J&R Music

  1. J&R Music World Closing

    April 09, 2014 9:04 PM EDT 27 2 k 135 11 Music and electronics retailer J&R Music and Computer World will shutter its store on Park Row in lower Manhattan Thursday after 43 years in business.  In a letter to customers on the store's website, owners Joe and Rachelle Friedma ...

  2. NARM's Jim Donio Details Organization's Future Plans, Presents Awards at Conference

    May 09, 2012 6:39 PM EDT In the last six years NARM has had to transform itself to "coincide and anticipate the needs and the reshaped profile of the evolving music industry," the organization's president Jim Donio, said at the beginning of his address this ...

  3. NARM Announces New Board Members

    May 09, 2012 3:13 PM EDT NARM announced today its slate of new officers at the organization's annual convention, with the election of iTunes senior marketing manager Brent Muhle as vice chairman; Amazon's director of digital music content acquisition Craig Pape ...

  4. Retail Briefs: Essential Launches in North America, Iggy Pop On Record Store Day, NARM Honors Brett Gurewitz

    January 25, 2012 10:20 AM EST Essential Music & Marketing Expands to North America Essential Music & Marketing, a U.K. and European indie distribution company, has launched a North American division, which will be headed by Erik Gilbert, who previously was VP of client ...

  5. Billboard's Women In Music 2011: Rachelle Friedman

    October 01, 2011 12:00 AM EDT No. 30 Rachelle Friedman Co-CEO, J&R Music and Computer World; chairman, NARM Website: Jr.com Twitter: @jandr Rachelle Friedman is co-CEO of J&R Music and Computer World, a store that spreads 300,000 square feet through several buildings a ...

  6. 9/11: The Music Business Remembers

    September 09, 2011 1:10 PM EDT It was a magnificent, late-summer morning in New York on Sept. 11, 2001. There wasn't a cloud in the sky. The Yankees were atop the American League East with a 13-game lead over the second-place Boston Red Sox. The top box-office draws were P ...

  7. NARM Appoints Five New Board Members

    August 24, 2011 10:11 AM EDT The National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers has appointed five new board members. They are Christina Calio, director of relationship strategy for the media and entertainment group of Microsoft Interactive Entertainment Business; Alliance Enterta ...

  8. @Narm 2011 Kicks Off on Upbeat Note: Music Sales Increase 1.6%

    May 12, 2011 7:12 AM EDT The NARM convention kicked off on an upbeat note this morning in Los Angeles at the Century City Hyatt Regency, as delegates basked in the glow of a 1.6% U.S. sales increase , the first time since 2004. During his keynote address, BMG North Americ ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Nicki Minaj To Receive Breakthrough Artist Award At NARM

    April 07, 2011 3:22 PM EDT Nicki Minaj is the latest artist announced for the upcoming NARM convention's award night; she will be named "Breakthrough Artist of the Year." The convention, which runs May 10-12 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Ang ...

  11. Brian Wilson To Be Honored at NARM Convention Awards Dinner

    March 28, 2011 5:11 PM EDT Brian Wilson will be honored at the NARM Music Business Convention Awards Dinner finale, which will take place on the last night of the meeting, which is scheduled to run from May 10-12 in Los Angeles at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel. At t ...

  12. NARM To Honor J&R Music & Computer World Owners At Confab

    February 01, 2011 4:05 PM EST NARM will honor J&R Music & Computer World owners Rachelle and Joe Friedman with the organization's "Independent Spirit Award." That award will be presented during the awards dinner at the 53rd Annual NARM Convention, to be ...

  13. Peter Gabriel Catalog Available At Retail

    October 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The full Peter Gabriel album catalog is now available once again at retail, via EMI Label Services. Many of the artist's studio albums had been unavailable on CD for the last few years, although those albums appear to have been available digi ...

  14. Record Store Day Boosts Indie Stores' Sales

    April 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The numbers are in and Record Store Day produced a nearly 1% gain -- to 566,000 for the week versus 561,000 from the corresponding week of the prior year -- in U.S. album sales for the indie store sector, according to Nielsen SoundScan. While that ...

  15. Record Store Day Preview: Events, Releases

    April 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT From an exclusive Queen EP and performance by Talib Kweli to Wilco's advance of its new concert DVD, there will be plenty to celebrate during the second annual Record Store Day (April 18). Over 1,000 indie retail stores worldwide are playing ...

  16. A2IM To Enter NARM On June 7

    April 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A2IM will kick off its presence at the upcoming National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers annual convention in San Diego by holding the "Crash Course" on June 7, the opening day of the meeting. A2IM day, which is designed to bridge gaps ...

  17. J&R Music Rolls Out First TV Campaign

    January 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST J&R Music and Computer World has launched its first TV campaign, touting the fact that it has been doing business "Since 1971" in five spots employing humorous vignettes that take place in the store. The retailer is a New York instit ...