Music Biz 2017 has ended
Please note that Monday, May 15 consists of pre-convention meetings, digital service workshops, the Entertainment & Technology Law Conference, and the Industry Jam 2. The full program will take place Tuesday, May 16  through Thursday, May 18.  
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Jem Aswad

Sr. Music Editor
Jem Aswad is the Sr. Music Editor at Variety, where he helped launch the music section in April 2017.  He has held senior posts at Billboard, MTV News, Spin, Time Out New York and CMJ, Atlantic, Warner Bros. and Caroline Records, and ASCAP. His writing has appeared in New York, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, the Village Voice, Esquire and many other publications. Aswad makes frequent appearances on major TV and radio news outlets, including CNN, ABC, CBS, NPR, BBC, Fox, Fuse, MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” “Good Morning America,” “Nightline,” “CBS This Morning” and “ET Insider.” He also lectures regularly at Syracuse University's Bandier (music business) Program and New York University.