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: Rick Rubin's Universal Republic Deal; Apple Vs Samsung; Carly Rae's Social Media Model

Morning Fix: Rick Rubin's Universal Republic Deal; Apple Vs Samsung; Carly Rae's Social Media Model

Another day, another hundred thousand music news stories. Here's the biggest and best: Rick Rubin's American Recordings strikes a deal with Universal Republic; Why Pussy Riot's on Slacker and not Spotify; Taylor Swift's sales record; Samsung vs. Apple; the Carly Rae Jepsen social media model, Best Buy's Ex-CEO enlists allies, CMJ line-up.
Pussy Riot Member Freed, Two Bandmates Remain in Moscow Prison

Pussy Riot Release New Single, Madonna Calls 2-Year Jail Sentence 'Inhumane'

Pussy Riot, the Russian band/art collective, have released a new song entitled "Putin Lights Up the Fires." The recording follows a guilty verdict and two-year sentence a Russian court handed down to three members last Friday for performing an anti-Putin song in a Moscow cathedral. Madonna, meanwhile, has taken to Facebook to condemn the verdict as "inhumane" and "unjust."  
Morning Fix: UK Olympics Bump, Best Buy's New CEO, Beyonce's 1B Friends, Death at V Festival

Morning Fix: UK Olympics Bump, Best Buy's New CEO, Beyonce's 1B Friends, Death at V Festival

"I don't like Mondays"...and I'll tell you why: Because there's two-and-a-half days of music industry news feeds to comb through, but here's what you need to know. The Olympics owned this weeks UK Charts, Best Buy gets a new turnover-specialist CEO, Beyonce helps the UN get a billion friends and a death was reported at the UK's V Festival.

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