LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Variety has tapped respected music industry commentator Bob Lefsetz as a contributing columnist. Lefsetz’s provocative observations on music, media and pop culture will be a regular feature in Variety's newly re-launched weekly print edition and website.
Lefsetz, an attorney and former head of Sanctuary Music America, has been writing “The Lefsetz Letter” commentaries for more than 25 years. His website (Lefsetz.com) widely among music industry executives and musicians.
“I met with top music industry executives in preparation for Variety’s re-launch and they all agreed on one thing: Bob Lefsetz is the only must-read in the music business,” said Jay Penske, CEO of Penske Media Corporation, parent company of Variety. “Bringing Bob on board as a regular voice shows Variety’s commitment to the music industry, and furthers our goal of showcasing the strongest thought leaders in every key facet of show business.”
Lefsetz is one of the music industry’s best known voices, frequently addressing relevent issues at the core of the business, such as downloading, copy protection, pricing and the music itself.
“Jay Penske is a passionate player desirous of revolutionizing content distribution in a sphere that is oftentimes wedded to the past,” said Lefsetz. He understands it’s all about where we’re going as opposed to where we’ve been. Jay wants to ask the hard questions and make people think, isn’t that what great writing is all about? I’m thrilled to be aligned with both Jay and Variety. Be prepared, be very prepared, the future is now.”
Mr. Lefsetz has long been a contributor to CelebrityAccess and we will continue to feature his columns in both our regular news and our weekly Encore newsletter. The entire editorial staff at CelebrityAccess is excited about this opporunity for Bob and proud of our long-standing association with such a recognized voice in the industry. – CelebrityAccess Staff writers