Marketing

  1. Brit Retailer Music Zone In Talks To Buy MVC

    June 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bullish independent music retailer Music Zone is poised for a new wave of expansion. The Stockport, England-based firm has approached retailer Woolworths Group to buy its music and video chain MVC and Bullish independent music retailer Music Zone ...

  2. Brit Retailer Music Zone In Talks To Buy MVC

    June 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bullish independent music retailer Music Zone is poised for a new wave of expansion. The Stockport, England-based firm has approached retailer Woolworths Group to buy its music and video chain MVC and Bullish independent music retailer Music Zone ...

  3. Foo Fighters, Real Team For Private Show

    June 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Audience to be selected through a sweepstakes. Foo Fighters will play a private show June 18 in Roswell, N.M., to celebrate the recent launch of the digital download service Rhapsody 25. The show is a private event and will be held at the former W ...

  4. EU Directive Hikes Euro Broadcasts

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Europe's controversial Television Without Frontiers directive has had little impact on the viewing patterns of audiences there who still prefer to see American imports rather than programming from oth BRUSSELS (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Euro ...

  5. Adelstein Calls For Probe Into Hidden Pitches

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A top federal regulator called for a crackdown on product placement and paid product pitches on everything from soap operas to reality shows, saying federal authorities should investigate dubious prac WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A top federal regulator ca ...

  6. Norwalk Distributors To Shutter

    May 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT George negotiating on behalf of suppliers. George negotiating on behalf of suppliers. News ...

  7. FCC Commissioner Wants 'Further Action' In Probe

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Adelstein focuses on payola, product placement. FCC commissioner Jonathan Adelstein will call for “further action” by the commission on payola and the acceptance of undisclosed promotions during a speech he plans to give tomorrow (May 25) at the D ...

  8. Westlife Loses EU Trademark Battle

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Irish boyband Westlife on May 4 lost their five-year legal battle against the cigarette manufacturer that challenged the use of their name as a trademark. BRUSSELS -- Irish boyband Westlife on May 4 lost their five-year legal battle against the ci ...

  9. Latin Grammys Split CBS

    May 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Academy shifts awards show to Univision. After airing every year on CBS since its inception, the Latin Grammy Award telecast is moving to the Univision Network, beginning this fall, Billboard has learned. The shift by the Latin Academy of Recordin ...

  10. Westlife Lose EU Trademark Battle

    May 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Irish boyband Westlife today (May 4) lost their five-year legal battle against the cigarette manufacturer that challenged the use of their name as a trademark. Irish boyband Westlife today (May 4) lost their five-year legal battle against the ciga ...

  11. Westlife Lose EU Trademark Battle

    May 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Band cannot block firms from using name. Irish boyband Westlife today (May 4) lost their five-year legal battle against the cigarette manufacturer that challenged the use of their name as a trademark. German cigarette company West had filed a suit ...

  12. Joss Stone Teams With The Gap

    April 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Promotion includes TV commercials, free download. Promotion includes TV commercials, free download. News ...

  13. Apax Quits Woolworths Buyout Talks

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Stock in Woolworths Group plc tumbled sharply after the British retailer confirmed that talks on a buyout have been terminated. LONDON -- Stock in Woolworths Group plc tumbled sharply after the British retailer confirmed that talks on a buyout hav ...

  14. Apax Quits Woolworths Buyout Talks

    April 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Stock in Woolworths Group plc has tumbled sharply after it confirmed talks on a buyout have been terminated. In a statement issued before the markets opened this morning (April 14), Woolworths said pr Stock in Woolworths Group plc tumbled sharply ...

  15. Apax Quits Woolworths Buyout Talks

    April 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Brit retailer's stock dives. Stock in Woolworths Group plc tumbled sharply after the British retailer confirmed that talks on a buyout have been terminated. In a statement issued before the markets opened this morning (April 14), Woolworths s ...

  16. FTC Won't Enter LPM Debate

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Federal Trade Commission has declined to intervene in the ongoing dispute between Nielsen Media Research and a coalition of advocacy groups and lawmakers who contend that Nielsen's new Local Peopl (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The Federal T ...

  17. Sony BMG Germany Revamps Catalog Arm

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Music Entertainment Germany on April 7 revealed its new catalog marketing structure, based in Munich. The division incorporates Sony Music's former special-marketing unit, which was based in HAMBURG -- Sony BMG Music Entertainment Ge ...

