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  1. How Germany Overtook The U.K. To Become Europe's Largest Music Market

    April 11, 2011 2:58 PM EDT Having long played second fiddle to the United Kingdom, Germany now ranks as the largest music market in Europe, according to international music trade body IFPI. The reversal was announced last week with the publication of IFPI's annual &quo ...

  2. Business Matters: For Sale: Barely Used Social Networking Site

    February 03, 2011 1:00 PM EST For Sale: Barely Used Social Networking Site -- News Corp. is ready to sell struggling social network Myspace, chief operating officer Chase Carey said in Tuesday's earnings call. Less than a month after Myspace laid off 500 staffers, Carey s ...

  3. Rap, Non-Traditional Retail Are Bright Spots in Glum 2010 Year-End Numbers

    January 06, 2011 12:00 AM EST While there was plenty of dispiriting news in Nielsen SoundScan's year-end numbers for 2010 , there were a couple of bright spots: For one, rap music made a big comeback last year, driven by the top-selling album of the year, Eminem's &q ...

  4. Business Matters: BMG Wants EMI's Back Catalog More Than Its Publishing

    December 20, 2010 12:00 AM EST BMG Covets EMI Group's Back Catalog More Than Its Publishing -- BMG Rights Management is interested in EMI Group's recorded music back catalog rather than its publishing division, BMG Rights CEO Hartwig Masuch told MusicWeek . "Inte ...

  5. UPDATE: First Half 2010 Sales Recap: Lady Antebellum, UMG Lead The Way

    July 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now" was the top selling album in the U.S. in the first half of the year, as a familiar downward sales trend proved to be not as dramatic as in 2009. The bad news: Second-half sales in 2010 will be matche ...

  6. Best Buy Unveils First U.K. Store

    April 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.S. retail giant Best Buy has opened the doors to its first U.K. store, marking the start of its ambitious European expansion plans, which it says will see eight to 10 U.K. superstores open in year one and the creation of approx 8,000 British job ...

  7. Borders To Go Online Down Under

    May 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Borders' Australasian retail businesses are to go online, with fully transactional sites due to be launched within the next six months. Previously known as A & R Whitcoulls, parent company REDgroup Retail acquired Borders' Australian ...

  8. Borders, Whitcoulls End Talks On Aus Deal

    March 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Borders' Australasian operations are back in play, following the collapse of a deal with A & R Whitcoulls. In an announcement to the New Zealand Stock Exchange, the retail group stated that negotiations had ceased and that a transaction b ...

  9. Springsteen A Lock For Another No. 1 Album

    October 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen is a lock to add another No. 1 album to his resume, according to Nielsen SoundScan's Friday Building Chart, released Oct. 5. Unweighted sales through close of business Thursday saw "Magic" leading the next best sel ...

  10. Kanye Retains Big Lead Over 50 In Debut Week Sales

    September 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West has increased his lead over 50 Cent in the much scrutinized battle between the rap stars, according the Friday edition of Nielsen SoundScan's Building Charts. Un-weighted sales from eight leading accounts through close of business ...

  11. West Well Ahead Of 50 Cent After First-Day Sales

    September 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West looks to top next week's The Billboard 200 chart, according to results that will be posted later today on Nielsen SoundScan's new Building Charts feature. All eyes are on the Sept. 11 album schedule, with anticipated new relea ...

  12. Calm Before the Storm as 'HSM2' Marks Fourth Week at No. 1

    September 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT There's not a whole lot happening on The Billboard 200 this week as a light Sept. 4 release schedule yields only one debut in the top 40: Chiodos' "Bone Palace Ballet" at No. 5 ... "High School Musical 2" spends its f ...

  13. CD Baby, Super D Ink Deal

    May 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Pact will bring more indies to record stores. Online indie retailer CD Baby has inked a deal with wholesaler Super D that lets any artist sell their CD in over 2400 traditional retail music stores across America. Super D, one of the largest one-st ...

  14. Alliance, Source Interlink Confirm Merger

    November 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/retail_marketing/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000717498">As first reported here</A>, Alliance Entertainment Corp. and publicly traded Source In As first reported here , ...

  15. Sources: Yucaipa's Alliance In Merger Talks

    November 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Alliance Entertainment Corp., which is owned by the Yucaipa Cos., and magazine wholesaler the Source Interlink Cos. are involved in merger negotiations that would create a company with about $1.5 bill Alliance Entertainment Corp., which is owned b ...