Senior Music Editor, Variety
Jem Aswad launched Variety’s music section with executive music editor Shirley Halperin in April 2017 and has written cover stories on Bruce Springsteen, The Weeknd, Billie Eilish, Shawn Mendes and Spotify, along with daily coverage of the music industry. He 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 is based in New York City.