Marketing

  1. Virgin Retail Formalizes Centralized Distribution Deal

    May 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT London-based music and home entertainment merchant Virgin Retail has formalized a centralized stock management deal for its stores in the United Kingdom and Ireland. London-based music and home entertainment merchant Virgin Retail has formalized a ...

  2. Virgin Retail Formalizes Centralized Distribution Deal

    May 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT London-based music and home entertainment merchant Virgin Retail has formalized a centralized stock management deal for its stores in the United Kingdom and Ireland. London-based music and home entertainment merchant Virgin Retail has formalized a ...

  3. Virgin Retail Formalizes Centralized Distribution Deal

    May 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT London-based music and home entertainment merchant Virgin Retail has formalized a centralized stock management deal for its stores in the United Kingdom and Ireland. London-based music and home entertainment merchant Virgin Retail has formalized a ...

  4. WIPO Unit Seeks Updated Trademark Treaty

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A negotiating committee at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is seeking an update of the existing Trademark Law Treaty (TLT), which governs international trademark rules. LONDON--A negotiating committee at the World Intellectual ...

  5. Duran Duran Close To Signing With Epic

    April 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sources say act is in final stages of negotiations. Sources say act is in final stages of negotiations. News ...

  6. Nielsen Eyes Sports Sponsorship Service

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Nielsen Sports, a unit of Nielsen Media Research, will launch a service this summer to measure televised sports sponsorships such as in-stadium signage, live broadcast promotions and audio mentions. LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter)--Nielsen Sports ...

  7. UMPG Names Director Of Marketing, Communications

    April 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Heather Brown will be based in Los Angeles. Universal Music Publishing Group has named Heather Brown as its director of marketing and communications. Based in Los Angeles, Brown will handle corporate communications and marketing, as well as work w ...

  8. BDS/Soundscan's Birger Dies At 31

    April 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Director of client services died in Nashville. Marc Birger, director of client services for Nielsen Entertainment East Coast Operations, died of a heart attack Monday (April 19) in Nashville. He was 31. Birger, who began his career as an intern fo ...

  9. EMI: No Word From SEC

    April 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT EMI says that it hasn't heard from the Securities and Exchange Commission concerning <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/business_finance/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000484100">a EMI says that it hasn ...

  10. SEC Considers SoundScan Manipulation Investigation

    April 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Securities and Exchange Commission is looking into claims by a former EMI employee that the major label has attempted to manipulate Nielsen SoundScan data, according to a published report. The Securities and Exchange Commission is looking into ...

  11. RealNetworks, Heineken Pact For Download Promo

    April 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Free-tracks coupon to be packaged with beers. Free-tracks coupon to be packaged with beers. News ...

  12. U.K.'s WH Smith Approached For Takeover

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Former directors looking to buy out retail chain. Former directors looking to buy out retail chain. News ...

  13. UMVD Updates JumpStart

    April 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Universal Music &amp; Video Distribution has revamped its JumpStart pricing initiative, raising boxlot prices higher, but now allowing discounts to figure into the equation. As expected, Universal Music & Video Distribution ha ...

  14. Tech Track

    April 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The legitimate online music market grew up in 2003. The business that spent eight years trying to reach a happy medium of customer satisfaction and corporate acceptance has finally come of age. The legitimate online music market grew up in 2003. T ...

  15. New Study Reveals Gaming Habits Of Young Males

    April 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Nielsen Entertainment and videogame maker Activision Inc. have released a study on game use and the effectiveness of advertising. Nielsen, meanwhile, is developing a system that aims to track gaming h Nielsen Entertainment and videogame maker Acti ...

  16. EMI Denies Reports Of Fabricated SoundScan Data

    April 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT EMI is denying published reports that it attempted to manipulate Nielsen SoundScan data. California State Senator Kevin Murray is investigating claims made by a former EMI employee, according to the r EMI is denying published reports that it attem ...

  17. Universal, HMV Japan Team For E-tail Service

    April 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music K.K. (UMKK), the major's Japanese affiliate, and HMV Japan have teamed up to enable consumers to buy physical Universal product directly from the label's Web site. Universal Music K.K. (UMKK), the major's Japanese af ...

  18. Universal, HMV Japan Team For E-tail Service

    April 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music K.K. (UMKK), the major's Japanese affiliate, and HMV Japan have teamed up to enable consumers to buy physical Universal product directly from the label's Web site. Universal Music K.K. (UMKK), the major's Japanese af ...

  19. Philadelphia Judge Says No To RIAA

    April 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Motion to reconsider 'bundling' decision denied. Motion to reconsider 'bundling' decision denied. News ...

  20. German Biz Continues To Slide

    March 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST The German record market fell 19.8% in value during 2003 to &#x20AC;1.65 billion, according to national labels body BPW. Figures released today (March 30) show the 2003 trade value of shipments is low The German record market fell 19.8% in val ...