  18. Sony BMG Germany Revamps Catalog Arm

    April 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Music Entertainment Germany today (April 7) revealed its new catalog marketing structure, based in Munich. The division incorporates Sony Music's former special-marketing unit, which was base Sony BMG Music Entertainment Germany toda ...

  19. Virgin Megastores Japan Changes Hands

    April 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Tokyo-based Culture Convenience Club, which operates the 1,158-store Tsutaya music and video retail/rental chain, is buying Virgin Megastores Japan from department-store operator Marui. VMJ has 22 sto Tokyo-based Culture Convenience Club, which op ...

  20. New Prez For Italian Promoters' Body

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Gradella succeeds Meglioli at Assomusica. Ilaria Gradella has been appointed president of Assomusica, the Rome-based Italian concert promoters association. She succeeds Roberto Meglioli, who has filled the role for the last four years. Gradella wa ...

  21. Pepperidge Farm Flips For 'Fockers'

    March 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Tie-ins include sweepstakes, coupons. Pepperidge Farm is playing a key role in the promotion of the April 19 DVD release of "Meet the Fockers" (Universal Studios Home Entertainment). Among the numerous tie-ins are a Pepperidge Farm-spons ...

  22. White Paper: Digital Entertainment

    March 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Nielsen SoundScan and Billboard present a White Paper examining the impact of digital technology on entertainment consumer expectations. Nielsen SoundScan and Billboard present a White Paper examining the impact of digital technology on entertainm ...

  23. Woolworths Puts MVC On the Block

    March 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Woolworths Group today announced that it is looking to sell its dedicated music and video chain MVC. The news came as the British retailer unveiled a better-than-expected 4.7% rise in group profit bef Woolworths Group plc announced today (March 23 ...

  24. Brit Ticketing Society Calls eBay Meeting

    March 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Britain's Society of Ticket Agents and Retailers is raising the stakes in its fight against online scalpers by questioning eBay's role in the illegitimate ticketing business. Britain's Society of Ticket Agents and Retailers is raisi ...

  25. Brit Ticketing Society Calls eBay Meeting

    March 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Britain's Society of Ticket Agents and Retailers is raising the stakes in its fight against online scalpers by questioning eBay's role in the illegitimate ticketing business. Britain's Society of Ticket Agents and Retailers is raisi ...

  26. Linkin Park Loses Poster Trademark Battle

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST U.K. traders can sell unofficial photos. The members of Linkin Park have failed in a bid to trademark the band's name for use on posters. As a result, the field has been left open for bootleggers and market traders to continue selling unoffic ...

  27. Seizing The Digital Opportunities: New Avenues Exist To Maximize Revenue Potential

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST When we participated in the <i>Billboard</i> Music &amp; Money Symposium last year, the outlook for the music industry was bleak: Unit sales were down 16%, and revenue had plummeted by more than 20%. Shahid Khan is a managing direc ...

  28. Deadline Set For Woolworths Bid

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Private equity group Apax has a deadline of noon on March 21 to decide whether to issue a full bid for British retailer Woolworths. LONDON -- Private equity group Apax has a deadline of noon on March 21 to decide whether to issue a full bid for Br ...

  29. Deadline Set For Woolworths Bid

    February 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Private equity group Apax has been set a deadline of noon March 21 to decide whether to issue a full bid for British retailer Woolworths. Private equity group Apax has been set a deadline of noon March 21 to decide whether to issue a full bid for ...

  30. Deadline Set For Woolworths Bid

    February 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Takeover Panel orders decision by March 21. Private equity group Apax has been set a deadline of noon March 21 to decide whether to issue a full bid for British retailer Woolworths. In a statement issued yesterday (Feb. 22) to the London stock exc ...

  31. Woolworths Rejects Apax Bid

    February 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST British retailer Woolworths Group plc has rejected a bid approach from private equity firm Apax Partners. Woolworths said that Apax had made an indicative proposal of 50-55p per share, valuing it at British retailer Woolworths Group plc has reject ...

  32. Woolworths Rejects Apax Bid

    February 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Proposal valued retailer at &#163;790M. British retailer Woolworths Group plc has rejected a bid from private equity firm Apax Partners. Woolworths says in a statement that Apax made an indicative proposal of 50p-55p per share, valuing the com ...

  33. Will Commission Revisit Rules For Kids?

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Advertisers are urging the Federal Communications Commission to reconsider rules that would cut down the number of commercial minutes allowed on TV broadcasts aimed at children. WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Advertisers are urging t ...

