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: Google's Free Scan & Match; Nielsen's Arbitron Deal; .Biz's Year-End Survey Pt. 1

Morning Fix: Google's Free Scan & Match; Nielsen's Arbitron Deal; .Biz's Year-End Survey Pt. 1

In today's Fix: Google launches free scan-and-match music locker; Glenn examines Nielsen's Arbitron aquisition; .Biz readers answer survey on 2012's most important events; Ke$ha's interesting 'Die Young' tweet; Jenni Rivera's album sales soar; 12-12-12's first $50 mil.; Yahoo China closes music site; Instagram's TOS woes; Casadee Pope wins "The Voice," and battle for the U.K. Xmas song changes.
Morning Fix: Bruno Mars Vs. Taylor Swift on Billboard 200; Clive Davis To Honor L.A. Reid at Pre-Grammy Party; Jenni Rivera Memorial Service

Morning Fix: Bruno Mars Vs. Taylor Swift on Billboard 200; Clive Davis To Honor L.A. Reid at Pre-Grammy Party; Jenni Rivera Memorial Service

Today in the Fix:  Bruno Mars and Taylor Swift vie for top of the Billboard 200; L.A. Reid will be honored at Clive Davis' annual pre-Grammy party; YouTube calls 2012 the year of lipsync; Jenni Rivera memorial service announced for L.A.'s Gibson Amphitheater; Landau, Geiger and Fogel on the year in touring; Apple talks to Foursquare; The U.K. Xmas single race is on; Allan Rinde, RIP; Patti Smith's next book. Also, warning: pastry filling may be hot when heated...
Morning Fix: Arthur Fogel Re-Ups With Live Nation; Rolling Stones' 'Final' Show; Apollo Global and HMV

Morning Fix: Arthur Fogel Re-Ups With Live Nation; Rolling Stones' 'Final' Show; Apollo Global and HMV

In today's Fix: Arthur Fogel re-ups with Live nation as chairman of global music; Rolling Stones play final 50th Anniversary date with Springsteen, Gaga and Black Keys but will they play Coachella?; Apollo Global Mgmt and HMV; Bruno Mars tops British charts; 12-12-12 numbers; Dropbox's Audiogalaxy purchase; Sirius XM's new royalty rates (and stock bump); Hadopi under fire; Buble comeback; Winehouse inquiry reopened; lots more.
Morning Fix: Steve Barnett Officially Head of Capitol; U2's McGuiness On Frank Barsalona; Berklee Study on Music Biz Jobs, Salaries

Morning Fix: Billboard.biz's Year in Music; L.A. Reid's 'X Factor' Legacy; 12-12-12 Album Sales

In today's Fix: Billboard.biz's 2012 year-end: charts and more; L.A. Reid's leaving X Factor -- how did his acts do?; Jenni Rivera's sales soar; Warner Music Group's earnings report shows increased digital revenue; 12-12-12 album is selling briskly -- and it's not even out yet; Best Buy's founder making fully-financed bid this month; Rolling Stones going interactive pay-per-view for final show; plus Headlines of the Day.
Morning Fix: Frank Barsalona Remembered; Internet Royalties Debate Hits Congress Wednesday; Rolling Stones Kick Off Anniversary Dates

Morning Fix: '12-12-12' Concert Raised $36 Mil. Before Show; Warner's 4Q Results; Skrillex's New Imprint

In today's Fix: The "12-12-12" Concert raised millions for Hurricane Sandy relief; Warner Music Group posts revenue rise in Q4 and fiscal year; U.S. congressman introduces MUSIC act to benefit indie music companies; HMV shares plummet following loan risk warnings; Skrillex launches The Nest; startling revelations surrounding Jenni Rivera's plane crash; Bruno Mars aiming high; Britany's benjamins; Impala's impressive sales numbers; Dropbox buys Audiogalaxy; Google maps' triumphant return; way, way more.
Morning Fix: Ravi Shankar RIP: Facebook's 2012 Trends; Paul McCartney Playing With Nirvana at 12.12.12

Morning Fix: Ravi Shankar RIP: Facebook's 2012 Trends; Paul McCartney Playing With Nirvana at 12.12.12

Here's your morning stack of music business news. Today, Ravi Shankar, who influenced the west and helped popularize global sounds has died; Facebook releases its 2012 trends -- and politics beat pop; Paul McCartney will play with Nirvana's surviving members at tonight's 12.12.12 Sandy benefit; Rick Ross' Maybach moves to Atlantic; classical music goes clubbing; are you ready for music discovery 2.0? We are.
Morning Fix: Others Who Died on Jenni Rivera Flight; Pepsi's Label-Like Plans; 12-12-12 Benefit Album

Morning Fix: Others Who Died on Jenni Rivera Flight; Pepsi's Label-Like Plans; 12-12-12 Benefit Album

Here's your daily schmeer of morning music business news: A report on the victims of the fatal-crash that killed Latin superstar Jenni Rivera; PepsiCo CMO on the company's label-like ambitions and Beyonce's $50 million deal; Columbia Records 12.12.12. benefit album; Trent Reznor's work on Beats' music service; Al Walser to keep Grammy nom; Neil Portnow's 10 year NARAS anniversary (video); Instagram and Twitter's war for social-photo supremacy; Eminem's UK dates; way more.

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