Lars Brandle has reported at the frontline of the international music industry for 20 years. A former musician, Lars joined the American music trade “bible” Billboard in 2000 and went on to serve as Global News Editor. Lars relocated from London to Brisbane in 2008 and is now Billboard’s Australia correspondent and “overnight editor” for Billboard.com and senior writer with The Industry Observer, based in Sydney. Lars’ voice has been heard on CNN, the BBC and ABC, and he has spoken at music industry conventions around the globe, including Midem in Cannes, Singapore’s Music Matters, Amsterdam Dance Event, Sydney’s Electronic Music Conference and City Showcase in London. His works have been published by Reuters, The Hollywood Reporter and many more outlets, and he has featured as a pundit in the Australian Financial Review, Business Review Weekly, the Courier-Mail, and Britain’s The Independent.