Jem Aswad

Senior Music Editor, Variety

Jem Aswad, who launched Variety�s music section with executive music editor Shirley Halperin in April 2017, has held senior posts at Billboard, MTV News, Spin, Time Out New York and CMJ as well as 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. He 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, and often appears as a speaker, moderator or panelist at South by Southwest, MIDEM, and other events.