Marketing

  1. 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 £0.79 each ($1.46). Leading British supermarket chain Tesco ha ...

  2. NPD: CD Prices Falling In Stores

    November 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST The average price of a CD in U.S. stores in the third quarter was $12.95, according to a survey conducted by NPD Music Watch Price Lab. That represents a 4% decline from the $13.49 the firm found in t The average price of a CD in U.S. stores in th ...

  3. Digital Entertainment: Examining the Current Market Landscape

    November 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Nielsen SoundScan and Billboard present a White Paper examining the impact of digital technology on entertainment consumer expectations. Using the latest proprietary Nielsen data, the White Paper anal http://www.vnuemedia.com/digitalmall/store/pro ...

  4. White Paper: Digital Entertainment

    November 04, 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 ...

  5. Napster U.K. Unveils Pre-Paid Cards

    October 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT ,000-store Dixons Group to distribute. 1,000-store Dixons Group to distribute. News ...

  6. Case Analysis: Evidence for Trademark Infringement

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT After bands perform for many years, they often assume that they will be able to easily prevent others from using their names -- if the names are registered trademarks -- on CDs and other merchandise. After bands perform for many years, they often ...

  7. CCE Buys Italian Promoter Friends & Partners

    September 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Clear Channel Entertainment has extended its operations in Italy through the acquisition of Milan-based concert promoters, Friends & Partners for an undisclosed sum. Clear Channel Entertainment has extended its operations in Italy through ...

  8. CCE Buys Italian Promoter Friends & Partners

    September 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Clear Channel Entertainment has extended its operations in Italy through the acquisition of Milan-based concert promoters, Friends & Partners for an undisclosed sum. Clear Channel Entertainment has extended its operations in Italy through ...

  9. Koch Distribution Revamps Marketing

    September 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Field marketing head Roberts to start new firm. Field marketing head Roberts to start new firm. News ...

  10. CMTA Extends Nielsen Ties

    September 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Christian Music Trade Assn. has extended its deal with Nielsen Music, which operates Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems and Nielsen SoundScan. The Christian Music Trade Assn. has extended its deal with Nielsen Music, which operates Nielsen Broadca ...

  11. Woolworths To Enter Download Space

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Woolworths says it plans to enter the U.K. download market "within the next few weeks." The London-based company today confirmed details of its download service as it announced that it narrowed its fi Woolworths says it plans to enter th ...

  12. Woolworths To Enter Download Space

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Woolworths says it plans to enter the U.K. download market "within the next few weeks." The London-based company today confirmed details of its download service as it announced that it narrowed its fi Woolworths says it plans to enter th ...

  13. Teen Confab Returns To L.A.

    September 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT October event to focus on brand marketing. October event to focus on brand marketing. News ...

  14. On The Road

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT President of marketing/event production firm Fearless Entertainment Brian Murphy brings bands, brands and fans together as the company's marketing approach. Read Ray Waddell's column. President of marketing/event production firm Fearless ...

  15. Sources: Best Buy Close To New Supply System

    August 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT VIS deal will allow majors to co-manage own inventory. VIS deal will allow majors to co-manage own inventory. News ...

  16. Linkin Park's U.K. Trademark Application Denied

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Linkin Park has failed in a bid to trademark its name for use on posters in the United Kingdom, leaving the field open for bootleggers and market traders to continue selling unofficial posters of the LONDON -- Linkin Park has failed in a bid to tr ...

  17. Luxury Life

    August 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In an increasingly fragmented media landscape, a growing number of luxury goods companies are going the route of celebrity tie-ins as their choice marketing strategy. Also, some tips on selling corpor In an increasingly fragmented media landscape, ...

  18. Retail Track

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT BMG Distribution is prepping another pricing initiative for mid-level releases. Read Ed Christman's column. BMG Distribution is prepping another pricing initiative for mid-level releases. Read Ed Christman's column. News ...

