Columbia House

  1. Business Matters: In Sign of the Times, Columbia House CD/DVD Club Closes in Canada

    December 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST Record Clubs Take Another Step Toward Extinction -- Once a major force in music sales, the record club has taken another step toward extinction. CD and DVD mail order company Columbia House and book-of-the-month club Doubleday Canada (not to be co ...

  2. BMG Music Service Stops Taking New Members

    December 23, 2008 12:00 AM EST BMG Music Service stopped accepting new members this week, marking the end of the once-ubiquitous "12 for the price of one" offers that the mail-order CD club was known for. A spokesperson for BMG Music Service parent Direct Brands confi ...

  3. Bertelsmann Sells Music Club Unit

    July 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Even as Bertelsmann A.G. considers selling its stake in Sony BMG Music Entertainment, the media giant has agreed to sell its Direct Group North America unit to Najafi Cos., a Phoenix-based private equity firm. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, ...

  4. Harry Fox, BMG Columbia House Enter Licensing Deal

    April 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Follows HFA's objection to proposed settlement. The Harry Fox Agency has entered into a mechanical licensing deal for record clubs with BMG Columbia House, the largest U.S. direct-to-customer distributor of music and movies. The deal follows ...

  5. BMG Direct Takes Over Columbia House

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT BMG Direct, parent of the BMG Music Service record club, is acquiring rival direct marketer, the Columbia House Co., from an ownership consortium led by the Blackstone Group. Sources value the deal at NEW YORK -- BMG Direct, parent of the BMG Musi ...

  6. BMG Direct Takes Over Columbia House

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT BMG Direct, parent of the BMG Music Service record club, is acquiring rival direct marketer, the Columbia House Co., from an ownership consortium led by the Blackstone Group. Sources value the deal a BMG Direct, parent of the BMG Music Service rec ...

  7. Playboy, Columbia House Forge Agreement

    June 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Deal covers direct-response DVD distribution. Playboy Entertainment Group and the Columbia House Co. have signed a direct-response distribution agreement for Playboy Home Entertainment's DVD titles. The three-year deal will see Columbia House ...