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. 

Morning Fix: Live Nation Going to Russia; Pandora Stocks Plummet; UMG/EMI Outline Germany Plans

Morning Fix: Live Nation Going to Russia; Pandora Stocks Plummet; UMG/EMI Outline Germany Plans

This morning, Live Nation, like iTunes, expanding to Russia; Pandora's stock slides; Drake's October's Very Own label to announce Warner Bros. deal; Daniel Glass, Spotify's Ken Parks on the importance of track order; EMI Germany moving to Berlin; HMV Canada launches streaming service; the power of a Bieber tweet; Turntable Piki; and also your steamed latte is a work of art.
How iTunes Launch in 56 Countries Compares To The Coalition of the Willing

How iTunes Launch in 56 Countries Compares To The Coalition of the Willing

In some ways Apple's announcement today on launching in 56 new international territories is analogous to George W. Bush's Coalition of the Willing, the alliance of countries who supported the U.S.'s war effort in Iraq begun in 2003. In fact, some of the very same nations show up on both lists, including Azerbaijan, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Uganda and Uzbekistan.
Morning Fix: iTunes Launches In 56 Countries; Simon Fuller's Concord Bid; Clapton, Chris Martin Join 12-12-12 Sandy Benefit

Morning Fix: iTunes Launches In 56 Countries; Simon Fuller's Concord Bid; Clapton, Chris Martin Join 12-12-12 Sandy Benefit

Today in the Fix: iTunes launches in Russia, Turkey, India, S. Africa and 52 other countries; Three songwriting coalitions write anti-Internet Radio Fairness Act letters; Simon Fuller bidding on Concord Music Group; Eddie Vedder's SiriusXM show; Coldplay's Chris Martin and Eric Clapton added to 12.12.12.; Internet, mobile and social way up, per Nielsen; mobile gaining on desktop, per KPCB's Mary Meeker; Soundcloud numbers; that, Puffins and way more.
Morning Fix: Billboard Women In Music Honorees; HMV Sells Mama Group; Zep Honored by Obama; iTunes Coming to Russia?

Morning Fix: Billboard Women In Music Honorees; HMV Sells Mama Group; Zep Honored by Obama; iTunes Coming to Russia?

Top of the day, pass the crumpets. In today's Fix: Billboard recognizes and honors the music biz's top female execs; HMV Group sells MamaGroup; Metallica goes indie; the FCC approves community radio expansion; Led Zeppelin honored by Obama; Lady Gaga buys 55 Michael Jackson items at auction; Das Racist breaks-up; Holiday sets to hit the Billboard 200; is iTunes launching in Russia?; way more.
Morning Fix: iTunes 11 Launches; Alicia Keys, Rod Stewart Headed For No. 1; Katy Perry Woman of the Year Video

Morning Fix: iTunes 11 Launches; Alicia Keys, Rod Stewart Headed For No. 1; Katy Perry Woman of the Year Video

In today's Fix: Apple finally launches iTunes 11 and we have a recap of what's new; Rod Stewart and Alicia Keys vie for Billbaord 200 top honors; Katy Perry discusses her 2012 Billboard Woman of the Year honors (our annual event takesw place today); AC/DC crushes on iTunes; Cee-Lo and Primary Wave team up on Juliet Sims mgm't; UK's best-sellers; Gotye tops ARIA awards; and it's all Rooty Tooty Fresn 'n Fruity!

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