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: Rihanna's First No. 1 Album; Adele Hits 10 Million; Today's Congressional Internet-Royalty Hearing

Morning Fix: Rihanna's First No. 1 Album; Adele Hits 10 Million; Today's Congressional Internet-Royalty Hearing

In today's Fix: Rihanna finally gets her first No. 1 album; what to expect at today's Congressional hearings on digital radio's music licensing; layoffs (and new appointments) at UMG-EMI Canada; Adele  "21" sells 10 million and quick; legendary promo man Pete Bennett RIP; Deezer aims at Spotify; will Florence & the Machine and Eric Clapton play next Rolling Stones gig?; way more.
Morning Fix: Steve Barnett Officially Head of Capitol; U2's McGuiness On Frank Barsalona; Berklee Study on Music Biz Jobs, Salaries

Morning Fix: Steve Barnett Officially Head of Capitol; U2's McGuiness On Frank Barsalona; Berklee Study on Music Biz Jobs, Salaries

In today's Fix: UMG officially names Steve Barnett chairman/CEO of Capitol; U2 manager Paul McGuiness' tribute to Frank Barsalona; Billboard releases FutureSound white paper on keys to new music business; Berklee examines music biz salaries; Record Store Day's Black Friday in the black; Rolling Stones fined for playing past curfew; Pussy Riot nominated for Time's Person of the Year; and way more. Pass the Mickey toast.
Morning Fix: Frank Barsalona Remembered; Internet Royalties Debate Hits Congress Wednesday; Rolling Stones Kick Off Anniversary Dates

Morning Fix: Frank Barsalona Remembered; Internet Royalties Debate Hits Congress Wednesday; Rolling Stones Kick Off Anniversary Dates

In today's Fix: Legendary music agent Frank Barsalona remembered by Irving Azoff, Danny Zelisko, Peter Luukko and others; The Internet Radio Fairness Act will be considered by Congress this week; PSY's "Gangnam Style" is YouTube's most watched video (sorry Bieber); Live Nation launches website; Kobalt gets Dylan's neighboring rights; Rolling Stones' anniversary show begins with Mary J. Blige; way more. Plus, steel cut oats.
Morning Fix: One Direction & Rihanna Top Charts: Mog CEO Steps Down; Salaam Remi to Sony

Morning Fix: One Direction & Rihanna Top Charts: Mog CEO Steps Down; Salaam Remi to Sony

Today in the Fix: One Direction tops the album chart with the year's third highest first week sales; Rihanna tops Hot 100; Mog CEO David Hyman steps down; the Rolling Stones announce former members Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor will join them; what if radio had to pay Pandora's royalty rates?; Salaam Remi named A&R EVP at Sony; Best Buy's Q3 loss; Black Friday Record Store Day; way more. Also, pass the yams.
Morning Fix: Black Friday Music Discounts; Myspace Plans Analyzed; Bon Jovi Tour

Morning Fix: Black Friday Music Discounts; Myspace Plans Analyzed; Bon Jovi Tour

Today in the Fix: Black Friday's deep CD discounts; Myspace's leaked plans are optimistic -- too optimistic?; Radical.fm  takes aim at Spotify with ad-free music; Bon Jovi's new tour; T\the Rolling Stones unveil first app; InGrooves Fontana announce artist services division; Cash Money sells 500 millionth song; jounos rise up and spiral downward on Rihanna tour; R. Kelly "Trapped in the Closet" slated for Broadway; much more. Also, pass the grits.
Morning Fix: Bieber, Minaj Win Big at AMAs; Internet Radio Fairness Opponents Unite; AC/DC Joins iTunes

Morning Fix: Bieber, Minaj Win Big at AMAs; Internet Radio Fairness Opponents Unite; AC/DC Joins iTunes

In today's Fix: Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj are among last night's exuberant American Music Awards winners; Forces against the so-called Internet Fairness act are uniting against the bill; One Direction tops the UK's album and singles chart and takes aim for the U.S.; EMI opens a bidding area; FutureSound conference recap and our headline of the day (Twinkies).

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