Marketing

  1. Super D Enters Deal With CD Baby

    April 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Wholesaler to distribute online store's product. Super D music and video wholesaler has signed to distribute CD Baby titles on a worldwide basis to brick-and-mortar retail. According to a Super D press release, the Irvine, Calif.-based operat ...

  2. Cornerstone Marketing Launches Music Supervision Division

    April 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Recent clients include Coca-Cola, Apple and Nike. Lifestyle marketing company Cornerstone has launched a music supervision division. With this addition, the 10-year-old, New York-based company is poised to strengthen its reach in the gaming, film ...

  3. RIAA Wins Suit Against Flea Market

    April 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Owners and operators of one of the largest flea markets on the East Coast have been found liable for copyright infringement for their vendors selling illegal copies of CDs and cassettes. Owners and operators of one of the largest flea markets on t ...

  4. Report: German Biz Flattening Out

    March 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST The German record market is showing signs of recovering from the drastic downturn of the past five years. In 2005, the trade value of the German market contracted by just 0.4% year-on-year to € The German record market is showing signs ...

  5. Clear Channel Joins Media Audit/IsposTests

    March 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Becomes fourth radio group to do so. Clear Channel, the nation’s largest radio group which is leading an industry committee to evaluate electronic radio ratings systems, has joined three other radio groups in agreeing to encode their Houston radio ...

  6. Top Advertiser Says Radio Needs To Act Quickly

    March 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST Media buyer urges to embrace culture change. “Radio is at a critical moment in its history, on the verge of tremendous growth and poised for transformation.” Sound like feel-good hype from a radio CEO? It’s not, it’s a media buyer’s perspective, a ...

  7. Arbitron To Adopt New Measuring Service

    March 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Rolls out 'portable people meter.' Making good on its word to forge ahead with a portable people meter-based radio ratings service, Arbitron announced Tuesday it would begin rolling out PPM ratings to the top 50 markets beginning this Ju ...

  8. Dept. Of Justice Probes Majors On Pricing

    March 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sources: Subpoenas headed to Big Four. The U.S. Department of Justice is piggybacking on New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer's investigation into online music pricing, Billboard has learned. Each of the four major labels have either ...

  9. Nielsen BDS, Musicrypt Further Align Products

    February 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems has expanded its strategic relationship with Musicrypt. Now, radio programmers that subscribe to Nielsen BDS will immediately be able to access full songs distributed th Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems has expanded it ...

  10. U.K.'s MPA Strikes License Pact With Ad Biz

    February 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Britain's Music Publishers’ Assn. has forged an agreement with the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising on a synchronization license for music. Britain's Music Publishers’ Assn. has forged an agreement with the Institute of Practiti ...

  11. Trans World Makes Musicland Bid

    February 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Trans World has agreed to pay $104 million to purchase 400 stores from Musicland, which has been operating under Chapter 11 protection since Jan. 12. Trans World has agreed to pay $104 million to purchase 400 stores from Musicland, which has been ...

  12. Trans World Makes Musicland Bid

    February 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Agreed to pay $104 million for 400 stores. Trans World has agreed to pay $104 million to purchase 400 stores from Musicland, which has been operating under Chapter 11 protection since Jan. 12. In making the bid Trans World becomes a “stalking hors ...

  13. Blog Jam

    February 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST As Internet marketing comes of age, can the majors keep themselves from ruining the cool? As Internet marketing comes of age, can the majors keep themselves from ruining the cool? News ...

  14. VH1 Promotes Ficarra To Integrated Mktg VP

    February 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST To oversee sponsor integration strategies. Chris Ficarra has been promoted to VP of integrated marketing for VH1, VH1.com, and VH1 Classic. Ficarra reports to Mark McIntire, senior VP of sponsorship development and integrated marketing at VH1. In ...

  15. Columbia Names Digital Mktg VP

    February 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Saturn moves to role from mobile industry. Samantha Saturn has been named VP of digital media marketing for Columbia Records. She reports to Tom Donnarumma, Columbia's GM. In her new post, Ms. Saturn will be responsible for overseeing the lab ...

  16. SoundScan Expands Digital Tracking In Europe

    January 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Data company adds three sales providers Nielsen SoundScan International has added three companies to its list of digital music sales providers. Now supplying the data company with sales information is Free Record Shop, 7 Digital and Belgian Music ...

