Black Friday

  1. Cyber Monday Expected to See $2 Billion In Sales

    December 02, 2013 11:02 AM EST It's the day of the online deal. Millions of shoppers are expected to click on items on Monday as retailers rev up deals to grab online holiday shopping dollars on the first working day after the busy holiday weekend. But this year so-called ...

  2. Bringing Record Stores Back to Black: Record Store Day's Carrie Colliton on U2, Retail Celebration and... Cassettes?

    November 27, 2013 12:18 PM EST When Record Store Day's Black Friday event was launched in 2010, the idea was to take advantage of the increasing profile of the annual brick-and-mortar celebration at a time when customers were (quite) receptive to spending money on their lo ...

  3. Black Friday Preview: Brand-New Releases From P!nk, Clarkson, Aldean, Pitbull, More Available for $5, $7

    November 20, 2012 7:00 AM EST It's beginning to look a lot like a $5 Christmas. At least that's the price point being touted in Black Friday adds by Target and Walmart, according to the circular pages on the Black Friday Gotta Deal site. According to the circulars, t ...

  4. Black Friday, Cyber Monday Great for Retailers; Record-Store Day Items Drive Music Sales

    November 29, 2011 1:42 PM EST While music merchants say that they too, like retail in general, experienced a strong sales for the Black Friday weekend, some of them acknowledge that music wasn't leading the charge. "We had a great weekend," says one chain execut ...

  5. Cyber Monday Forecast To Set $1.2 Billion Sales Record

    November 28, 2011 7:15 AM EST There's good news for online retailers this year: Black Friday Internet sales jumped 26 percent, while Cyber Monday spending is projected to reach a record $1.2 billion, according to data released Sunday by market research firm ComScore. Blac ...

  6. A Strong 2011 Holiday Season Could Bring Music Business First Positive-Sales Year Since 2004

    November 23, 2011 12:00 PM EST Coming into Black Friday, year-to-date U.S. album sales were up 3.2%, according to Nielsen SoundScan, leaving music merchandisers cautiously optimistic that this holiday selling season will be strong enough to deliver the industry's first ris ...

  7. Universal Music Group Announces 'Unprecedented' Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sales Program

    November 21, 2011 1:21 PM EST In an apparent effort to compete with the DVD promotions that have dominated the front of retail outlets in recent years, Universal Music Group Distribution has announced an "unprecedented" new sales program for the Black Friday sales we ...

  8. Nirvana, Regina Spektor, Lez Zeppelin: Record Store Day 2011, NYC Report

    April 17, 2011 12:30 PM EDT Thousands of shoppers flooded New York City's record stores on April 16 lured in party by roughly 300 exclusive releases made available for the fourth annual Record Store Day. At Permanent Records in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, when the store opene ...

  9. Black Friday Leaves Music Retailers Optimistic For Holiday Season

    November 29, 2010 12:00 AM EST The holiday music sales season is off to a good start, music retails say. Black Friday (Nov. 26) has left many retailers optimistic about their sales prospects for the overall holiday selling season. In its weekly customer e-mail, Rochester, N.Y.- ...

  10. E-commerce Gets A Boost As Online Deals Spread

    November 29, 2010 12:00 AM EST Online retailers could see their best Thanksgiving weekend ever this year, as deep online discounts, once reserved for Cyber Monday, were offered more broadly throughout the weekend. The term Cyber Monday was coined five years ago for the day many ...

  11. Which Consumer Electronics Sold the Best on Black Friday?

    November 29, 2010 12:00 AM EST Portable MP3 players, video game consoles and accessories, and computers including notebooks and tablets were among the most popular electronics shoppers purchased this weekend, according to interim results from the Consumer Electronics Assn.' ...

  12. The Early Look: Black Friday Music Sales Recap

    November 27, 2010 12:00 AM EST The music business was hopeful for robust shopping on Black Friday, and why not? Overall consumer interest was up from last year, indie retail rolled out special exclusives from artists like U2, Metallica, and the Gaslight Anthem, and a full roste ...

  13. U.S. Shoppers Back In Black Friday Binge

    November 26, 2010 12:00 AM EST U.S. shoppers were back in a Black Friday bargain-binging mood, snapping up hoodies and computer laptops at stores, in a turnout that could give the economic recovery more steam. In contrast to the past two years, shoppers said they were buying mo ...

  14. Amazon Brings Black Friday To U.K.

    November 24, 2010 12:00 AM EST Amazon's U.K. store has launched a Black Friday Deals Week promotion in the U.K., although there has been some backlash from consumers in response to the limited quantities on offer. Amazon's importation of the Black Friday concept for N ...

  15. Diddy Reportedly New Manager Of Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross

    April 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Diddy may be busy trying to get his oft-delayed Dirty Money project "Last Train To Paris" off the ground, but that hasn't stopped the ambitious mogul from making other prominent career moves. A source close to the entrepreneur/rappe ...

  16. Cyber Monday Misses Music: The Biz Waits For Cyber Week After Christmas Instead

    December 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST While Cyber Monday managed to create a stir in most of the retail world, the music industry is waiting for the last week of December and the first week of January for its digital music bonanza. That's when stores like iTunes realize sales fro ...

  17. Retailers: Holiday Selling Season Off To A Decent Start

    December 01, 2009 12:00 AM EST The holiday selling season got off to a decent start for retailers, even if overall music sales didn't quite match expectations. Susan Boyle's "I Dreamed A Dream" was by far the bright spot over the Black Friday weekend, with i ...

  18. Cyber Monday Sales Bump Expected, May Not Matter For Music

    November 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST Originally created as a promotion to drive awareness for online shopping, Cyber Monday is slowly becoming a real factor for retailers hoping to spike sales over the holiday shopping period. ComScore predicted the Monday after Thanksgiving would se ...

  19. No Thanksgiving Rest For Retailers In Sales Race

    November 26, 2009 12:00 AM EST Retailers from Wal-Mart Stores to Gap, RadioShack and Walgreens are opening their doors on Thursday as U.S. families celebrate Thanksgiving, aiming to capture early bird shoppers a day before the official start of holiday shopping on Black Friday. ...

  20. Lil Kim Not Happy With Biggie Biopic

    January 14, 2009 12:00 AM EST Lil Kim was a big part of the Notorious B.I.G.'s life, but she's not happy about the way she's portrayed in the new biopic about the late rapper. The Notorious B.I.G. was Lil Kim's mentor and was also romantically linked to the ...

  21. Retailers Hope For Holiday Cheer After Weak Post-Thanksgiving Sales

    December 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST What used to be a seasonal retail lament may emerge as a fervently desired holiday wish: After weak sales during the Black Friday weekend, music merchants say they are hoping that the holiday selling season will be saved by a "late" Chri ...

  22. Retailers: Black Friday Music Sales Down

    December 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST While mainstream media is touting that the Black Friday weekend started the holiday selling season with a bang, music merchandisers certainly didn't have that experience. Music sales were down anywhere from 10% to 30% and hit albums released ...

  23. From The Magazine: Shop Talk

    December 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST Even though sales appear slightly off last year's pace in the first three weeks of the holiday selling season, music merchandisers say it still might outpace 2005. In particular, they cite a favorable calendar-which as H.L. Distributors owner ...