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  1. Amazon Named NARM's Large Retailer Of The Year

    May 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Amazon, based in Seattle, has emerged as the top merchandiser to beat as it picked up its second consecutive retailer of the year award for the large-size division at the National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner. The ...

  2. Fratellis, Cranberries Are Border Breakers

    January 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST U.K. pop/rock band the Fratellis and former Cranberries vocalist Dolores O'Riordan are among the 10 winners of the fifth European Border Breakers Awards. The winners' names were unveiled today ahead of a ceremony to be held in Cannes on ...

  3. 'This Business of Concert Promotion and Touring' Hits Stores

    October 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Billboard Books, an imprint of Watson-Guptill Publications, released "This Business of Concert Promotion and Touring" by Ray Waddell, Rich Barnet and Jake Berry on Oct. 1. The book is billed as "A Practical Guide to Creating, Sellin ...

  4. Robbins Opens Nashville Label

    May 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT New York-based Robbins Entertainment, best known for its pop and dance releases, is expanding into the country market and has opened a Nashville division. Veteran journalist Phyllis Stark joins Robbins Nashville as VP of A&R and will also run ...

  5. Billboard Awards Look To Nashville

    March 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Billboard is looking to expand its awards brand to Nashville by creating a Billboard Country Music Awards telecast. Billboard already has successful TV franchises with the "Billboard Music Awards," which honors the top sellers on the yea ...

  6. Euro Border Breakers Feted At Midem

    January 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST Grammy and Brit Award-nominated newcomer Corinne Bailey Rae, Swedish folk artist José Gonzalez and German pop-rockers Tokio Hotel were among the artists honored today at the fourth annual European Border Breakers Awards. The EBBAs presentation, he ...

  7. Homefront: Billboard Publicity Wire Launches

    October 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Can be accessed through 'resources menu' on Billboard.biz. Billboard has partnered with software company Vocus, Inc. to launch Billboard Publicity Wire today (Oct. 24). The offering is a major press release distribution service that deli ...

  8. Musicrypt Partners With Pando

    July 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Pact aims to distribute large media files via Web. Canadian digital media distribution company, Musicrypt Inc. has partnered with New York-based Pando Networks, Inc. The pact will enable Musicrypt to distribute large media files--including music v ...

  9. Monitor, R&R To Become One Publication

    July 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Debut issue dated August 11. Billboard Radio Monitor turns the page on an exciting new chapter next month, when it joins with Radio & Records to become one title. On July 6, Radio Monitor parent VNU announced an agreement to acquire R&R. C ...

  10. Billboard Latin Music Conf & Awards Kick Off

    April 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Promo impact of TV debated on first panel. The promotional impact of television and the "American Idol" model were ideas in focus at the “TV Star” panel which opened this year's Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards in Miami ...

  11. Billboard To Rank MasterTones On New Chart

    April 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Will unveil chart this summer. Billboard will this summer unveil a new Hot MasterTones chart, ranking the best selling master ringtones in the United States. The tally will track ringtones that play a segment of an original recording, rather than ...

  12. Billboard, MSN Partner For Latin Web Site

    February 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Billboard Latin Conf taking place April 24-27. Billboard has partnered with MSN to produce a co-branded, Spanish-language Latin music Web site featuring exclusive Billboard content. Billboard Magazine and Billboard.com will provide artists intervi ...

  13. EU Unveils Border Breakers Awards Winners

    January 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Ministers of culture from seven European Union countries will today (Jan. 22) attend the third edition of European Border Breakers Awards at the Midem trade show. Ministers of culture from seven European Union countries will today (Jan. 22) attend ...

  14. EU Unveils Border Breakers Awards Winners

    January 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Prize highlights border-crossing debut albums. Ministers of culture from seven European Union countries will today (Jan. 22) attend the third edition of European Border Breakers Awards at the Midem trade show. Held at the Palais des Festivals in C ...

  15. Billboard Promotes Key Editors

    January 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Billboard Information Group announced four executive editorial promotions today (Jan. 13). Effective immediately, Scott McKenzie, Tamara Conniff, Ken Schlager and Paul Heine take on new roles. The Billboard Information Group announced four exe ...

