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: 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.
Morning Fix: Jenni Rivera, RIP: Beyonce and Pepsi Re-Team for Super Bowl; Rick Ross Cancels Maybach Music Tour

Morning Fix: Jenni Rivera, RIP: Beyonce and Pepsi Re-Team for Super Bowl; Rick Ross Cancels Maybach Music Tour

In today's Fix: Jenni Rivera, the queen of Banda, RIP - Billboard launches special remembrance area; Rick Ross cancels MMG tour; Beyonce and Pepsi re-team for Super Bowl; How Al Walser scored a Grammy nomination; Clear Channel's John Sykes on surprises at 12.12.12. Sandy relief concert; Olly Murs tops UK chart; Ke$ha aiming for top ten; Obama watches Psy; Instagram vs. Twitter; so much more.
Morning Fix: Beyonce Vs. Madge's Super Bowl; WMG Revenues; Apple Mini iPad Vs. MSFT Source; CMJ

Morning Fix: WBR's Moscowitz Steps Down; Scooter Braun on Bieber Snub, Jets; Rick Ross' Gang Problem

Today in the Fix: Warner Bros. Records president Todd Moscowitz steps down, Cameron Strang steps up; Scooter Braun puts his Twitter comments about Grammy snub in perspective; Spotify's paid subs go up, adds Metallica, brokers peace between Lars Ulrich and Sean Parker; Grammy shut-outs by the numbers; Mumfords hit country radio; Rick Ross cancels shows reportedy b/c of gang violence; YouTube changes; RIP Jonathan Harvey; way more.
Morning Fix: Young Acts Score Big Grammy Noms, But Bieber Snubbed; Concord Shopped To Equity Firms; Instagram Vs. Twitter

Morning Fix: Young Acts Score Big Grammy Noms, But Bieber Snubbed; Concord Shopped To Equity Firms; Instagram Vs. Twitter

Today in the a.m. Fix: The Grammy noms are in and it was a good day for Frank Ocean, fun., Black Keys, Kanye and Jay-Z, Mumfords and Jack White, who received multiple nods -- not so great for Justin Bieber, who received none; Concord Records is being shopped to private equity firms; McGraw, Underwood and Gill to play 02 Arena's first country fest; Wiz Khalifa to debut high; Instagram flips off Twitter; way more.

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