Year: 2021

Jem Aswad

Senior Music Editor,

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 work has appeared in New York, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, the Village Voice, Esquire and many other publications, and he has won several Los Angeles Press Club awards for his writing. With an encyclopedic knowledge of popular music and the music industry, Aswad makes frequent appearances on major TV and radio news outlets, and also lectures regularly at Syracuse University’s Bandier (music business) Program and New York University.