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. 

Fool's Gold Launches 'The Goldmine,' Premium Digital Subscription Service

Fool's Gold Launches 'The Goldmine,' Premium Digital Subscription Service

Brooklyn-based independent label Fool's Gold announced today it is launching a premium digital subscription service called The Goldmine. The new service will provide access to new Fool's Gold music as high quality 320 mp3 / WAV downloads, plus extras, including: back catalog selections, exclusive content (remixes, a cappella tracks, DJ sets), merch discounts, priority access to events, and “other surprises the Fool's Gold braintrust decides to cook up.”
Chuck Brown, The Godfather of Go-Go, Dead at 75

Chuck Brown, The Godfather of Go-Go, Dead at 75

Chuck Brown, the gravelly voiced Go-Go music legend and leader of Chuck Brown and the Soul Searchers widely known as “The Godfather of Go-Go," has died at the age of 75.
Insomniac Launching EDMbiz Conference Before Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas

Insomniac Launching EDMbiz Conference Before Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas

Insomniac has announced it will launch its inaugural EDMbiz conference in Las Vegas in early June just before Electric Daisy Carnival as part of "EDC Week.” The event will include “world-renowned electronic artists” as well as execs from AM Only, Atlantic Records, Atom Factory/Atom Empire, Burning Man, Citizen Net, Glassnote, Marquee Nightclub, Mobile Roadie, Pacha, Red Light Mgmt, Strategic Group, TAO, Topspin, Turntable.fm, Twitter, William Morris Endeavor and the Windish Agency.
Eric Levin, Record Store Day's Co-Founder: The .Biz Q&A

Record Store Day Co-Founder Eric Levin on In-Stores, Exclusive Releases, Iggy Pop's Ambassadorship

Eric Levin is co-founder of Record Store Day, owner of Atlanta’s Criminal Records and head of the Alliance of Independent Media Stores. Billboard.biz spoke with Levin about RSD's fifth anniversary event happening this Saturday as well as what exactly constitutes an exclusive release, the growing global reach of RSD, the inexorable rise of vinyl and this year's ambassador Iggy Pop -- as well as a candidate for next year's ambassadorship -- Chuck D.
Rough Trade NYC Opening in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Rough Trade NYC Opening in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Rough Trade Retail Group today announced it will be opening a branch of the famed London music retailer Rough Trade NYC in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The store, which is due to open in the fall, is partnering with The Bowery Presents for in-store gigs.
Other Music Launching Label With Fat Possum

Other Music Launching Label With Fat Possum

After 17-years in business, Other Music, New York City's small but enduring independent music retailer, announced it is launching a music label in partnership with Fat Possum Records. The Other Music Recording Co.'s first release is by Brooklyn’s Ex Cops whose first single “You Are a Lion, I Am a Lamb” comes out on April 24.

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