  19. Retail Track

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT BMG Distribution is prepping another pricing initiative for mid-level releases. Read Ed Christman's column. BMG Distribution is prepping another pricing initiative for mid-level releases. Read Ed Christman's column. News ...

  20. Retail Track

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT BMG Distribution is prepping another pricing initiative for mid-level releases. Read Ed Christman's column. BMG Distribution is prepping another pricing initiative for mid-level releases. Read Ed Christman's column. News ...

  21. NARM: More Consumers Paying For Downloads

    July 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A new study prepared for NARM by research firm Ipsos-Insight Corp. says that a growing number of U.S. consumers are willing to pay for music downloads. A new study prepared for NARM by research firm Ipsos-Insight Corp. says that a growing number o ...

  22. NARM: More Consumers Paying For Downloads

    July 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A new study prepared for NARM by research firm Ipsos-Insight Corp. says that a growing number of U.S. consumers are willing to pay for music downloads. A new study prepared for NARM by research firm Ipsos-Insight Corp. says that a growing number o ...

  23. Clear Channel Cutting Commercial Minutes

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Change effective in new year. The nation's largest radio station chain announced Monday that it will reduce the number of air minutes devoted to commercials. In a statement, San Antonio-based Clear Channel Communications said it intends the m ...

  24. VSDA Re-Names Indie Arm

    July 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Video Software Dealers Assn.'s (VSDA) arm for independents, iGroup, has been rechristened the Independent Dealers of Entertainment Assn. (IDEA). The Video Software Dealers Assn.'s (VSDA) arm for independents, iGroup, has been rechris ...

  25. Hard Music

    July 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Twenty years ago, it would have been heresy for metal acts to be involved in major commercial marketing endeavors. But as a number of recent marketing tie-ins attest, times have changed. The genre has Twenty years ago, it would have been heresy fo ...

  26. NPD Group Bows Video-Tracking System

    July 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT VideoWatch to research market share, profiles. The NPD Group has launched a new home-video tracking system called VideoWatch. VideoWatch will track home-video sales and rentals at traditional brick-and-mortar stores as well as other distribution c ...

  27. BMG To Introduce 3-Tier CD Pricing In Germany

    July 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In an initiative to revive falling sales, BMG is to introduce a three-tier pricing structure for CD albums in Germany from this August. Under the new pricing system, some CD albums could be available In an initiative to revive falling sales, BMG i ...

  28. BMG To Introduce 3-Tier CD Pricing In Germany

    July 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In an initiative to revive falling sales, BMG is to introduce a three-tier pricing structure for CD albums in Germany from this August. Under the new pricing system, some CD albums could be available In an initiative to revive falling sales, BMG i ...

  29. GfK Takes Over Dutch sales charts

    June 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Dutch sales charts compiler Mega Charts has signed a long-term contract with German research company GfK for the compilation and exploitation of the various sales charts in the Netherlands. Dutch sales charts compiler Mega Charts has signed a long ...

  30. France's Fnac Continues Expansion

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fnac, France's largest specialist retailer, is accelerating its worldwide expansion. The Paris-based chain, which has a presence in seven countries outside France, is to open its 6th Brazilian store i Fnac, France's largest specialist re ...

  31. France's Fnac Continues Expansion

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Eyes up new outlets in Spain, Greece, Brazil. Fnac, France's largest specialist retailer, is accelerating its worldwide expansion. The Paris-based chain, which has a presence in seven countries outside France, is to open its 6th Brazilian sto ...

  32. Retail Track

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The music industry can attribute some of its growth to label's experimental pricing strategies. Read Ed Christman's column. The music industry can attribute some of its growth to label's experimental pricing strategies. Read Ed Chri ...

  33. Retail Track

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The music industry can attribute some of its growth to label's experimental pricing strategies. Read Ed Christman's column. The music industry can attribute some of its growth to label's experimental pricing strategies. Read Ed Chri ...

