Robert Levine is the Deputy Editorial Director of Billboard, where he coordinates coverage of the music business.
For more than a decade, he has covered the media business, technology, and the awkward dance - and frequent litigation - between them. In 2011, he published Free Ride: How the Internet is Destroying the Culture Business and How the Culture Business Can Fight Back (Doubleday), which The New York Times called “a book that should change the debate about the future of culture.” He has spoken about the media business, technology policy, and copyright in Washington DC, London, Brussels, and Berlin.
He has written about technology and privacy for The New York Times, and his writing has appeared in Vanity Fair, Fortune, Rolling Stone, and many other publications. He has been a features editor at Wired and New York and he was the music editor of Details. He has a B.A. in politics from Brandeis and an M.S.J. from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, and he has taught arts journalism at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.
He lived in Berlin for four years but he still knows more about Can than he does about German grammar.