  17. U2 Tops Billboard's Money Makers Chart

    January 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Totaled $255,022,633.35 in 2005. With $255,022,633.35, U2 reigns supreme on Billboard's inaugural Money Makers chart, which brings together Nielsen Music data and the magazine's Boxscore numbers to create a master top 20 chart of acts th ...

  18. CMT Ups Hitchcock

    January 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Promoted to senior VP. James Hitchcock has been promoted to senior VP of creative and marketing at County Music Television. He previously was VP of that department, and continues to report to CMT executive VP/GM Brian Philips. He remains based in ...

  19. UMG, Nielsen Further Deal

    January 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST Financial terms not disclosed on multi-year agreement. Universal Music Group has re-upped its deal with Nielsen Music. The major label has entered into a multi-year agreement with the data service provider that covers access to information from Br ...

  20. Post-Christmas Download Sales Reach All-Time High

    January 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST U.S. digital download sales hit a new all-time high in the week after Christmas with 19.9 million tracks sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The flurry of downloading in the final week of the year m U.S. digital download sales hit a new all-time ...

  21. U.S. Album Sales Drop By 7%

    December 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Downloads more than double. LOS ANGELES (AP) - U.S. album sales were down by about seven percent as 2005 drew to a close but the budding market for music downloads, which more than doubled over last year, helped narrow the revenue gap, figures rel ...

  22. U.S. Album Sales Drop By 7%

    December 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST LOS ANGELES (AP) - U.S. album sales were down by about seven percent as 2005 drew to a close but the budding market for music downloads, which more than doubled over last year, helped narrow the reven LOS ANGELES (AP) - U.S. album sales were down ...

  23. EMI Pub Pacts With Chorion

    December 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Deal covers literary-based brands. EMI Music Publishing U.K. has entered into a long-term agreement with Chorion, one of Britain's leading owner of classic literary-based brands. According to the pact, EMI will now administer Cherion's m ...

  24. Next Big Idea Conference Set

    December 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Marketing event to be held Jan. 17 in L.A. Tne Next Big Idea-west conference, held January 17 at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles, will showcase the visionaries and exceptional marketers who are reinventing the business with original ...

  25. Easing Of Regs Likely As Euros Rethink Branding

    November 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST In Germany, TV executives are losing their jobs because of it. In the United Kingdom, there have been allegations involving BBC programming. In Italy, some suspect it might be happening too. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- In Germany, TV executives ar ...

  26. Musicland Launches Digital Store

    November 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Songs available for a la carte purchase. Musicland Group introduced an online digital music download store called GrazeMusic.com. Powered by PassAlong Networks, the store sells songs a la carte for 99 cents each. There is no subscription element t ...

  27. RED Distribution Names Marketing VP

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Company also launches college marketing dept. New York-based RED Distribution has named Tony Bruno its VP of marketing. Bruno replaces Laura Marques, who left the company earlier this year. Bruno will start on Dec. 12 and report to Lou Tatulli, VP ...

  28. The Next Monster Single Could Be A Jingle

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST It is just a matter of time. It could be months, maybe a year, but eventually an original tune, recorded and created specifically for an ad, will be the best-selling song in the United States. Josh Rabinowitz is senior VP/director of music at ad a ...

  29. Virgin Digital Relaunches Music Service

    November 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Red Pass offers updated search, nav features. Virgin Digital has relaunched an expanded and updated online music subscription service, called Red Pass. The new service now supports portable subscription and is charging $7.99 a month for both fixed ...

  30. Wed Update: Billboard Road Work Touring Conf

    October 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Indie vs. corporate promoter debated. The benefits of using an independent versus a corporate promoter for major tours were heavily debated at this afternoon's (Oct. 26) "Change My Way of Thinkin'" panel at the Billboard Roadwo ...

  31. Retail Track

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A famous brand is making a comeback in the U.S. music industry. BCI Eclipse, the Navarre-owned label and video company, has licensed the K-tel trademark for a series of compilation albums. Read Ed Chr A famous brand is making a comeback in the U.S ...

  32. Retail Track

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A famous brand is making a comeback in the U.S. music industry. BCI Eclipse, the Navarre-owned label and video company, has licensed the K-tel trademark for a series of compilation albums. Read Ed Chr A famous brand is making a comeback in the U.S ...

  33. Retail Track

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A famous brand is making a comeback in the U.S. music industry. BCI Eclipse, the Navarre-owned label and video company, has licensed the K-tel trademark for a series of compilation albums. Read Ed Chr A famous brand is making a comeback in the U.S ...

