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: Artists Chastise Pandora; Nachsin Leaves Roadrunner; Nine Bidding for Parlophone

Morning Fix: Artists Chastise Pandora; Nachsin Leaves Roadrunner; Nine Bidding for Parlophone

In today's Fix: Rihanna, Katy Perry and 123 other artists chastise Pandora; nine bidders line-up for UMG's Parlophone auction; Roadrunner's Jonas Nachsin steps down; Coca-Cola and Fidelity invest in Spotify; One Direction aiming for 500K debut; UMG UK Chair laments lack of breakthrough artists; Cleve Duncan RIP; more. Also, "so happy just to be alive, on this New Morning with you."
Morning Fix: Universal Music Predicts $158 Million Annual Boost From EMI; Ticketmaster & Walmart Expand Deal; Depeche Mode Signs With WME

Morning Fix: Universal Music Predicts $158 Million Annual Boost From EMI; Ticketmaster & Walmart Expand Deal; Depeche Mode Signs With WME

It's time for breakfast (and Morning Fix) in America: Universal Music predicts a $158 million annual uplift from EMI acquisition (although its earnings dipped 2.5% in the first three months of this year); Future of Music Summit delves into the fairness of the Internet Fairness Act; Morgan Spurlock to direct One Direction; Ticketmaster and Walmart expand their partnership; Depeche Mode signs with WME; Crazed Hits founder Alex Wilhelm finally reveals who hired him; way, way more.
Morning Fix: WMG To Bid on Sony/ATV's Rosetta (Report); Joel Klaiman to Columbia; What Spotify's Valuation Means; Bandpage Expands

Morning Fix: WMG To Bid on Sony/ATV's Rosetta (Report); Joel Klaiman to Columbia; What Spotify's Valuation Means; Bandpage Expands

Good morning. In today's Fix: Spotify's $3 billion valuation brings the streaming service back to earth; UMG exec explains EMI strategy; Warner Music Group pursues Sony/ATV's Rosetta catalog; Bertelsmann has a solid Q3; the benefits of an AEG-StubHub partnership; Music vets launch Latin Songwriter's Hall of Fame; Damon Albarn takes over The Beeb; mucho mas.
Morning Fix: Spotify Expanding: AEG, StubHub Align; Labels Invested $4.5 Billion in A&R, Marketing in 2011: IFPI

Morning Fix: Spotify Expanding: AEG, StubHub Align; Labels Invested $4.5 Billion in A&R, Marketing in 2011: IFPI

In today's Fix: Spotify raises funding and prepares to expand into Latin America and Easter Europe; AEG partners with StubHub; Record labels invest $4.5 billion in A&R says new IFPI report; Live Nation and FEA Merch consolidate;  Simon Fuller lining up investors for Parlophone; Robbie Williams tops UK singles and album chart; much more. And we salute you.
Morning Fix: Clear Channel-MSG's Hurricane Sandy Benefit; Billboard Touring Awards; Pandora Cuts Into Sales, Downloads: Study

Morning Fix: Clear Channel-MSG's Hurricane Sandy Benefit; Billboard Touring Awards; Pandora Cuts Into Sales, Downloads: Study

G'day. In today's Morning Fix:  Clear Channel's John Sykes and MSG's James Dolan are working on a "12-12-12" Hurricane Sandy concert benefit; Roger Waters, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Diamond, Kenny Chesney and Bruce Springsteen win big at Billboard Touring Awards; a new study says Pandora's eating into sales, downloads; Ronnie Wood defends Rolling Stones ticket prices; Frank Ocean's music to take over 'Gossip Girl' finale; much more.
Morning Fix: WMG Realignment; Elections' Impact on Music Biz; Tim Schaaf Leaving Sony; Azoff Speaks Out

Morning Fix: WMG Realignment; Elections' Impact on Music Biz; Tim Schaaf Leaving Sony; Azoff Speaks Out

Nothing to say but what a day. Today in the Fix: Warner Music Group is both realigning and refinancing; the elections' impact on the music biz; Irving Azoff speaks candidly about Pandora, StubHub and more at the Billboard Touring Conference; Sony Network pres. Tim Schaaff is leaving; a death at a South African Linkin Park concert; Apple's shares tumble; My Bloody Valentine's alleged follow-up; way more.
Morning Fix: Billboard Touring Conference Kicks Off; Facebook Woos Music Apps; Carnegie Hall Reopens

Morning Fix: Billboard Touring Conference Kicks Off; Facebook Woos Music Apps; Carnegie Hall Reopens

According to early music news exit polls, we can safely project the following for today's Morning Fix: the Billboard Touring Conference and Awards kicks off and will feature Irving Azoff, Paul Tollett, Mark Cuban and Neil Diamond among others; Facebook woos music app developers; Carnegie Hall finally reopens after Hurricane Sandy; the Civil Wars cancel tour; Tr3s' new music series, much more

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