Kantar

  1. HMV Blames 'Weak New Release Schedule' For $26 Million Loss (But Predicts Imminent Return To Profitability)

    May 04, 2012 11:55 AM EDT Troubled British retailer HMV has forecast a pre-tax loss of £16 million ($25.9 million) for the year ending April 28, blaming a "weak new release schedule in CDs and DVDs" in the fourth quarter for the lower than expected sales. The ret ...

  2. 'American Idol' and 'X Factor' Nab Highest Ad Revenue Per Half Hour, According To Forbes

    April 10, 2012 6:27 PM EDT Glitzy productions, highly paid judges and lots of public jabs at the competition has paid off for reality shows when it comes to making the all-important ad revenue. Fox's "American Idol" topped Forbes list of TV's Biggest Mon ...

  3. BIllboard Power 100: Rich Lehrfeld

    January 26, 2012 7:12 PM EST No. 70 Rich Lehrfeld VP of Global Sponsorship, Marketing and Access American Express Membership Has Its Privileges... American Express, long one of the most important sponsors in events and touring, is quickly becoming a key player in music conten ...

  4. BPI Forecasts U.K. Xmas CD Sales At 20 Million, 22% of Annual Album Sales

    December 08, 2011 9:18 AM EST U.K. trade body the BPI is forecasting sales of "up to 20 million CDs" in its predictions for business across the Christmas period and the month of December as a whole. Figures from the organization show that, over the past five years, t ...

  5. Ad Spending Fell 12% In 2009

    March 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT It's official: 2009 was a lousy year for the ad industry. Spending on all media fell 12% in the U.S. to $125.3 billion, according to a report from Kantar Media due Wednesday. Of 20 categories, only two were higher in 2009 compared with 2008: ...