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: Sony Signs Apple iRadio Deal; Clear Channel's Latest Direct Licensing Deal; UK's Record-Setting Global Music Share

Morning Fix: Sony Signs Apple iRadio Deal; Clear Channel's Latest Direct Licensing Deal; UK's Record-Setting Global Music Share

In today's Fix: Sony signs Apple iRadio deal; Clear Channel signs yet another direct licensing deal, this time with the Luminere's label; UK sets global music sales record; Fox hires vet David Hill to oversee 'Idol,' 'X-Factor; Yandel goes solo, confirms temporary split reports; AEG CEO on Michael Jackson's health; NSA surveillance program and tech companies; Nashville Symphony Center heads to foreclosure; Facebook ad changes; way more.
Morning Fix: CMT Awards; Apple 'Going Nuts' to Get iRadio Deals Done; Queens of the Stone Age Heading to No. 1

Morning Fix: CMT Awards; Apple 'Going Nuts' to Get iRadio Deals Done; Queens of the Stone Age Heading to No. 1

In today's Fix: Florida Georgia Line, Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood win bit at CMT Awards; label exec says Apple is "going nuts" to get iRadio licensing deals; QOTSA heading for No. 1; UK's PPL and PM on supporting music; Pandora TV; Paul Willoams WCS keynote; Nina Simone docs and Dr. Dre; YouTube's massive mobile sales; Hulu bids; WMG's move; Skrillex signs Rusko; Pussy Riot hits NYC; way more.
Morning Fix: Copyright Debated at World Creators Summit; Todd Abramson on Maxwell's Closing; Recorded-Music Sales Show Signs of Weakening

Morning Fix: Copyright Debated at World Creators Summit; Todd Abramson on Maxwell's Closing; Recorded-Music Sales Show Signs of Weakening

In today's Fix: Copyright parsed at World Creators Summit; signs that global music market is weakening; Jay-Z and Samsung partnership; Maxwell's Todd Abramson on venue closing; AEG Live CEO calls Jackson lawsuit "extortion;" rampant iRadio speculation; VP Records Dub Rockers imprint; Pandora heads to TV; ITC bans iPhone; Bieber's new Twitter record; Cascine's Swedish music passion; way more.
Morning Fix: Apple iRadio Vs. Pandora; Rhapsody's Global Expansion; The Battle for Nassau Coliseum; Maxwell's Closing

Morning Fix: Apple iRadio Vs. Pandora; Rhapsody's Global Expansion; The Battle for Nassau Coliseum; Maxwell's Closing

In today's Fix: How Apple's iRadio music licensing differs from Pandora's and could be an advantage; Rhapsody's global expansion; the battle for Long Island's Nassau Coliseum; Hoboken's Maxwell's to close; Stubhub's O2 deal; Anamanaguchi's kickstarter success; Pandora's stock drop; Chinese sites to start charging music users; U2's new album; Chime for Change concert "ignored;" a 7 Lbs lunker; way more.
Morning Fix: Warner Music Signs Apple iRadio Deal; Townsquare Acquires AOL Music Assets; Clear Channel, Fearless Ink Radio Royalties Deal

Morning Fix: Warner Music Signs Apple iRadio Deal; Townsquare Acquires AOL Music Assets; Clear Channel, Fearless Ink Radio Royalties Deal

In today's Fix: WMG inks iRadio deal with WWDC near; Townsquare Media picks up AOL Music's assets; Clear Channel and Fearless Records ink direct licensing deal; PIAS partners with BMG over Sanctuary/Mute catalogs; Beyonce, Madonna, Mary J. Blige play UK's Sound of Change; Daft Punk's big vinyl week; French to end HADOPI; big indies vs. major distributors; Robin Thicke is No. 1 in the UK; Lou Reed recovering; way more.
Morning Fix: U.S. Digital Music Sales Decline in Q2; Blake Shelton's Tornado Relief Concert Raises $6 Million; BBMAs Spur a Million Song Downloads

Morning Fix: U.S. Digital Music Sales Decline in Q2; Blake Shelton's Tornado Relief Concert Raises $6 Million; BBMAs Spur a Million Song Downloads

In today's Fix: U.S. Digital Sales drop in 2Q; Blake Shelton's "Healing in the Heartland" tornado relief concert raises $6 million+; Billboard Music Awards spurs nearly 1 million song downloads; Sony CEO defends keeping entertainment and electronics together; Nicki Minaj and Mariah leave 'Idol;' Boston Strong; Google Music to iOS; Live Nation's Jones Beach renovation; Glastonbury kick-off; PIAS expands into U.S.; way more.
Morning Fix: Blake, Reba, More Support Oklahoma at Benefit Concert; Pandora's Paywall Pays Off; Daft Punk Set For No. 1 Next Week

Morning Fix: Blake, Reba, More Support Oklahoma at Benefit Concert; Pandora's Paywall Pays Off; Daft Punk Set For No. 1 Next Week

In today's Fix: Blake Shelton, Reba, others perform at last night's Oklahoma tornado benefit concert; Pandora's paywall pays-off; Daft Punk set No. 1 again; TuneIn's $25 mil. funding; Facebook's offensive content problem; Google Moto X challenges iPhone; Zach Sobiech debuts on Hot 100; Velvet Underground, Warhol settle banana suit; RBMA's Adam Shore and 236 performers; India's Flyte RIP; way more.

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