  21. A Sweet Future For 'Advertainment'

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST The new era of "advertainment" represents a dramatic shift in the ways that these two areas can support one another. The line between entertainment and advertisement is increasingly blurring, and some You might remember the old commercia ...

  22. Amazon Victorious In Domain-Name Dispute

    March 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Geneva-based World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has ruled in favor of Amazon.com after the e-tailer launched proceedings against an entity who registered a "confusingly similar" domai The Geneva-based World Intellectual ...

  23. Germany's Phonoline Goes Live

    March 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST ,000 tracks available through B2B service. 250,000 tracks available through B2B service. News ...

  24. Legal Matters

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST The new music landscape requires music lawyers to become more adept at dealing with advertisers as a way to develop an artist's career. The new music landscape requires music lawyers to become more adept at dealing with advertisers as a way t ...

  25. Nielsen Music Makes Key Promotions

    March 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST Nielsen Music has promoted three executives to senior VP positions. Nancy Wagner is named senior VP/GM, East Coast; Mark Tindle is named senior VP/GM, West Coast; and Abbe Frank is now senior VP of pr Nielsen Music has promoted three executives to ...

  26. Universal Music Publishing's Alperin Exits

    February 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST Marketing/new media vet to start own firm. Marketing/new media vet to start own firm. News ...

  27. Grammy Ratings Up

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Awards score highest ratings since 2001. The Grammy telecast Sunday night on CBS had the highest ratings since the 2001 awards, according to preliminary data from Nielsen. The show posted a 15.8 rating/24 share, for a total of 26.37 million viewer ...

  28. U.K. Groups Launch Awards For Unsigned Acts

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Independent U.K. retail chain Fopp is teaming with the Performing Right Society's PRS Foundation (PRSF) and CD manufacturer Clear Sound &amp; Vision to launch the Unsigned Awards. Independent U.K. retail chain Fopp is teaming with the Per ...

  29. UMVD Grammy Ads To Include JumpStart Pricing

    February 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Music &amp; Video Distribution (UMVD) will celebrate its Grammy-nominated artists in full-page newspapers ads starting Friday. However, the move could sound a sour note for some merchants, a Universal Music & Video Distribution ( ...

  30. WEA Loses Four Execs

    February 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST There has been a small exodus of executives from WEA in the last week. Senior VPs Bob Carlton (sales) and Rose Polidoro (marketing), and VPs Michael Kohen (strategic marketing) and Helen Little (urban There has been a small exodus of executives fr ...

  31. Utsick Expands Operations Into Australia

    January 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Veteran Australian promoters Michael and Kevin Jacobsen have partnered with U.S. promoter Jack Utsick Presents to form Jacobsen-Jack Utsick Presents. The 50-50 partnership will promote shows and theat Veteran Australian promoters Michael and Kevin ...

  32. Def Jam Sued For Allegedly Distorting Charts

    January 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Def Jam is being accused of manipulating Nielsen SoundScan's sales data in a $22 million lawsuit filed by a former music executive. Def Jam is being accused of manipulating Nielsen SoundScan's sales data in a $22 million lawsuit filed by ...

  33. BMG Music Service Targets 'Adult' Buyers

    January 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST BMG Music Service is hoping to raise the appeal of its record club among consumers over 30 with new specialized marketing strategies. BMG Music Service is hoping to raise the appeal of its record club among consumers over 30 with new specialized m ...

  34. Musicland Names Two Key Marketing Execs

    January 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Musicland Group has brought Laurie Clark on board as senior VP of marketing. Clark has been working as a consultant for the chain since it was acquired by Sun Capital Partners. The company has als The Musicland Group has brought Laurie Clark o ...

  35. Gera, IFPI Look To Woo Consumers Back To Stores

    January 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST For the first time, leading European retailers and international labels have mapped out a cooperative work program aimed at enticing customers back into record stores. For the first time, leading European retailers and international labels have ma ...

  36. Gera, IFPI Look To Woo Consumers Back To Stores

    January 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST For the first time, leading European retailers and international labels have mapped out a cooperative work program aimed at enticing customers back into record stores. For the first time, leading European retailers and international labels have ma ...

  37. Beyonce, Missy, Alicia To Tour?

    January 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST Final negotiations are under way for the three-way tour. Final negotiations are under way for the three-way tour. News ...

  38. Zelnick Leads Deal For Time Life Direct-Sales Unit

    January 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Time Inc. has sold its Time Life direct-marketing unit, a leading seller of music and video product through television ads and infomercials, to an investment group fronted by former BMG chairman/CEO S Time Inc. has sold its Time Life direct-market ...

  39. Orchard Hooks Up With Oz Firm AC&T

    December 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST Media group, marketing firm forge alliance Media group, marketing firm forge alliance News ...

  40. Sales Down, Retailers Up

    December 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Album sales through the Thanksgiving weekend were off 3.4% from last year, but most music retailers are still optimistic about how the selling season will play out. Album sales through the Thanksgiving weekend were off 3.4% from last year, but mos ...

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