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  1. Innovation, Reduced Prices Key To Music DVDs

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music DVD sales recorded an annual growth rate topping 60% last year, second only to the 75% rate realized by the TV-to-DVD phenomenon. But unlike TV-DVD fare, music DVD sales are almost solely depend (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Music DVD sales re ...

  2. Exclusively Wrong: What Is Maverick Accomplishing With Starbucks Deal?

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST The March 12 issue of <i>Billboard</i> alerted me that once again the shortsightedness of the recorded-music industry is in full force. According to a cover story in that issue, Maverick is issuing an The following is an open letter to ...

  3. Handleman To Exclusively Handle Tommy Lee Set

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Handleman Co. says it has entered into an agreement to be the exclusive distributor of Tommy Lee's new solo album, "Tommyland: The Ride," scheduled to be released in August. The deal marks the first t AUSTIN, Texas -- Handleman Co. ...

  4. Handleman To Exclusively Handle Tommy Lee Set

    March 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Handleman Co. says it has entered into to be the exclusive distributor of Tommy Lee's new solo album, "Tommyland: The Ride," scheduled to be released in August. The deal marks the first time Handleman Handleman Co. says it has enter ...

  5. The Indies

    February 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Labels and distributors become more anxious about Best Buy's new vendor management system. Read Todd Marten's column. Labels and distributors become more anxious about Best Buy's new vendor management system. Read Todd Marten's ...

  6. Eisen Upped To CinemaNow Prez

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST CinemaNow has promoted to president Bruce Eisen, who acknowledged Feb. 16 that one of his goals is to groom the broadband video-on-demand company for an initial public offering. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- CinemaNow has promoted to president Bruce ...

  7. Echo Bridge Links With Platinum Disc

    February 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Distributors ink multimillion-dollar deal. Independent distribution company Echo Bridge Entertainment will merge with distributor Platinum Disc Corporation, it was revealed today (Feb. 7). The multi-million dollar deal brings Echo Bridge's fi ...

  8. Echo Bridge Links With Platinum Disc

    February 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Distributors ink multi-million deal. Independent distribution company Echo Bridge Entertainment will merge with distributor Platinum Disc Corporation, it was revealed today (Feb. 7). The multi-million dollar deal brings Echo Bridge's film lib ...

  9. Lenders Shutter Dart Distributing

    February 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Dart Distributing, a Chaska, Minn.-based rackjobber, was apparently shut down Jan. 28 when its lender pulled the plug on its revolving credit facility. Dart Distributing, a Chaska, Minn.-based rackjobber, was apparently shut down Jan. 28 when its ...

  10. Napster Goes Portable

    February 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Napster today (Feb. 3) bows its Napster To Go portable subscription product and says it will support the launch with a $30 million marketing campaign that includes a Super Bowl commercial on Feb. 6. Napster today (Feb. 3) bows its Napster To Go po ...

  11. Canadian Retailer A&B Sound Files For Bankruptcy

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Venerable Western Canadian music and consumer electronics retailer A&amp;B Sound filed for bankruptcy protection Jan. 19 under Canada's Companies Creditors Arrangement Act. The company has announced t TORONTO -- Venerable Western Canadian ...

  12. Retail Track

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Best Buy pushes to restructure its supply chain by switching to vendor-managed inventories. Read Ed Christman's column. Best Buy pushes to restructure its supply chain by switching to vendor-managed inventories. Read Ed Christman's colum ...

  13. Retail Track

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Best Buy pushes to restructure its supply chain by switching to vendor-managed inventories. Read Ed Christman's column. Best Buy pushes to restructure its supply chain by switching to vendor-managed inventories. Read Ed Christman's colum ...

  14. Retail Track

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Best Buy pushes to restructure its supply chain by switching to vendor-managed inventories. Read Ed Christman's column. Best Buy pushes to restructure its supply chain by switching to vendor-managed inventories. Read Ed Christman's colum ...

  15. Best Buy Eyeing Supply-Chain Overhaul

    January 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST Best Buy is moving closer to a restructuring of its supply chain. Best Buy is moving closer to a restructuring of its supply chain. The Minneapolis-based consumer electronics giant is expected to switch to vendor-managed inventory and to have prod ...

  16. Canadian Retailer A&B Sound Files For Bankruptcy

    January 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST Venerable Western Canadian music and consumer electronics retailer A&amp;B Sound filed for bankruptcy protection yesterday (Jan. 19) under Canada's Companies Creditors Arrangement Act. Venerable Western Canadian music and consumer electro ...

  17. Best Buy Named DEG Retailer Of '04

    January 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Digital Entertainment Group announced the winners of its second annual awards last night (Jan. 6) at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The Digital Entertainment Group announced the winners of its second annual awards last night (Jan. ...