  34. New Marketing VP At UMMI

    October 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Hansdotter to develop music mobile strategies. Universal Music Mobile International has appointed Nina Hansdotter VP of marketing and A&R, effective immediately. She is based in London and reports to Paris-based UMMI president Cedric Ponsot. H ...

  35. Billboard Bows Euro Digital Tracks Chart

    October 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Debuts in issue dated October 22. The first Billboard chart tracking the hottest music downloads from around the world debuts in the issue dated October 22. The new Euro Digital Tracks chart, Billboard's first benefit from Nielsen Music' ...

  36. EMI Strengthens Global Marketing Team

    October 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Paravella, Shackell promoted in London. EMI Music is strengthening its London-based global marketing division by promoting two executives to newly created senior positions. Giampietro Paravella is the new VP, global marketing in charge of the Capi ...

  37. Legal Matters

    October 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Branded entertainment is the catchphrase these days as artists hook up with clothing lines, perfumes and beverages. But let's get back to the basics of branding in the music business. It all starts wi Branded entertainment is the catchphrase ...

  38. Retail Track

    October 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Best Buy's switch to vendor-managed inventory is not moving as quickly or aggressively as planned, according to sources, but labels and distributors say that in the long run, this may be a good thing. Best Buy's switch to vendor-managed ...

  39. Retail Track

    October 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Best Buy's switch to vendor-managed inventory is not moving as quickly or aggressively as planned, according to sources, but labels and distributors say that in the long run, this may be a good thing. Best Buy's switch to vendor-managed ...

  40. Retail Track

    October 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Best Buy's switch to vendor-managed inventory is not moving as quickly or aggressively as planned, according to sources, but labels and distributors say that in the long run, this may be a good thing. Best Buy's switch to vendor-managed ...

  41. UMG Delves Deeper Into Direct Response Mktg

    September 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group is launching a joint venture with music direct-response pioneer Ira Pittelman that will bring the major into the infomercial business. The initial project from the new venture, d Universal Music Group is launching a joint ven ...

  42. Ticketmaster, Japan Partner For U.S. Events

    September 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Deal starts in December. Ticketmaster is partnering with travel company Japan Travel Bureau to give Japanese consumers access to U.S. event tickets. Starting in December, JTB will replicate and translate select Ticketmaster Web pages into Japanese ...

  43. HMV Sells Australian Stores To Brazin

    September 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Deal valued at $3 million. Sydney-based entertainment and lingerie company Brazin Ltd. has bought HMV Australia Ltd. from its U.K. parent for $4 million Australian ($3.08 million). The deal is effective Oct. 2. HMV has 32 stores in Australia. Acco ...

  44. Nielsen Adds Tethered Digital Tracking

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Nielsen Entertainment's Broadcast Data Systems (BDS) will begin tracking tethered digital music downloads, in reponse to the growing business of on-demand music subscription services. Nielsen Entertainment's Broadcast Data Systems (BDS) ...

  45. Bonneville Prevails In Infringement Case

    September 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Court rules against SparkNet. In a legal upset for the owners of the "playing what we want" trademark, a U.S. District Court has ruled in favor of Bonneville International in an infringement case brought against the broadcaster by SparkN ...

  46. German Biz Agrees On Friday Release Sked

    September 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In a strategy to raise consumer awareness of new titles, German record companies have decided to shift their release schedules to Friday instead of Monday. In a strategy to raise consumer awareness of new titles, German record companies have decid ...

  47. AOL Grabs TicketsNow.com

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Web giant now leader in secondary tickets market. AOL has raised its profile in the secondary ticket market world by adding TicketsNow to StubHub as secondary ticket market partners in what is now called AOL's Ticket Marketplace. Combining th ...

  48. NARM News: Nielsen To Launch New Service

    August 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Aims sights on int'l download sales. Nielsen SoundScan is launching a new international venture that will track download sales around the world. The offering, Neilsen SoundScan International World Digital Service, will feature coverage of ove ...

  49. Warner Gets 'Buy' Rating

    July 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Analyst sets target price of $22. Analyst sets target price of $22. News ...

  50. BBC Radio 1 Joins Sirius Line-Up

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Part of Sirius' aggressive licensing of media brand names. Part of Sirius' aggressive licensing of media brand names. News ...

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