1. SPIN's Editor-in-Chief Departs

    March 28, 2014 5:00 PM EDT Jem Aswad, former editor-in-chief of SPIN, has left the company, Billboard has confirmed. "We're very proud of the work the SPIN team has done since we acquired the brand in July 2012, and we're excited that their efforts have helpe ...

  2. Taibbi Decamps for Greenwald Venture, Rolling Stone Undergoes Staff Changes (Update)

    February 20, 2014 11:20 AM EST UPDATE: Matt Taibbi will leave Rolling Stone to join Glenn Greenwald and Jeremy Cahill at First Look Media, the Wrap reports . “It’s obvious that we’re entering a new phase in the history of journalism,” said Taibbi of his departure. “This is cl ...

  3. SXSW Backbeat: SPIN and Solange at Stubb's, Earl Sweatshirt at Green Label Sound's Barbecue

    March 16, 2013 1:34 PM EDT After the headlining act at MySpace's Saturday showcase was revealed to be Justin Timberlake , the next surprise guest to be unveiled would join the Afghan Whigs at FADER Fort on Friday night. Like most secrets this one wasn't kept lo ...

  4. Backbeat: Big K.R.I.T., Killer Mike, More Rock MTV/CMJ Showcase

    October 19, 2012 6:15 PM EDT Killer Mike on stage at the studio at Webster Hall. (Photo: Dan Rys) With CMJ in full swing, the studio at Webster Hall played host to a hip hop showcase put on by a suite of MTV 's digital entities -- MTV Hive , mtvU , the recently-launched ...

  5. CMJ Panel Recaps: The Music Press Spiderweb; Artist Development, Music Placement

    October 17, 2012 10:30 AM EDT 's CMJ Music Marathon kicked off with a series of panels that cut straight to the chase: Music Journalism Exploded looked at the spider web that is today's music press; the Silverboard Room project with Daniel Glass and We Are Free e ...

  6. Backbeat: Behind the Scenes at Jack White's 'American Express: Unstaged' With Gary Oldman

    April 30, 2012 5:15 PM EDT Jack White took his solo show on the road at New York City's Webster Hall Friday night. (Photo: Theo Wargo/Getty Images) The block in New York's East Village that houses Webster Hall was packed nearly end-to-end with enormous trucks on F ...