Christmas and holiday season

  1. Ten Things Musicians Need To Do Now to Prepare for the Holiday Season: Guest Post

    December 12, 2013 10:30 AM EST Chris Mooney is TuneCore's Senior Director of Artist Promotions and Strategic Relationships. The holidays represent a lot of things: time with family, a break from work or school, food, gifts, and some more food. But something that may not be ...

  2. Morning Fix: SoundExchange Financials; 2013 Grammy Voter Guide; Xmas Sales; Lady Gaga Doc

    December 26, 2012 8:30 AM EST Subscribe to Billboard's free Morning Fix email and other newsletters HERE. EXCLUSIVE: SOUNDEXCHANGE FINANCIALS: HOW MUCH PAID VS. HOW MUCH IN LIMBO? SoundExchange had a $363 million cash balance on Dec. 31, 2011 on its Form 990, the annual r ...

  3. Least-Liked Holiday Songs: Some Theories Why People Hate Beach Boys, Others So Much

    November 27, 2012 7:00 AM EST When Edison Research published a recent list of this year's least-liked holiday songs, there were a lot of questions, especially from people outside the radio business who hadn't seen other, similar research over the last decade. Edison, ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Holiday Sales Keep Retailers Optimistic

    December 28, 2009 12:00 AM EST Music merchants says the year is ending with relatively good cheer, thanks to a combination of factors in their Christmas stockings: a great release schedule, less aggressive music discounting, and comparisons to a disastrous 2008 Christmas season ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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. ...

  10. U.K. Christmas Sales Up At Amazon, Play

    January 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST Internet retailers Amazon.co.uk and Play.com have both reported strong Christmas trading, led by home entertainment products, particularly sales of DVDs. Both Play.com and Amazon.co.uk reported that the DVD of "Mamma Mia!" was the top se ...

  11. Online Retail Sales Dip

    January 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST If flat is the new up, then the 2008 holiday shopping season was still a disappointment. Consumer online retail spending declined 3 percent this year, according to comScore, which had previously predicted that online shopping would represent a bri ...

  12. Amazon Claims Record Holiday Orders

    December 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST Online retailer Amazon.com Inc reported its best holiday sales season yet, even as sales and traffic at U.S. store chains were the weakest in decades. Analysts have pointed to Amazon as a rare bright spot in this year's holiday shopping seaso ...

  13. Best Buy Cuts Forecast As Sales Slump

    November 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST Best Buy Co Inc, the No. 1 U.S. electronics chain, slashed its profit forecast on Wednesday, the latest sign that the deepening economic crisis may bring a bleak holiday season, sending the company's shares down 7 percent. Best Buy's war ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. EMI To Preload Videos On Microsoft's Zune

    August 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Player expected by year-end holiday season. Player expected by year-end holiday season. News ...

  16. TransWorld Sees Holiday Increase

    January 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST TransWorld Entertainment reported a 2% comparable-store increase during the crucial holiday selling season. TransWorld Entertainment reported a 2% comparable-store increase during the crucial holiday selling season. Total sales for the five-week p ...