Retail Briefs: NARM Upgrades Database, IRIS To Distribute Saban Artists
Retail Briefs: NARM Upgrades Database, IRIS To Distribute Saban Artists

NARM Confab Set For May 7-10 In L.A.
-- The National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers (NARM) will hold its next annual convention May 7-10 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, and took advantage of the scheduling announcement to recast the meeting as the Music Biz 2012.

"For over 50 years, NARM's annual convention has been the only event to offer both the commerce and content communities a place to come to meet with each other to create deals and build relationships," NARM president Jim Donio said in a statement.

"Now that NARM has created digitalmusic.org, 'Music Biz' is a clearer expression of what the event is about. It's a forum where everyone that is serious about bringing music to consumers, no matter what the medium, can come together to discuss the current issues that will drive both their business and the entire industry forward."

Visit NARM's website for more information.

Redeye Adds !K7, Mylene Sheath
-- Redeye Distribution has added the !K7 Label Group (Berlin) and the Mylene Sheath (Athens, Ga.) to its roster of distributed labels. The latter label also signed up for digital distribution as well as physical, according to a news announcmenet.

The first releases that the !K7 Label Group will distribute through Redeye are Jay Dee's "Welcome To Detroit" (10th Anniversary Edition) and Al Kent's "Disco Demands," a five-disc box set. Both titles are on BBE Records and will be available on Jan. 24.

The first releases that the Mylene Sheath will distribute through Redeye are Beneath Oblivion's "From Man To Dust" and Beware of Safety's "Leaves/Scars." Both titles will be available on Nov. 8.

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