  18. iTunes Store Reaches 200 Million Downloads

    December 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Apple Computer says it has now sold over 200 million downloads since the launch of the iTunes Music Store in April 2003. Apple Computer says it has now sold over 200 million downloads since the launch of the iTunes Music Store in April 2003. Eddy ...

  19. UPDATE: Fontana Staff Expanding

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Bill Follett named head of West Coast sales. Universal's indie distribution arm Fontana has named Bill Follett as head of West Coast sales and John Nutcher as label-relations manager, Billboard.biz has learned. Follett most recently worked in ...

  20. IDN Sales Staff Gets Pink Slips

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Innovative Distribution Network, the indie distribution arm of giant music wholesaler Alliance Entertainment Corp., laid off five salespeople -- a third of its field sales staff -- yesterday (Nov. 1), Innovative Distribution Network, the indie dis ...

  21. Canadian Videogame Firms To Self-Regulate Sales To Kids

    October 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Stung by criticism that they are marketing adult-oriented videogames to children, Canadian retailers and gaming software makers on Oct. 14 unveiled a self-regulating initiative. TORONTO (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Stung by criticism that they are ...

  22. iTunes Tops 150M Download Sales

    October 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Apple Computer's iTunes Music Store has sold more than 150 million downloads. Cupertino, California-based Apple had reported its 100 millionth legal download in July. It claims iTunes users are now d Apple Computer's iTunes Music Store h ...

  23. Best Buy, Washburn, HOB Announce Guitar Kits

    October 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Washburn Guitars, Best Buy, and House of Blues Entertainment, Inc. have joined to produce and market House of Blues Washburn guitars, a range of entry-level guitar kits. The joint venture exists in co Washburn Guitars, Best Buy, and House of Blues ...

  24. Retail Track

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Best Buy and Kmart continue to test various ways of improving their supply chains. Read Ed Christman's column. Best Buy and Kmart continue to test various ways of improving their supply chains. Read Ed Christman's column. News ...

  25. Retail Track

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Best Buy and Kmart continue to test various ways of improving their supply chains. Read Ed Christman's column. Best Buy and Kmart continue to test various ways of improving their supply chains. Read Ed Christman's column. News ...

  26. Retail Track

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Best Buy and Kmart continue to test various ways of improving their supply chains. Read Ed Christman's column. Best Buy and Kmart continue to test various ways of improving their supply chains. Read Ed Christman's column. News ...

  27. Hewlett-Packard Unveils iPod, MTV Deal

    August 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Computer giant offering 20 GB, 40 GB devices. Hewlett-Packard (HP) this morning (Aug. 27) announced the release of its version of the Apple iPod and a new marketing pact with MTV. The digital music player will come in a 20 GB version for $299 and ...

  28. Best Buy, NBC In Cross-Promotion

    August 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Best Buy and NBC Universal are teaming to cross-promote the DVD release "The Apprentice--The Complete First Season" and the fall NBC TV season. Best Buy and NBC Universal are teaming to cross-promote the DVD release "The Apprentice- ...

  29. Best Buy Close To Adopting New Supply System

    August 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Best Buy, which <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/archivesearch/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1854071">announced last year</A> that it would scrutinize its supply chain to improve efficien Best Buy, which announce ...

  30. Best Buy Close To Adopting New Supply System

    August 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Best Buy, which <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/archivesearch/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1854071">announced last year</A> that it would scrutinize its supply chain to improve efficien Best Buy, which announce ...

  31. Navarre Revamps Sales Structure

    August 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT New Hope, Minn.-based Navarre Entertainment Media has made wide-ranging changes in the structure of its sales staff. New Hope, Minn.-based Navarre Entertainment Media has made wide-ranging changes in the structure of its sales staff. Navarre is th ...

  32. R&B/Hip-Hop Biz Contemplates Digital Future

    August 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT R&amp;B and hip-hop's place in the digital-music world fueled panel discussions during the second day of the fifth annual Billboard/American Urban Radio Networks R&amp;B/Hip-Hop Conference yesterday ( R&B and hip-hop's place ...

  33. R&B/Hip-Hop Biz Contemplates Digital Future

    August 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT R&amp;B and hip-hop's place in the digital-music world fueled panel discussions during the second day of the fifth annual Billboard/American Urban Radio Networks R&amp;B/Hip-Hop Conference yesterday ( R&B and hip-hop's place ...

  34. Anchor Bay Names Key Execs

    August 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Anchor Bay Entertainment has added two sales positions. Ray Gagnon has been named senior VP of sales, and Mary Thompson will be director of sales, national accounts. Anchor Bay Entertainment has added two sales positions. Ray Gagnon has been named ...

