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. 

How The Whigs Use Hot Dogs To Roll Out Their New Album

How The Whigs Use Hot Dogs To Roll Out Their New Album

The cover art to the Whigs' new album is stunningly simple and yet, depending on how you look at it, rather profound. Part pop art, part clip art, the image features a hot dog in a bun with a symmetrical zigzagging ketchup line above a circular dollop of mustard to create a perfectly food-styled exclamation point. The album art is distinctive enough to base a social media campaign around and more...
Morning Fix: The-Dream's Def Jam A&R Gig; ReDigi Vs. EMI; Jay-Z, Frank Ocean, Pharrell Hit Studio

Morning Fix: The-Dream's Def Jam A&R Gig; ReDigi Vs. EMI; Jay-Z, Frank Ocean, Pharrell Hit Studio

Anyone else feel Nelly's Echo was shortchanged on last night's "X Factor"? Nevermind. In other important a.m. music news, The-Dream's new Def Jam A&R gig; a look at reselling digital purchases and the EMI-ReDigi trial; Jay-Z, Frank Ocean and Pharrell hit the studio; the music biz's nostalgia craze; the new Myspace's attempt to fill the music discovery void; and way more.  
Morning Fix: Mike Easterlin Named Fueled By Ramen GM; Jay-Z's Live Album; Simon Fuller's Parlophone?

Morning Fix: Mike Easterlin Named Fueled By Ramen GM; Jay-Z's Live Album; Simon Fuller's Parlophone?

Holidays, playoffs, debates -- the music news waits for no one. Today, Mike Easterlin was named GM of Fueled By Ramen in the latest big music exec move; Jay-Z will be releasing a live Barclays album 60 hours after the show; Simon Fuller, creator of "Idol" franchise and the Spice Girls, reportedly bidding on EMI divestments; Apple iPad mini is going maxi; much more.
Morning Fix: Daniel Glass on Mumford & Sons; Microsoft and Rdio; Adele Returns; Jay-Z's New YouTube Channel

Morning Fix: Daniel Glass on Mumford & Sons; Microsoft and Rdio; Adele Returns; Jay-Z's New YouTube Channel

The fix is in. Today, Glassnote Records' Daniel Glass on why Mumford & Sons never talk numbers; Adele's James Bond theme makes waves hours after its UK release; Jay-Z's live-streaming and launching a YouTube channel; Microsoft and Rdio's sensible union; Apple's Steve Jobs tribute; Gotye and Radiohead sign anti-secondary ticketing charter; other things.
Morning Fix: Mumford & Sons Face Muse; Nielsen Numbers; Bieber, Rihanna Fan Sites Fined $1 Mil; Replacements Reunion?

Morning Fix: Mumford & Sons Face Muse; Nielsen Numbers; Bieber, Rihanna Fan Sites Fined $1 Mil; Replacements Reunion?

Here's your music news Morning Fix -- you can debate its merits without tepid moderation. Today, Muse & Miguel face the Mumford & Sons juggernaut on next week's charts; Nielsen's year-so-far music numbers are sliced and diced; Rihanna and Bieber's fan site operator is fined a milli for violating child privacy law; the great Replacements record benefit record and talk reunion; Facebook hits a billion; mucho mas.
Morning Fix: Mumford Mania; Apple's iPad Mini; Best Buy Buyers

Morning Fix: Mumford Mania; Apple's iPad Mini; Best Buy Buyers

Let the debates begin! In today's Morning Fix: Mumford & Sons shatter 2012's first week sales and streaming records; Apple's producing a mini iPad; Best Buy buyers consider purchase; RIAA targets foreign portals; "American Idol" judge Nicki Minaj on Mariah Carey: "I'm not putting up with her f**in highness..."; more.

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