  16. Spotlight Falls On Canada For City Showcase Fest

    August 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The resurgent Canadian music scene will take the spotlight during the five-day City Showcase festival of events in Central London from Sept. 5-9. The resurgent Canadian music scene will take the spotlight during the five-day City Showcase festival ...

  17. Billboard Radio Monitor Names R&B Chart Manager

    June 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Raphael George joins staff June 6. Former WPHI Philadelphia assistant PD/MD Raphael George joins Billboard Information Group as R&B/hip-hop chart manager, effective Monday, June 6. He will oversee charts for those genres at both Billboard and ...

  18. Popkomm Launches Second Innovation Awards

    April 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT IMEAs celebrate technologies applicable to music. The second annual Innovations in Music & Entertainment Awards are set for Sept. 14 during the Popkomm trade show in Berlin, and applications are now being accepted. The awards recognize individ ...

  19. Melua, Rice Among Border Breakers Winners

    January 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Prize sponsored by the European Commission. Katie Melua and Damien Rice were among the winners of the second annual European Border Breakers Awards (EBBA), held Jan. 23 in Cannes during the MIDEM trade show. The organization honors artists from th ...

  20. Melua, Rice Among Border Breakers Winners

    January 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Prize sponsored by the European Commission. Katie Melua and Damien Rice were among the winners of the second annual European Border Breakers Awards (EBBA), held Jan. 23 in Cannes during the MIDEM trade show. The organization honors artists from th ...

  21. NARM Reveals Award Winners

    August 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT NARM announced the winners of its Merchandisers and Suppliers of the Year Awards during a dinner ceremony yesterday (Aug. 24), the final night of the retail group's 46th annual convention at the Marri NARM announced the winners of its Merchan ...

  22. Billboard Hires Conniff As Executive Editor

    August 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Tamara Conniff is joining the staff of Billboard as executive editor, effective Aug. 23. Tamara Conniff is joining the staff of Billboard as executive editor, effective Aug. 23. Conniff will co-manage the global editorial staff of Billboard with K ...

  23. NARM Reveals Awards Finalists

    June 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT NARM has unveiled the finalists for its 2003-04 Merchandiser and Supplier of the Year Awards. Billboard Information Group is a finalist in the category of related products and services, as is sister c NARM has unveiled the finalists for its 2003-0 ...

  24. NARM Reveals Awards Finalists

    June 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT NARM has unveiled the finalists for its 2003-04 Merchandiser and Supplier of the Year Awards. Billboard Information Group is a finalist in the category of related products and services, as is sister c NARM has unveiled the finalists for its 2003-0 ...

  25. Border Breakers Honor Top-Selling EU Debuts

    January 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST Britain's the Darkness is among the European Union bands that received a Border Breakers Award during the inaugural ceremony Sunday in Cannes. Britain's the Darkness is among the European Union bands that received a Border Breakers Award ...

  26. Border Breakers Honor Top-Selling EU Debuts

    January 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST Britain's the Darkness is among the European Union bands that received a Border Breakers Award during the inaugural ceremony Sunday in Cannes. Britain's the Darkness is among the European Union bands that received a Border Breakers Award ...

  27. Euro Border Breakers Awards To Bow At Midem

    January 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST The European Commission, the EU's executive body, is to launch a music awards ceremony to promote up-and-coming European talent whose works have started to travel across boundaries in the European Uni The European Commission, the EU's ex ...

  28. Euro Border Breakers Awards To Bow At Midem

    January 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST The European Commission, the EU's executive body, is to launch a music awards ceremony to promote up-and-coming European talent whose works have started to travel across boundaries in the European Uni The European Commission, the EU's ex ...

  29. Euro Border Breakers Awards To Bow At Midem

    January 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST The European Commission, the EU's executive body, is to launch a music awards ceremony to promote up-and-coming European talent whose works have started to travel across boundaries in the European Uni The European Commission, the EU's ex ...

  30. Euro Border Breakers Awards To Bow At Midem

    January 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST New event spotlights new Euro talent The European Commission, the EU's executive body, is to launch a music awards ceremony to promote up-and-coming European talent whose works have started to travel across boundaries in the European Union. T ...