Ed Christman

NARM Panel Talks Digital Music Retail

NARM Panel Talks Digital Music Retail

During the Digital Landscape panel at the NARM convention, digital merchants sounded very much like their peers in the brick-and-mortar world as they wrestle with pricing issues, profit margins and competition from other forms of entertainment software.
UMGD Displays Video, Live Performances At NARM

UMGD Displays Video, Live Performances At NARM

At the 50th anniversary convention of the National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers, the Universal Music Group Distribution (UMGD) kept alive the product presentation, an extravaganza that was well attended by conventioneers.
Music, Movie And Book Sales Up 6.8% in Q1

Music, Movie And Book Sales Up 6.8% in Q1

So far in 2008, music accounts for 427 million sales units, according to Nielsen SoundScan numbers presented at the NARM convention today in San Francisco, Calif.
Morissette Kicks Off NARM Conventon

Morissette Kicks Off NARM Conventon

The National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers annual convention kicked off in fine fashion in San Francisco on May 3 with a WEA showcase featuring Alanis Morissette
Digital Ups Total '07 Shipments To 1.7 Billion

Digital Ups Total '07 Shipments To 1.7 Billion

While the 8-year decline of physical configuration has seen total unit shipments cut in half to 543.9 million units last year, according to the RIAA, 868.4 million digital units blew up total units to 1.77 billion units, the largest unit shipment number in the history of the U.S. music business.
A Reason To Believe: Record Store Day

A Reason To Believe: Record Store Day

As April 19 approaches, "Record Store Day" continues to gain momentum, with everyone from Metallica to the governor of Maine onboard to support the promotional vehicle.

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