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. 

Grateful Dead’s Long Strange Trip and Lasting Music Biz Legacy with Skrillex, Warren Haynes, Rock Scully, More

Grateful Dead’s Long Strange Trip and Lasting Music Biz Legacy with Skrillex, Warren Haynes, Rock Scully, More

Decades before social media and the digital revolution, the Grateful Dead and their fervent Deadhead fan base blazed music business trails that in large measure have become standard industry operating procedure. Thus the Billboard Touring Conference keynote case study, “The Golden Road: Lessons Learned From the Dead” with Skrillex, Warren Haynes, ex-manager Rock Scully, Another Planet's Gregg Perloff, Windish Agency's Sam Hunt, AM Only's Lee Anderson and Paradigm's Jonathan Levine.
Why Everyone On the Florida Georgia Line Case Study Panel at the Touring Conference Was Grinning Ear-To-Ear (And It Wasn't Just the Fireball)

Why Everyone On the Florida Georgia Line Case Study Panel at the Touring Conference Was Grinning Ear-To-Ear (And It Wasn't Just the Fireball)

Attendees of the Touring Conference couldn’t have asked for a better case study than Florida Georgia Line. How the duo went from virtual unknowns to having the longest running No. 1 of all-time on the Hot Country Chart with “Cruise” and opening for Taylor Swift is incredible. And none of it would have happened without deft management, a savvy publishing company, a supportive label, powerful touring partners and least not two dedicated musicians.
Fuse's Liana Huth on 'Opening for Roger Waters,' Agents 'Screwing Over' Promoters, Bastille-Love, Music Discovery Platforms (Video)

Fuse's Liana Huth on 'Opening for Roger Waters,' Agents 'Screwing Over' Promoters, Bastille-Love, Music Discovery Platforms (Video)

The highly engaging Liana Huth, SVP, partnership marketing at Fuse, made for the ideal moderator at the Billboard Touring Conference's Wednesday's Artist Development: Who's Got Next panel. Pulling no punches, Huth was keen to ask agents from Paradigm, CAA and WME about the times they've screwed over promoters. In this video Q&A Huth, discusses the panel, why she predicts Bastille will break through, music discovery platforms and more.
How Lady Gaga Pulled Off the Impossible: A Multimillion Dollar 'ARTPOP' Release Party Without Sponsorship (Exclusive)

How Lady Gaga Pulled Off the Impossible: A Multimillion Dollar 'ARTPOP' Release Party Without Sponsorship (Exclusive)

Lady Gaga on Sunday night at the Brooklyn Navy Yards pulled off the seemingly impossible: an extravagant, multimillion-dollar spectacle of a record release party for “ARTPOP" complete with a flying dress, priceless artwork, free food trucks, open bars, a full-stage show, a rotating spiral staircase and more laid out before an army of decadently clad Little Monsters and national press -- all without a hint of sponsorship.
Priyanka Chopra Named New Guess Girl, Bryan Adams Shoots Print Campaign

Priyanka Chopra Named New Guess Girl, Bryan Adams Shoots Print Campaign

Priyanka Chopra, the musician, actress and former Miss World, has been named a Guess Girl, the first woman of Indian descent to be so honored. She will appear in the fashion brand’s print ads for its upcoming Christmas season shot by a seemingly-unlikely photographer: Bryan Adams.

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