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  1. Simon Fox, HMV CEO, Stepping Down, Trevor Moore Named Successor

    August 02, 2012 10:20 AM EDT The HMV Group, owner of the UK's largest entertainment retailer, today announced in a statement to investors that CEO Simon Fox would be stepping down on September 3 and would be replaced by Trevor Moore. Moore, was formerly the chief executi ...

  2. Marche des Musiques Actuelles (MaMA), French Music Trade Show, Sees Growth with Second Installment

    November 02, 2011 1:40 PM EDT The second edition of French music trade show MaMA (Marché des Musiques Actuelles, which means Pop Music Market) took place in Paris on October 21 and 22. It proved successful, with 1,183 companies registered (against 724 in 2010) and 2,448 visito ...

  3. HMV Year Profit Up 18%

    June 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT HMV Group has revealed an 18% increase in pre-tax profits for the year ending April 24, 2010 to £74.2 million ($111 million). However, like for like sales at U.K. entertainment retailer HMV (including Ireland) were down 2.4% compared to the prior ...

  4. HMV Secures Mama Group Shares

    February 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST U.K. entertainment retailer HMV Group said it has secured acceptances of 56.4% of the shares in live venue joint venture partner Mama Group. HMV had the backing of the share-holding Mama company directors for its Dec. 23 offer of 5.4 pence (8.6 ce ...

  5. HMV On Course For Mama Takeover

    January 04, 2010 12:00 AM EST U.K. entertainment retailer HMV is on course to purchase its live music joint venture partner Mama Group, after rival bidder SMS Finance confirmed its offer had lapsed without managing to secure the necessary shareholder support. Last month Luxemb ...

  6. HMV Agrees Deal To Buy Live Partner Mama

    December 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST U.K. entertainment retailer HMV has agreed a bid for its live music joint venture partner Mama Group, which values the London-based company at £46 million ($73.4 million). In a statement today (Dec. 23), HMV said its offer of 5.4 pence (8.6 cents) ...

  7. Mama Group Up On Counterbid Hopes

    December 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST British music, books and games retailer HMV is considering its position with respect to Mama Group, fuelling talk it will launch a trump bid for its live music joint venture partner. Mama rejected on Wednesday an improved £38.4 million ($62.4 mill ...

  8. Barfly Buys Up Birmingham Venue

    February 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST British venues brand Barfly is extending its venue estate with the acquisition of Birmingham, England venue the Sanctuary, for an undisclosed sum. Previously known as the Institute, the venue is to undergo a major refurbishment program along with ...

  9. Festival Republic To Build U.S. Fest

    August 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Festival Republic, the renamed live music specialist born from the U.K.'s Mean Fiddler Music Group, is planning to branch out into the United States. Billboard.biz has learned that the £6 million ($12 million) sum MAMA Group agreed to pay for ...