfroy on Record Store Day, Massive Q1 Sales Growth, Williamsburg Store (Q&A)

Rough Trade’s Stephen Godfroy on Record Store Day, Massive Q1 Sales Growth, Williamsburg Store (Q&A)

UK music retailer Rough Trade as of late has been on something of a roll: The store just reported 25% increase in its Q1 revenues, won Music Week's Retail Brand Award and is slated to open a Williamsburg, Brooklyn branch later this year. Biz spoke with store co-founder Stephen Godfroy about this and more on the eve of Record Store Day, which Godfroy described as the "music retail equivalent of a Diet Coke and Mentos geyser..."
Morning Fix: Twitter #Music Examined; Diplo's Mad Decent + Dr. Luke's Prescription = Pub Deal; Record Store Day and the Vinyl Resurgence

Morning Fix: Twitter #Music Examined; Diplo's Mad Decent + Dr. Luke's Prescription = Pub Deal; Record Store Day and the Vinyl Resurgence

So much in today's Fix: Twitter #Music considered; Record Store Day and vinyl's "big" resurgence; Diplo's Mad Decent, Dr. Luke's Prescription Songs sign pub deal; Rock Hall ceremony dominated by Rush fans; IMS Engage: Skrillex, Moxy, Finkel and the fight; Willie Nelson benefit for Texas blast; Katy Perry's new album; Google profits way up; Internet tax; Cannes music; way more.
Morning Fix: Twitter Music App Launching Today; Big Machine, Dr. Luke's Joint Venture; Guggenheim Announces Billboard Group

Morning Fix: Twitter Music App Launching Today; Big Machine, Dr. Luke's Joint Venture; Guggenheim Announces Billboard Group

In today's Fix: Twitter #Music launches; Big Machine and Dr. Luke's Prescription Songs announce joint venture; Guggenheim Digital Media announces Billboard Group formation; UMG and X5 to reissue Verve, Blue Note comps; Graham Jones' Record Store Day Q&A; Paramore tops charts; Tracy Morgan hosting BBMAs; Apple stock woes; Vice launches Thump; Young Sav to Maybach; Blur takes Stone Roses Coachella headlining spot; ASCAP Popo Awards; more.
Morning Fix: How Boston Radio Is Helping Post-Marathon Tragedy; SoundExchange's Q1 Record Payout; Arbitron Shareholders Approve Acquisition by Nielsen

Morning Fix: How Boston Radio Is Helping Post-Marathon Tragedy; SoundExchange's Q1 Record Payout; Arbitron Shareholders Approve Acquisition by Nielsen

In today's Fix: How Boston radio provides info, comfort following Marathon tragedy; SoundExchange's record-setting Q1 payout; iTunes has 63% of download market, study says; Musicians gloat about Twitter #Music App access; PSY's 'Gentleman' at 100 mil; Nielsen's Arbitron acquisition; Mega CEO Q&A; Vice launching Thump EDM channel; Daft Punk takes to Vine; NSAI's Thomas Miller guest post Bleecker Bob's RIP; way more.
Morning Fix: Spotfiy's Global Expansion; iTunes' Decade of Dominance; PSY's 'Gentleman' Sets YouTube Record

Morning Fix: Spotfiy's Global Expansion; iTunes' Decade of Dominance; PSY's 'Gentleman' Sets YouTube Record

In today's Fix: Spotify launches in eight new international markets; new NPD Group report shows iTunes market dominance; PSY's "Gentleman" sets YouTube record; Keith and Mick debate new Stones album; UK's licensing income grows; Twitter talking to Viacom, NBC for content; Muve moves to Brazil; SirusXM's answer to Pandora; Kanine Records' 10th B-day; way more.
Morning Fix: Coachella Weekend One; Twitter Music's Invite-Only Launch; Anti-Thatcher 'Ding Dong' Denied UK No. 1

Morning Fix: Coachella Weekend One; Twitter Music's Invite-Only Launch; Anti-Thatcher 'Ding Dong' Denied UK No. 1

In today's Fix: Twitter Music app goes invite-only; Coachella highlights; Duke Dumont beats Anti-Thatcher 'Ding Dong!' campaign; PSY's follow up at 58 million YouTube views; How Oseary, Braun, Carter find tech rock stars; Songza raises $3.8 million; PPL 2012 income up 11%; Daft Punk reveal collabs; DISH bids on Sprint; 4th & B'way relaunches; Brad Paisley heads for top 10; Deftones Chi Cheng RIP; way more.
Morning Fix: Twitter Buys We Are Hunted: Reebok Drops Rick Ross; Pandora's Tim Westegren Guest Post

Morning Fix: Twitter Buys We Are Hunted: Reebok Drops Rick Ross; Pandora's Tim Westegren Guest Post

In today's jam-packed Fix: Twitter buys We Are Hunted, reportedly launching music app; Reebok drops Rick Ross; Pandora's Tim Westergren on "under-the-radar" musicians; Coachella kicks-off; Jay-Z clarifies on new track; Apple and UMG nearing iRadio deal (report); sagging PC sales and music biz; UK Q1 album sales rise; BBC's "Ding Dong" dilemma; PSY and N. Korea; fake Beliebers, Paisley's 'Racist' song streams; more

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