  35. Best Buy Lands 'Midnite Movies'

    July 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Best Buy will be offering yet another DVD exclusive. In a deal with MGM Home Entertainment, the mass merchant will exclusively sell a dozen "Midnite Movies" double-feature titles. The line will be in Best Buy will be offering yet another ...

  36. Dave Matthews Debuts On Napster

    July 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Dave Matthews Band is making its entire catalogue -- including latest live RCA set "The Gorge" -- available immediately for digital distribution on Napster. Previously, this capacity was available onl Dave Matthews Band is making its ent ...

  37. Best Buy Lands Elton John Exclusive

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Best Buy has scored an exclusive deal for a DVD boxed set by Elton John. The Minneapolis-based retailer will exclusively sell "Dream Ticket -- Four Destinations: Four DVDs" starting the second week in Best Buy has scored an exclusive dea ...

  38. Best Buy Lands Elton John Exclusive

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Best Buy has scored an exclusive deal for a DVD boxed set by Elton John, Billboard.biz has learned. The Minneapolis-based retailer will exclusively sell "Dream Ticket -- Four Destinations: Four DVDs" Best Buy has scored an exclusive deal ...

  39. Best Buy Lands Elton John Exclusive

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Best Buy has scored an exclusive deal for a DVD boxed set by Elton John. The Minneapolis-based retailer will exclusively sell "Dream Ticket -- Four Destinations: Four DVDs" starting the second week in Best Buy has scored an exclusive dea ...

  40. Napster, Best Buy Forge Marketing Ties

    June 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Napster has signed a multi-year marketing deal that will make it the "leading digital-music service" promoted by Best Buy in its in-store-marketing activities. The deal also covers broadcast, print an Napster has signed a multi-year mark ...

  41. Napster, Best Buy Forge Marketing Ties

    June 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Napster has signed a multi-year marketing deal that will make it the "leading digital-music service" promoted by Best Buy in its in-store-marketing activities. The deal also covers broadcast, print an Napster has signed a multi-year mark ...

  42. Velvet Revolver Shoots In At No. 1

    June 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rock supergroup debuts with 256K. Velvet Revolver smuggles "Contraband" into the top slot of The Billboard 200 this week. The RCA debut -- which joins ex-Guns N' Roses bandmates Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum with Wasted Youth g ...

  43. Velvet Revolver Shoots In At No. 1

    June 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rock supergroup debuts with 256K. Velvet Revolver smuggles "Contraband" into the top slot of The Billboard 200 this week. The RCA debut -- which joins ex-Guns N' Roses bandmates Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum with Wasted Youth g ...

  44. Circuit City Same-Store Sales Up

    June 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Circuit City Stores Inc., the No. 2 U.S. electronics chain, today (June 4) reported quarterly sales at stores open at least a year rose 6.4% as price cuts offset stiff competition from archrival Best Circuit City Stores Inc., the No. 2 U.S. electr ...

  45. Best Buy Posts Higher Same-Store Sales

    June 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Retailer Best Buy Co. today (June 3) reported an 8.3% rise in quarterly sales at stores open at least 14 months, citing soaring demand for CDs, DVD movies, digital cameras and flat-panel televisions. Retailer Best Buy Co. today (June 3) reported a ...

  46. Indie Retail Suit To Go Forward

    May 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A federal district court judge in Los Angeles has denied a motion by big-box defendants and the five majors to dismiss an amended class-action lawsuit against them which alleges they engage in unfair A federal district court judge in Los Angeles h ...

  47. Indie Retail Suit To Go Forward

    May 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A federal district court judge in Los Angeles has denied a motion by big-box defendants and the five majors to dismiss an amended class-action lawsuit against them which alleges they engage in unfair A federal district court judge in Los Angeles h ...

  48. Circuit City To Buy MusicNow Service

    March 31, 2004 12:00 AM EST Circuit City Stores Inc. has inked a deal to acquire the assets of MusicNow Inc., a Chicago-based digital music service. Financial terms were not disclosed. Circuit City Stores Inc. has inked a deal to acquire the assets of MusicNow Inc., a Chicag ...

  49. Circuit City To Buy MusicNow Service

    March 31, 2004 12:00 AM EST Circuit City Stores Inc. has inked a deal to acquire the assets of MusicNow Inc., a Chicago-based digital music service. Financial terms were not disclosed. Circuit City Stores Inc. has inked a deal to acquire the assets of MusicNow Inc., a Chicag ...

  50. Hollywood Entertainment Agrees to Buyout

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Hollywood Entertainment Corp. says a management-led buyout group will acquire the company for about $890 million, taking the No. 2 U.S. video-rental chain private even as its top competitor prepares f Hollywood Entertainment Corp. says a managemen ...

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