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Bill Werde

Editorial Director - Billboard

Editorial Director - Billboard

As Billboard’s Editorial Director, Bill Werde leads the editorial strategy and vision for the brand, which includes the weekly print publication, leading music fan site Billboard.com, business site Billboard.biz and other digital content offerings, as well as industry-leading conferences and events. In the first year under the new ownership of Prometheus Global Media, Mr. Werde and his team have enhanced editorial coverage with interactive access to artists and exclusive reports, and increased full year web traffic on Billboard.com by 65% over the year prior as reported on Google Analytics.  The recently upgraded consumer site won the 2010 National Magazine Award for Digital Media, New Design.  New charts have been added to capture artists’ reach all over the Internet, including the new Uncharted ranking for undiscovered musicians. Mr. Werde joined Billboard in July 2005 as Senior News Editor and has steadily climbed the ranks of the organization, having been promoted to Deputy Editor and later Executive Editor of the brand. Prior to Billboard, Mr. Werde was the Associate Editor for Rolling Stone. Before that he worked as a freelance journalist for a number of publications including the New York Times, Washington Post, Village Voice and Wired Magazine writing about culture, politics, business and technology. Mr. Werde frequently appears as a guest expert on the music industry for CNN, NPR, Today show, The Early Show, NBC Nightly News, Nightline, MSNBC, Fox Business, the O'Reilly Factor and others.