Billboard Replaces Editor

Joe Levy has replaced Danyel Smith as editor-in-chief of Billboard.

Levy is a former editor of Maxim and Blender, and was a star editor of Rolling Stone.

“We don’t intend to make it any more consumer-facing than it already is,” Levy said, according to the New York Post. “I hope I’ll bring more enterprise reporting and do more of the deep looks we’re capable of taking.”

Levy will report to Billboard editorial director Bill Werde. No replacement has been named for publisher Lisa Howard.