Jim Donio

  1. NARM Renames Itself the Music Business Association, Expands Mandate

    October 07, 2013 12:16 PM EDT The National Association of Recording Merchandisers (NARM), the trade organization founded in 1958 which represents music retailers, distributors, and others involved in the sale of music and related merchandise, has announced it is restructur ...

  2. Around the 55th Annual NARM 'Music Biz' Convention

    May 09, 2013 4:43 PM EDT The U.S. music industry's sales, retail, distribution and marketing mavens descended on the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza for NARM's annual "Music Biz" convention. In his opening speech, NARM president Jim Donio termed the meet ...

  3. NARM Names Muve Music's Jeff Toig, Dimple Records' Dilyn Radakovitz to Board

    January 20, 2013 2:18 PM EST Muve Music senior VP Jeff Toig and Dimple Records founder and owner Dilyn Radakovitz have joined the board of directors of both NARM, the music business trade association, and digitalmusic.org, its digital initiatives arm. "Muve Music is one ...

  4. Billboard.Biz Readers' Survey Results, Part 3: The Biggest Issue Facing the Music Business Is ... ?

    December 21, 2012 7:00 AM EST As part of our year-end special, we asked you, the audience three specific questions about 2012 -- and we got dozens of thoughtful, intelligent, well-considered responses. In the last of three questions we asked the industry "What will the mo ...

  5. Billboard.Biz Readers' Survey Results, Part 2: Mumford, PSY, Adele Among Most Important Artists of 2012

    December 20, 2012 7:00 AM EST As part of our year-end special, we asked you, the audience three specific questions about 2012 - and we got dozens of thoughtful, intelligent, well-considered responses. Rather than dropping all of that knowledge in one big pile, we're publi ...

  6. Billboard.Biz Readers' Survey Results, Part 1: Most Important Event of 2012

    December 19, 2012 7:00 AM EST As part of our year-end special, we asked you, the audience three specific questions about 2012 - and we got dozens of thoughtful, intelligent, well-considered responses. Rather than dropping all of that knowledge in one big pile, we're publi ...

  7. Guest Post: Emily White, David Lowery and Legos: Can't We Get Along? By Songwriter Jonathan Coulton

    June 27, 2012 5:59 PM EDT Editor's Note : Amid all the things that happened last week during the Universal-EMI Senate hearing, the New Music Seminar, A2IM's indie week and more, nothing seems to have captured the attention of the music industry than a blog post w ...

  8. Guest Post: NARM's Response to the Emily White Controversy, by Jim Donio

    June 26, 2012 1:48 PM EDT The blogstorm created by NPR intern Emily White's post last week, "I Never Owned Any Music To Begin With," continues to foster great commentary. In this one, Jim Donio -- president of NARM/digitalmusic.org , a trade organization who ...

  9. Frances Preston Remembered by Dolly Parton, Linda Moran, Lamont Dozier, International Publishing Execs, More

    June 13, 2012 3:03 PM EDT Frances Preston in her role as then-vice president of BMI. (Photo: Billboard Archives) The music community was saddened today by news of the passing of Frances Williams Preston, longtime head of BMI and one of the pioneering female executives in t ...

  10. Photos: Katy Perry Comments on Universal-EMI Merger While Accepting NARM Award

    May 11, 2012 11:03 AM EDT (Photo: Getty Images) Katy Perry and Lionel Richie were big winners at the NARM Music Awards in Los Angeles Thursday night, which capped the annual music-business conference. Lionel Richie Honored With NARM Chairman's Award for Sustained Crea ...

  11. Record Store Day Brings Explosive Sales to Indie Stores, SoundScan Data Shows

    April 26, 2012 11:45 AM EDT The scene at Fords, New Jersey's Vintage Vinyl during Portugal. The Man's set on Record Store Day. (Photo: Jerry Rubino) Record Store Day produced explosive sales gains at indie stores, that helped the U.S. industry slightly outpace the ...

