Lauren Nostro is the Senior Director of Urban Catalog at UMG/UMe. She was previously the Executive Editor of, where she helped transform the site from a crowd-sourced database to a top-tier music media operation.

Prior to Genius, Nostro served as the Managing Editor of Complex Music where she profiled the best rapper alive Nicki Minaj, spent a day with Khloe Kardashian, and wrote Complex’s first digital cover story on Danny Brown. More importantly, she did her master’s thesis on Future and went on a SlutWalk with Amber Rose.

She obtained a master’s degree from New York University in magazine journalism and has bylines on VICE, Fader, Paper Magazine, Jezebel, etc. These days, she lives in Brooklyn with her cat, Tunechi. You can follow her on Twitter @laurennostro and email her at