  34. Retail Track

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The music industry can attribute some of its growth to label's experimental pricing strategies. Read Ed Christman's column. The music industry can attribute some of its growth to label's experimental pricing strategies. Read Ed Chri ...

  35. U.K.'s OFT To Probe Ticketing Business

    June 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Consumer claims of 30% price hike. Consumer claims of 30% price hike. News ...

  36. Arbitron Pledges To Fast-Track PPM

    June 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ratings service by April 2006 a possibility. Pressured by Clear Channel's request for proposals for an alternative ratings system to Arbitron's current diary-based service, Arbitron said Monday it would offer a proposal next month that c ...

  37. Sony, BMG Face Charges Of Illegal 'Flyposting'

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Record companies in London may have to reconsider their street advertising activities in light of recent legal steps taken against Sony Music and BMG. LONDON -- Record companies in London may have to reconsider their street advertising activities ...

  38. NIPP, Clear Channel Settle Lawsuit

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In a development some will see as a clear victory for independent concert promoters, Nobody In Particular Presents (NIPP) has settled its lawsuit against Clear Channel Communications (CCC) and several NASHVILLE -- In a development some will see as ...

  39. Sony Names Strategic Marketing Senior VP

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Hamer joins from Cadillac. Chris Hamer has been named senior VP of strategic marketing for Sony Music Entertainment (SME), where he will oversee the Custom Marketing Group. Based in New York, Hamer will help implement marketing campaigns for Sony ...

  40. Sony Names Strategic Marketing Senior VP

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Hamer joins from Cadillac. Chris Hamer has been named senior VP of strategic marketing for Sony Music Entertainment (SME), where he will oversee the Custom Marketing Group. Based in New York, Hamer will help implement marketing campaigns for Sony ...

  41. Uni Germany Dumps Copy-Protected CDs

    June 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Move follows consumer complaints. Move follows consumer complaints. News ...

  42. Clear Channel Settles With Denver Concert Promoter

    June 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In a development some will see as a clear victory for independent concert promoters, Nobody In Particular Presents (NIPP) has settled its lawsuit against Clear Channel Communications and several of it In a development some will see as a clear vict ...

  43. Clear Channel Settles With Denver Concert Promoter

    June 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In a development some will see as a clear victory for independent concert promoters, Nobody In Particular Presents (NIPP) has settled its lawsuit against Clear Channel Communications and several of it In a development some will see as a clear vict ...

  44. Sony Needs More Time For MGM Deal

    May 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Exclusive negotiating period passes. Exclusive negotiating period passes. News ...

  45. Warner At Odds With Electronics Boutique

    May 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT WHV suspends shipments to retailer in "LOTR" spat. Warner Home Video (WHV) has suspended all home-video shipments to West Chester, Pa.-based retailer Electronics Boutique due to allegations that the retailer began selling "The Lord ...

  46. Warner At Odds With Electronics Boutique

    May 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Warner Home Video (WHV) has suspended all home-video shipments to West Chester, Pa.-based retailer Electronics Boutique due to allegations that the retailer began selling "The Lord of the Rings: The R Warner Home Video (WHV) has suspended all ...

  47. Sony Confirms Exclusive Talks To Buy MGM

    May 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Electronics giant negotiating with movie studio. Electronics giant negotiating with movie studio. News ...

  48. France's Virgin Stores Revamps Download Service

    May 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT France's Virgin Stores, the country's second largest specialist retail network, has upgraded its music download service. France's Virgin Stores, the country's second largest specialist retail network, has upgraded its music dow ...

  49. France's Virgin Stores Revamps Download Service

    May 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT France's Virgin Stores, the country's second largest specialist retail network, has upgraded its music download service. France's Virgin Stores, the country's second largest specialist retail network, has upgraded its music dow ...

  50. France's Virgin Stores Revamps Download Service

    May 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT France's Virgin Stores, the country's second largest specialist retail network, has upgraded its music download service. France's Virgin Stores, the country's second largest specialist retail network, has upgraded its music dow ...

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