What’s a suitable way to follow a Genius item headlined “How Often Does Drake Go to the Cheesecake Factory? An Investigation”? If you’re article author Lauren Nostro, joining the site full-time works just fine.
Nostro started this week as music news editor. She was previously managing editor of Complex Music. Her arrival is one of two new post-Memorial Day full-time hires announced today by the site:
Ken Partridge, a music writer and contributor to Billboard, The AV Club, Pitchfork and Nylon, also joins the company as an editor.
Genius also today officially welcomed Billy Disney, who arrived earlier in May as head of video. Disney worked previously for Mic and The Verge, where he was lead director of video for three years. These latest hires bring the total Genius staff to 62, which includes 56 employees based at the Gowanus, Brooklyn HQ. You know, the place where people like Fabolous (pictured) help celebrate things like a Spotify integration.
Previously on FishbowlNY:
Drake Happily Makes Time for Nardwuar
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