  34. Retail Track

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Best Buy pushes to restructure its supply chain by switching to vendor-managed inventories. Read Ed Christman's column. Best Buy pushes to restructure its supply chain by switching to vendor-managed inventories. Read Ed Christman's colum ...

  35. Retail Track

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Best Buy pushes to restructure its supply chain by switching to vendor-managed inventories. Read Ed Christman's column. Best Buy pushes to restructure its supply chain by switching to vendor-managed inventories. Read Ed Christman's colum ...

  36. Retail Track

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Best Buy pushes to restructure its supply chain by switching to vendor-managed inventories. Read Ed Christman's column. Best Buy pushes to restructure its supply chain by switching to vendor-managed inventories. Read Ed Christman's colum ...

  37. IEG Report Bullish On Tour Sponsorships

    January 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sponsorship spending on music tours, concert series and venues is expected to total $754 million in 2005, up from $695 million in '04, according to IEG Sponsorship Report, a leading trade publication Sponsorship spending on music tours, conce ...

  38. IEG Report Bullish On Tour Sponsorships

    January 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sponsorship spending on music tours, concert series and venues is expected to total $754 million in 2005, up from $695 million in '04, according to IEG Sponsorship Report, a leading trade publication Sponsorship spending on music tours, conce ...

  39. AristoMedia Ups Bann, Kelly

    January 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Nashville firm also adds two. Nashville-based marketing company AristoMedia Group has promoted Craig Bann to senior VP of marketing/publicity and Rick Kelly to VP of radio marketing. Bann, who has been with the company since 1989, was VP of promot ...

  40. EMI Music Marketing Names Two VPs

    January 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST EMI Music Marketing has promoted Andrew Boughton to VP of finance and business development and Bill Gagnon to VP of catalog sales and marketing. EMI Music Marketing has promoted Andrew Boughton to VP of finance and business development and Bill Ga ...

  41. Atlanta's Creaxion Names VP

    December 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Wynn Jackson joins Atlanta-based advertising, public relations and event marketing firm Creaxion as VP of sales and marketing. Wynn Jackson joins Atlanta-based advertising, public relations and event marketing firm Creaxion as VP of sales and mark ...

  42. Atlanta's Creaxion Names VP

    December 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Wynn Jackson joins Atlanta-based advertising, public relations and event marketing firm Creaxion as VP of sales and marketing. Wynn Jackson joins Atlanta-based advertising, public relations and event marketing firm Creaxion as VP of sales and mark ...

  43. Univision Drops Lawsuit Against Nielsen

    December 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Univision Communications Inc. said Nov. 29 that it has dropped a lawsuit against Nielsen Media Research Inc. over the latter's new TV rating system, which the Spanish-language broadcaster claimed misc LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Univision Communicati ...

  44. Tuned In: Radio

    December 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Following Clear Channel's lead, Infinity severs all ties with indie promoters. Read Marc Schiffman's column. Following Clear Channel's lead, Infinity severs all ties with indie promoters. Read Marc Schiffman's column. News Marc ...

  45. White Paper: Digital Entertainment

    November 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Nielsen SoundScan and Billboard present a White Paper examining the impact of digital technology on entertainment consumer expectations. Nielsen SoundScan and Billboard present a White Paper examining the impact of digital technology on entertainm ...

  46. Arista/J Names Burroughs As Senior VP

    November 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST Urban vet takes key marketing role. Urban vet takes key marketing role. News ...

  47. Touring Vet Lucas To Bow Multi-Faceted Firm

    November 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Company plans promotion, marketing, venue units. Company plans promotion, marketing, venue units. News ...

  48. EMI Creates E-mail Marketing Post

    November 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST EMI Music U.K. aims to step up its e-mail marketing activities through the appointment of Shai Eilon to the new role of manager of customer relationship management. EMI Music U.K. aims to step up its e-mail marketing activities through the appoint ...

  49. Promoters: Smaller Venues The Key

    November 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Both major and independent promoters agree that artists should consider playing smaller venues for the good of the touring industry. Panelists at the Billboard Backstage Pass Conference today (Nov. 8) Both major and independent promoters agree tha ...

  50. Brit Retailer Tesco Enters Download Biz

    November 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Leading British supermarket chain Tesco has launched a music download service. Tesco says the online store, at www.tesco.com, offers more than 500,000 titles at a flat rate of &#163;0.79 each ($1.46). Leading British supermarket chain Tesco ha ...

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