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. 

Updated: Layoffs, New Appointments at Universal-EMI Canada

Universal-EMI Merger: European Commision's Statement of Objections Leak (Report)

As the music industry anxiously awaits whether or not Universal Music Group’s purchase of EMI Music will be approved by European and U.S. regulators, the media seems in overdrive reporting every twist and turn of the labyrinth process as if it were news from the Oracle of Delphi. Today, no less than three major news outlets ran stories on the "reported" content of the E.U's regulatory agency's statement of objections based on unnamed sources.
Justin Bieber Graduates High School, Announces 2013 UK Tour Dates, Has No. 1 Album

Justin Bieber Graduates High School, Announces 2013 UK Tour Dates, Has No. 1 Album

For most high school graduates, the things generally top of mind during commencement ceremonies might be prom, college and/or perhaps summer employment. But for teen pop superstar Justin Bieber, however, his graduation might seem almost tangential compared to, say, having the No. 1 album in the country in “Believe” (which just had the biggest selling debut week of any album in 2012), three songs in the Hot 100 single, and just announced UK dates for his “Believe Tour.”
Perez Hilton on His New Gym-Ready Compilation, Failed 2009 Tour, Gold & Platinum Discs

Perez Hilton on His New Gym-Ready Compilation, Failed 2009 Tour, Gold & Platinum Discs

Say what you will about the lightning-rod that is celebrity blogger Perez Hilton (nee Mario Armando Lavandeira, Jr.),  the fact is the man lives for music and has spent the last decade championing music he believes in. With the announcement of" "Pop Up" #1", a compilation he produced slated for August, .Biz spoke with Perez about his gym-ready project, why his 2009 tour failed, his collection of gold and platinum records and his dream festival.
Photos: MuchMusic Video Awards 2012

Perez Hilton Announces 'Pop Up' Music Compilation

Perez Hilton, he of blogosphere and TV fame, announced today the first compilation from his new Perez Hilton music series. "Pop Up #1" will be released jointly with the Opus Label on Aug. 7.
Exclusive: Perez Hilton Announces 'Pop Up' Music Compilation

Exclusive: Perez Hilton Announces 'Pop Up' Music Compilation

Perez Hilton, he of blogosphere and TV fame, announced today the first compilation from his new Perez Hilton music series. “Pop Up #1" will feature 18 of Hilton's favorite artists, including Kerli, Fedez, Capital Cities, Jesse Marco, VanJess, The Cataracs, My Name is Kay and Chantal Claret and will be released with the Opus Label on Aug. 7.

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