Buyer

  1. Billboard Power 100: Tifanie Van Laar

    January 26, 2012 9:52 PM EST No. 63 Tifanie Van Laar Senior Buyer of Music Walmart Twitter: @TifanieLee Still Low Prices. Every Day… Tifanie Van Laar is the senior buyer overseeing music at Walmart, the second-largest music retailer in the United States with an estimated 10.7 ...

  2. HMV Rolls Out Expanded Tech Offerings To 150 U.K. Stores

    August 23, 2011 7:49 AM EDT U.K. entertainment retailer HMV is to significantly expand its technology offering -further reducing the amount of shelf space available for music product. As previously reported, the troubled retailer - which reported a net loss of £121.7 million ...

  3. Borders U.K. Cuts Head Office Staff

    November 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST The administrators of Borders U.K. have made 36 staff at the store support office on Charing Cross Road redundant. Phil Duffy, a partner at administrators MCR, said: "Following our appointment as administrators we have undertaken a review of ...

  4. Cuebas Rises At Trans World

    January 31, 2008 12:00 AM EST At Trans World Entertainment, Ish Cuebas, formerly director of merchandise operations, has been named VP of music and merchandise operations. In his new role, Cuebas assumes the responsibilities of Jerry Kamiler, who left the chain after 23 years ...

  5. Hirst Upped At HMV U.K.

    November 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST HMV U.K. and Ireland has promoted John Hirst to rock and pop manager, with immediate effect. The position had been vacated by Allen Webb, who has moved over to head campaign buying for the retailer. Hirst has served with HMV for seven years, durin ...

  6. Newbury Ups Mello

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Newbury Comics senior buyer Carl Mello has been promoted to the role of director of media buying for the 27-store chain. Mello joined the Brighton, Mass.-based Newbury in 1993, working at that time in the warehouse. Mello was upped to assistant bu ...

  7. HMV Digital Ups Staffers

    June 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Hearn, Mathison move to new buyer roles. HMV Digital, the new media division of the music-retail giant HMV in the UK, has promoted two in its product buying unit. Andy Hearn, formerly the rock and pop buyer at the store’s traditional product depar ...

  8. Top Advertiser: Radio Needs To Act Quickly

    March 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST Media buyer urges industry to embrace change. Media buyer urges industry to embrace change. News ...

  9. Musicland Cuts 85 Positions

    January 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Longtime chain buyer Dieter Wilkensen let go. Longtime chain buyer Dieter Wilkensen let go. News ...

  10. Musicland Cuts 85 Positions

    January 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Longtime chain buyer Dieter Wilkensen let go. As part of its Chapter 11 proceedings, the Musicland Group eliminated 85 positions yesterday. Longtime chain buyer Dieter Wilkensen, whose music industry career stetches back more than 40 years, was on ...

  11. Newbury Comics Cuts Staff

    August 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Reorganizes field mgmt., music buying. Newbury Comics has made adjustments to its staff and structure. As part of the reorganization, six people--four from field management and two music buyers--were released. The company altered its field managem ...

  12. U.K.'s Borders Refocuses On Music

    December 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Books-to-home entertainment retailer Borders U.K. has restructured its multimedia buying department. Books-to-home entertainment retailer Borders U.K. has restructured its multimedia buying department. The revised structure in London will incorpor ...