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: Black Friday Music Discounts; Myspace Plans Analyzed; Bon Jovi Tour

Morning Fix: Black Friday Music Discounts; Myspace Plans Analyzed; Bon Jovi Tour

Today in the Fix: Black Friday's deep CD discounts; Myspace's leaked plans are optimistic -- too optimistic?; Radical.fm  takes aim at Spotify with ad-free music; Bon Jovi's new tour; T\the Rolling Stones unveil first app; InGrooves Fontana announce artist services division; Cash Money sells 500 millionth song; jounos rise up and spiral downward on Rihanna tour; R. Kelly "Trapped in the Closet" slated for Broadway; much more. Also, pass the grits.
Morning Fix: Bieber, Minaj Win Big at AMAs; Internet Radio Fairness Opponents Unite; AC/DC Joins iTunes

Morning Fix: Bieber, Minaj Win Big at AMAs; Internet Radio Fairness Opponents Unite; AC/DC Joins iTunes

In today's Fix: Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj are among last night's exuberant American Music Awards winners; Forces against the so-called Internet Fairness act are uniting against the bill; One Direction tops the UK's album and singles chart and takes aim for the U.S.; EMI opens a bidding area; FutureSound conference recap and our headline of the day (Twinkies).
Morning Fix: Justin Timberlake and Vanderhooks on Myspace; Flom and Rudolph to Bid on UMG's EMI Assets; Easterlin Running Roadrunner; Latin Grammys; FutureSound

Morning Fix: Justin Timberlake and Vanderhooks on Myspace; Flom and Rudolph to Bid on UMG's EMI Assets; Easterlin Running Roadrunner; Latin Grammys; FutureSound

In today's Morning Fix: Justin Timberlake and the Vandherhooks unveil a more music-centric Myspace; Mike Easterlin will now head Fueled by Ramen and Roadrunner; Jesse & Joy win big at Latin Grammys; Jason Flom and John Rudolph partner on EMI bid; Topspin announces allies; Billboard's FutureSound Conference kicks off with cautious investor; Twitter adds email; Spotify hitting the web  -- all best when served with a warm caffeinated elixir.    
Morning Fix: Artists Chastise Pandora; Nachsin Leaves Roadrunner; Nine Bidding for Parlophone

Morning Fix: Artists Chastise Pandora; Nachsin Leaves Roadrunner; Nine Bidding for Parlophone

In today's Fix: Rihanna, Katy Perry and 123 other artists chastise Pandora; nine bidders line-up for UMG's Parlophone auction; Roadrunner's Jonas Nachsin steps down; Coca-Cola and Fidelity invest in Spotify; One Direction aiming for 500K debut; UMG UK Chair laments lack of breakthrough artists; Cleve Duncan RIP; more. Also, "so happy just to be alive, on this New Morning with you."
Morning Fix: Universal Music Predicts $158 Million Annual Boost From EMI; Ticketmaster & Walmart Expand Deal; Depeche Mode Signs With WME

Morning Fix: Universal Music Predicts $158 Million Annual Boost From EMI; Ticketmaster & Walmart Expand Deal; Depeche Mode Signs With WME

It's time for breakfast (and Morning Fix) in America: Universal Music predicts a $158 million annual uplift from EMI acquisition (although its earnings dipped 2.5% in the first three months of this year); Future of Music Summit delves into the fairness of the Internet Fairness Act; Morgan Spurlock to direct One Direction; Ticketmaster and Walmart expand their partnership; Depeche Mode signs with WME; Crazed Hits founder Alex Wilhelm finally reveals who hired him; way, way more.
Morning Fix: WMG To Bid on Sony/ATV's Rosetta (Report); Joel Klaiman to Columbia; What Spotify's Valuation Means; Bandpage Expands

Morning Fix: WMG To Bid on Sony/ATV's Rosetta (Report); Joel Klaiman to Columbia; What Spotify's Valuation Means; Bandpage Expands

Good morning. In today's Fix: Spotify's $3 billion valuation brings the streaming service back to earth; UMG exec explains EMI strategy; Warner Music Group pursues Sony/ATV's Rosetta catalog; Bertelsmann has a solid Q3; the benefits of an AEG-StubHub partnership; Music vets launch Latin Songwriter's Hall of Fame; Damon Albarn takes over The Beeb; mucho mas.
Morning Fix: Spotify Expanding: AEG, StubHub Align; Labels Invested $4.5 Billion in A&R, Marketing in 2011: IFPI

Morning Fix: Spotify Expanding: AEG, StubHub Align; Labels Invested $4.5 Billion in A&R, Marketing in 2011: IFPI

In today's Fix: Spotify raises funding and prepares to expand into Latin America and Easter Europe; AEG partners with StubHub; Record labels invest $4.5 billion in A&R says new IFPI report; Live Nation and FEA Merch consolidate;  Simon Fuller lining up investors for Parlophone; Robbie Williams tops UK singles and album chart; much more. And we salute you.

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