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.

Business Matters: Spotify's 2.4 Million September Visitors Were Mostly Male, Young and Pretty Well Off

Spotify Gained 70,000 U.S. Subscribers in First Week: Sources

Spotify has approximately 70,000 paid Stateside subscribers after only one week in business, sources tell Billboard. It’s hard to put these numbers into context, but it would also be hard to call that anything but positive news for Spotify.
Exclusive: Neil Portnow Discusses Grammys' Award Consolidation

Exclusive: Neil Portnow Discusses Grammys' Award Consolidation

Next year’s 54th annual Grammy Awards will have only 78 categories, 31 fewer than presented at the 53rd ceremony held in February, the Recording Academy announced today. President/CEO Neil Portnow discussed the changes in an exclusive interview with Billboard.
Grammys Announce Broad Overhaul of Award Categories

Grammys Announce Broad Overhaul of Award Categories

In the broadest reorganization of the Grammy Awards' 53-year history, the Recording Academy has consolidated dozens of awards categories, altered eligibility requirements and rewritten the rule on how members may vote.
AOL, Slacker Team up for Radio & On-Demand Music

AOL Music Gets HuffPo'ed

Reports have surfaced that AOL Music has cut nearly half its staff on the heels of the company's purchase of the Huffington Post -- what will this mean for the largest content-oriented music network online?

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