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. 

VH1’s Tom Calderone On Producing 'Super Bowl Blitz: 6 Concerts + 6 Nights,' His 'Long-Suffering' Buffalo Bills Fandom

VH1’s Tom Calderone On Producing 'Super Bowl Blitz: 6 Concerts + 6 Nights,' His 'Long-Suffering' Buffalo Bills Fandom

To say Tom Calderone's life has been upended this week would be something of an understatement. As president of VH1 he oversees his network's rather ambitious 'Super Bowl Blitz: Six Nights + Six Concerts,' the six-concert featuring J. Cole, Janelle Monae, Fall Out Boy, TLC, Goo Goo Dolls and Gavin Degraw on consecutive nights.
Meet Branden Chapman, The Guy Who Makes The Grammy-Week Trains Run On Time

Meet Branden Chapman, The Guy Who Makes The Grammy-Week Trains Run On Time

Sixteen events over the course of this week. 160,000 pounds of gear will be flown out. There will be well-over 10,000 people hired. Just imagine if you were the individual in charge of coordinating this and about a million other things. Meet Brendan Chapman, of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences who in part oversees the production of the massive celebration that is Grammy Week.
Eminem, Diddy, Ice Cube Among Legendary Hip-Hop Line-Up Playing Tonight's Beats Music Launch Party

Eminem, Diddy, Ice Cube Among Legendary Hip-Hop Line-Up Playing Tonight's Beats Music Launch Party

Billboard has learned that Eminem himself will be performing at tonight's Beats Music launch party along with a constellation of hip-hop luminaries that includes Ice Cube, Sean "Diddy" Combs, Geto Boys, Method Man and Red Man, Bone, Thugs & Harmony, members of Pharcyde, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Teddy Riley & Blackstreet, Busta Rhymes, Ma$e, Souls of Mischief and DJ Irie.
Mario Garcia Durham, CEO of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters, On 2014 Conference, Surrealistic Expo Hall

Mario Garcia Durham, CEO of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters, On 2014 Conference, Surrealistic Expo Hall

On the surface, the annual Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) conference in New York City might not seem like it holds much relevance for the music industry, but the millions of dollars that changes hands each year between curators and artists proves otherwise. APAP president and CEO Mario Garcia Durham helps put the event in perspective and explain the surrealistic expo hall.

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