The world's premier music publication, Billboard has served the entertainment business since 1894. Beginning as a weekly for the billposting and advertising business, Billboard and its popular music charts have evolved into the primary source of information on trends and innovation in music, serving music fans, artists, top executives, tour promoters, publishers, radio programmers, lawyers, retailers, digital entrepreneurs and many others.
As Billboard's consumer-faced online home, Billboard.com features an extensive array of searchable, playable charts, breaking music news, artist interviews and exclusives, news, video and more. Launched in 1995 as Billboard Online, Billboard.com now attracts ten million unique visitors each month in more than 100 countries and has become the de facto digital destination for popular music.
Billboard is headquartered in New York with bureaus in Los Angeles and Miami, and has editorial correspondents in major cities around the globe.
Tommy Page is Billboard's Publisher. He joined the company in June of 2011 after several years at Warner Bros./Reprise Records, where he worked as a recording artist, an A&R executive, and most recently as the Vice President of Top 40 Radio Promotion. During his time at Warner Bros./Reprise Records, Tommy helped shape the careers of many successful artists, including Michael Buble, Alanis Morissette, Josh Groban, and Green Day. He also had his own No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hit in April 1990 with "I'll Be Your Everything" (a collaboration with Page's tour mates, New Kids on the Block) before returning to NYU's Stern School of Business to pursue his career as a music executive.
Editorial Director, Billboard
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. Werde joined Billboard in July 2005 as Senior News Editor and has steadily climbed the ranks of the organization, having been promoted to Deputy Editor and later Executive Editor of the brand. Prior to Billboard, Werde was the Associate Editor for Rolling Stone. Before that he worked as a freelance journalist for a number of publications including the New York Times, Washington Post, Village Voice and Wired Magazine on matters of culture, politics and technology.
M. Tye Comer
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M. Tye Comer leads the editorial and video strategy for Billboard's consumer-facing website, which boasts an audience of 10 million-unique users per month. Tye came to Billboard in 2009, after working closely with the .com team during his two-year tenure as Editorial Director of Nielsen's Entertainment, Media and Visual Arts online properties. Previously, Comer worked as Editorial Director of AOL Music, and also held the title of Associate Editor at the CMJ New Music Report from 1995-2000. He worked as a freelance journalist for a number of publications including Spin, Paper, URB and The Source on matters of music and pop culture.
Managing Editor, Billboard.com
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Letkemann became editor at Billboard.com in 2007 after heading Premiere.com. She was previously an editor at Spin magazine for several years. She has also been an editor at Circus magazine, helped research music books from Vibe Magazine and Michael Azerrad, and has written for a variety of pop culture publications. In addition, Letkemann co-founded long-running Pearl Jam fan site TwoFeetThick.com. The Chicago native and NYU journalism alum got her start self-publishing music zines and interning at the Chicago Tribune.
Art Director, Billboard.com
Rachel Been is the art director of Billboard.com. Previously, she was an editor and photographer at AOL's food, style, music and Latino web sites. She has worked with Magnum Photos, TimeOut Magazine and the Smithsonian Institution.
News Editor, Billboard.com
Marc Schneider joined Billboard.com in July 2011 after spending eight-or-so years in various posts at AOL, including senior positions at AOL News and PopEater.com, where he spearheaded original news coverage for the since-shuddered pop culture news site. The St. Louis native and news/music/politics junkie is thrilled to not have to cover the daily doings of Kim Kardashian anymore, unless of course she takes up a singing career.
Associate Editor, Billboard.com
Named associate editor at Billboard.com in 2011, Ramirez spearheads The Juice, Billboard.com's hip-hop/R&B news and gossip column. Before coming to Billboard, she was previously a researcher at Latina magazine, a freelance writer for MTV.com and an editor-at-large at Honeymag.com. She has also written for other publications and websites, including Rolling Stone and New York magazine.
Editorial Assistant, Billboard.com
Jason Lipshutz joined the Billboard.com staff in 2010 as an editorial assistant after previously interning and contributing freelance material to Billboard. Before receiving a BA in English from The College of New Jersey, Lipshutz earned his big break into journalism while interning at Seventeen.com. The New Jersey native has contributed music-related articles for various publications since 2008, including Spinner, The Hollywood Reporter, Relix.com and CriticalMob.com. For over two years, Lipshutz hosted a radio show titled "FutureJason/LoveSounds" at TCNJ's college radio station.
Multimedia Coordinator, Billboard.com
As multimedia coordinator for Billboard.com, Binkert books artists for appearances on a variety of programming initiatives both in studio and in the field. Prior to joining the .com team, Lisa worked in video promotion at Universal Republic Records and also helped behind-the-scenes at Sony Music with the VEVO launch. She loves Led Zeppelin, Brooklyn and cheese.
Video Director, Billboard.com
Now based in Los Angeles, Rosenthal joined Billboard in 2008 and has grown with the organization as a producer, videographer and editor of Billboard.com's premier video content. Prior to Billboard, Hanon created award winning marketing, style and special event videos for fashion, design and non-profit clients in New York City.
Video Editor, Billboard.com
Campbell began his work at Billboard.com in 2006 with Billboard's very first web series. After getting his BFA from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, Matt officially joined the organization in 2008 as an editor, videographer, and animator. Prior to Billboard, Matt worked as a cinematographer and animator for a number of short films and music videos. His work has aired on Sesame Street, the National Geographic Channel, and Fuel TV.