  12. Lionel Richie Honored With NARM Chairman's Award for Sustained Creative Achievement

    April 11, 2012 2:00 PM EDT Lionel Richie is enjoying quite a year so far, with his headlining slot at Billboard's SXSW Showcase , new album Tuskegee debuting at no. 2 on the Billboard 200 and no. 1 on the Billboard Country Chart last week, and inductioin into the Apoll ...

  13. Katy Perry Named NARM Artist of the Year

    March 27, 2012 3:25 PM EDT The mind-boggling global success of Katy Perry's Teenage Dream album will be awarding the singer another accolade, as she will be named NARM's Artist of the Year at the Music Biz 2012 Awards Dinner Party in Los Angeles May 10. The singer ...

  14. Updated: Whitney Houston Tributes From Artists, Executives, Including Beyonce, Berry Gordy, Quincy Jones, Aretha Franklin, Dozens More

    February 12, 2012 2:47 PM EST As news of Whitney Houston's death rapidly spread around the globe, Twitter, the Internet and our inboxes filled with tributes, and Billboard.biz has spoken with dozens of people at many pre-Grammy events. Any attempt at a definitive list of ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. Retail Briefs: NARM Sets 2012 Confab Dates, Redeye Adds !K7 and Mylene Sheath

    October 31, 2011 7:13 PM EDT NARM Confab Set For May 7-10 In L.A. -- The National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers (NARM) will hold its next annual convention May 7-10 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, and took advantage of the scheduling announcement t ...

  17. @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 ...

  18. NARM's Jim Donio On Today's Music Business: 'It's Not For The Faint of Heart'

    May 11, 2011 7:52 AM EDT The 2011 NARM convention kicked off at the Hyatt Century City on Monday, drawing an estimated 1,000 registrants to its lineup of panels, performances and networking opportunities galore. Over the years, the confab of the National Association of Re ...

  19. Hastings' John Marmaduke To Be Honored At NARM Confab

    January 14, 2011 12:00 AM EST NARM is gearing up for its 2011 annual convention with the announcement that Hastings Entertainment chairman/CEO/president John Marmaduke will receive the trade group's Presidential Award for sustained executive achievement. The award will be ...

  20. NARM Vet Granberg Dies At 83

    February 18, 2010 12:00 AM EST Mickey Granberg, a driving force behind the National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers for nearly three decades, died Wednesday night at her home in Pompano Beach, Fla. She was 83. Beginning in 1961, Granberg and her then husband, Jules Malamud, ov ...

  21. NARM: 'Gift of Music' Campaign Gaining Momentum

    November 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST The National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers' "Give The Gift Of Music" campaign may come to life in a new form for this holiday selling season. According to NARM president Jim Donio, he has received calls and e-mails from music mer ...

  22. NARM Task Force To Focus On Digital Music Issues

    October 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The National Association of Recording Merchandisers has launched a Digital Think Tank, a special task force of NARM members dedicated to resolving issues surrounding the business of digital music. "Historically, through the work of our Operat ...

  23. NARM: Retail, Interactive Execs Weigh Challenges To Biz

    June 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT While the National Assn. Of Recording Merchandisers convened in San Diego June 7-10 to try to solve the dilemma of a marketplace where music has never been more popular (yet its revenues keep falling), Guitar Hero president and CEO Dan Rosensweig ...

  24. Billboard.biz Q&A: NARM President Jim Donio

    June 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Jim Donio, the president of the National Association of Recording Merchandisers (NARM), has a tough role to play. As NARM is a trade association comprised of many different types of music merchandisers, Donio is tasked with navigating the trade as ...

  25. NARM To Honor VanCleave

    March 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers will present its first ever "Independent Spirit Award, to Don VanCleave, the founder and former president of the Coalition of Independent Music Stores. "NARM is introducing this award to ackn ...

  26. Donio Outlines Key Challenges At NARM

    May 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers president Jim Donio kicked off the 50th anniversary of the conference today by stressing that, even in the face of a rapidly changing retail marketplace, NARM remains vital. Donio cited statistics abou ...

  27. NARM Coverage: Opening Address

    May 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT While music retailers continues to face what National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers president Jim Donio termed "seismic shifts in our business," the April 30-May 2 convention convened with music merchants and label partners resolved t ...

