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: Bob Dylan Streaming & Reopening; Spotify Unhitches Facebook; iPhone 5 Predictions

Morning Fix: Bob Dylan Streaming & Reopening; Spotify Unhitches Facebook; iPhone 5 Predictions

While you peacefully slumber the music news is flooding the interweb as the busy fall season gets underway. This morning: Dylan streams his 35th album & reopens an historic venue; Spotify untethers  from Facebook; bold predictions for the iPhone 5, which should launch next week; Kickstarter's non-refund policy; Taylor Swift's single outsells albums; and much more.
Morning Fix: EMI/Universal; Scooter Lands Psy; AEG's Michael Jackson Emails

Morning Fix: EMI/Universal; Scooter Lands Psy; AEG's Michael Jackson Emails

Top o' the mornin.' It's September, FYI, and there's a ton 'o music happenings: The E.U.'s reportedly on the verge of approving the UMG-EMI deal; Scooter Braun has signed Korean viral video sensation Psy; AEG execs' emails on Michael Jackson's health come to light; Liberty Media inches closer to Sirius XM takeover; A2IM goes to Asia; and way more.
Morning Fix: Bertelsmann Wants EMI Assets; Jay-Z's 'Made In America' Costs; Twitter's New Tools

Morning Fix: Bertelsmann Wants EMI Assets; Jay-Z's 'Made In America' Costs; Twitter's New Tools

It's Labor Day weekend, why go down the rabbit hole of web surfing for music news when we've got it all right here? Today, Bertelsmann is looking to snap-up sold-off EMI assets; Philly's mayor leaves out one important detail of Jay-Z and Bud's "Made In America" shows; Twitter has new ways to target you; Emeli Sande's 2012 UK album sales surpass Adele's; and way more.
Morning Fix: Bertelsmann IPO?: Liberty's Sirius XM Stake; RealNetworks Layoffs; Pinterest's Sales Issue

Morning Fix: Bertelsmann IPO?: Liberty's Sirius XM Stake; RealNetworks Layoffs; Pinterest's Sales Issue

Another morning, another onslaught of music business news. Today's jam-packed with news of Bertelsmann's reorganization and possible IPO; Liberty Media getting ever closer to a Sirius XM take-over; RealNetworks' layoffs "suck"; Pinterest's monetization issues; a new study saying global digital music sales will grow by 15% annually; and way more.

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