Bill Werde

Billboard Editorial Director

As Billboard's Editorial Director, Bill Werde leads the editorial strategy and vision for the brand, which includes the weekly publication, websites (Billboard.com and Billboard.biz) and other digital content offerings, as well as industry-leading conferences and events.

Letter From the Editor: A Call to Focus on Music—For Music's Sake

Letter From the Editor: A Call to Focus on Music—For Music's Sake

It’s a sign of the times that celebrity trumps actual culture on TV. If Miley Cyrus cavorts with a foam finger, I’m a talking head on the topic for the next three months. If she does a superb job singing a great song like “Wrecking Ball,” producers start looking for B-roll of the Kardashians.
Billboard Power 100: Lucian Grainge Q&A

Billboard Power 100: Lucian Grainge Q&A

If “power” means moving markets or greenlighting massive spends, Universal Music Group chairman Lucian Grainge -- No. 1 on Billboard's 2013 Power 100 -- demonstrated a staggering penchant for it in 2012. He is a fierce and tireless advocate for the recorded-music business, as he shows in this Q&A with Billboard editorial director Bill Werde.

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