  28. Retail Track

    July 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT With the NARM conference a week away--Aug. 2-6 in Kissimmee, Fla.--I thought I would ring up NARM prez Jim Donio and see what's cooking for this year's meet. There will be plenty of music at NARM, and With the NARM conference a week away ...

  29. Retail Track

    July 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT With the NARM conference a week away--Aug. 2-6 in Kissimmee, Fla.--I thought I would ring up NARM prez Jim Donio and see what's cooking for this year's meet. There will be plenty of music at NARM, and With the NARM conference a week away ...

  30. Retail Track

    July 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT With the NARM conference a week away--Aug. 2-6 in Kissimmee, Fla.--I thought I would ring up NARM prez Jim Donio and see what's cooking for this year's meet. There will be plenty of music at NARM, and With the NARM conference a week away ...

  31. Retail Track

    July 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT With the NARM conference a week away--Aug. 2-6 in Kissimmee, Fla.--I thought I would ring up NARM prez Jim Donio and see what's cooking for this year's meet. There will be plenty of music at NARM, and With the NARM conference a week away ...

  32. Full Report From Day Two At NARM

    August 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT CD sales, the digital biz and more. Struggling CD sales, a growing digital business and the industry's ongoing piracy fight dominated talk at day two of the National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers (NARM) convention in San Diego. In his open ...

  33. Retail Track

    August 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers president Jim Donio says this year's annual convention will have more musical performances than any NARM convention in the last 10 years, including perfor The National Assn. of Recording Merchandi ...

  34. Retail Track

    August 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers president Jim Donio says this year's annual convention will have more musical performances than any NARM convention in the last 10 years, including perfor The National Assn. of Recording Merchandi ...

  35. Retail Track

    November 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Jim Donio gets the official nod as National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers president. Read Ed Christman's column. Jim Donio gets the official nod as National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers president. Read Ed Christman's column. News ...

  36. Retail Track

    November 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Jim Donio gets the official nod as National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers president. Read Ed Christman's column. Jim Donio gets the official nod as National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers president. Read Ed Christman's column. News ...

  37. Retail Track

    November 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Jim Donio gets the official nod as National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers president. Read Ed Christman's column. Jim Donio gets the official nod as National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers president. Read Ed Christman's column. News ...

  38. Donio Named NARM President

    October 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The NARM board of directors has appointed Jim Donio as president of the trade group. Donio has been acting president since March, following the departure of former president Pam Horovitz in mid-2003. The NARM board of directors has appointed Jim D ...

  39. Glen Ward Exits As VEG N.A. Chief

    September 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In a sudden move, Virgin Entertainment Group (VEG) CEO Simon Wright has assumed leadership of the company's North American chain, replacing Glen Ward, who has left the company. In a sudden move, Virgin Entertainment Group (VEG) CEO Simon Wrig ...

  40. Davis Advocates Customer Service In NARM Keynote

    August 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT During his keynote interview today (Aug. 22) at the 2004 National Assn. of Record Merchants convention, Clive Davis, chairman/CEO of BMG North America, urged record retailers to create a passionate co During his keynote interview today (Aug. 22) a ...

  41. Davis Advocates Customer Service In NARM Keynote

    August 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT During his keynote interview today (Aug. 22) at the 2004 National Assn. of Record Merchants convention, Clive Davis, chairman/CEO of BMG North America, urged record retailers to create a passionate co During his keynote interview today (Aug. 22) a ...

  42. NARM Names Donio Acting Prez

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST The National Association of Recording Merchandisers (NARM) has named Jim Donio acting president. NEW YORK--The National Association of Recording Merchandisers (NARM) has named Jim Donio acting president. Donio had been overseeing the organization ...

  43. Donio Appointed To NARM Prez Post

    March 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Jim Donio has been installed as acting president of the National Association of Recording Merchandisers (NARM), after a unanimous vote of approval by the organization's board. Donio replaces Pam Horov Jim Donio has been installed as acting pr ...