Merchandising

  1. Sony Music, BandMerch Ink Retail Partnership

    February 20, 2013 10:40 AM EST Sony Music Entertainment has entered into a strategic partnership agreement with BandMerch, the merchandising division of promoter AEG Live, to expand and develop Sony’s merchandising programs in the North American retail market in conjunction wi ...

  2. BandMerch Inks Long-Term Global Merch Deal With the Who

    August 28, 2012 9:00 AM EDT Global entertainment merchandising firm BandMerch has entered into a new long-term worldwide merchandising agreement with the Who as the legendary rock band prepares for the launch of their Quadrophenia tour this fall. The 40th anniversary of the ...

  3. Hot Topic To Shut ShockHound.com

    March 29, 2011 1:05 PM EDT Hot Topic Inc will discontinue ShockHound.com, its website that sells music merchandise and MP3s, and said Amy Kocoureke, the merchandising chief of its namesake division, left the company as it overhauls its business. The changes kick off the rei ...

  4. Universal's Deutschrock Partners With Arvato

    February 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST Arvato Digital Services, which is owned by the German media group Bertelsmann, is to partner with Universal Music's Berlin-based merchandising company Deutschrock. Deutschrock was founded in the early '90s by the German band "Die Är ...

  5. EMI Acquires European Merch Distributor

    December 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST EMI Music has acquired Loudclothing.com, Europe's largest independent music merchandise distributor, from Completely Independent Distribution (CID). Terms were not disclosed. The U.K. company will now operate as part of EMI's global merc ...

  6. EMI Music Publishing Makes Key Music Services Promotions

    September 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Publishing has promoted three executives to key commercial roles in the company's North American sales and licensing operation. Jovanka Ciares, who previously led the company's U.S. merchandising business with the title of seni ...

  7. Shirts. Hats. Key Chains. Are These The Saviors Of Music?

    July 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The mainstream music business is now finding out what many hard-touring bands have known for years: Merchandise is in many cases a far more reliable source of income than record sales. It's a new world order, where record labels desperately s ...

  8. Gerstman Launches New Merch Firm

    June 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Veteran merchandiser Steve Gerstman has launched Cut Merch, a tour merchandise company focused on DIY bands and other acts that might be under the radar of major merchandising companies. After a year of development and a soft launch earlier this y ...

  9. UMG Buys Into Deutschrock Merchandise

    November 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Germany is taking a majority stake in Berlin-based merchandising enterprise Deutschrock Merchandise. Financial terms were not disclosed. Deutschrock, which was established 10 years ago, will continue to operate independently from U ...

  10. Sanctuary Eyes Profitability By 2008, Or Later

    April 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT British independent music firm Sanctuary Group Plc today warned that its recorded product division "continues to suffer," adding that it would not achieve overall profitability until 2008 or later. In a trading update to the London Stock ...

  11. Live Nation Buys Trunk Stake

    July 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation, the world's largest promoter and venue operator, has purchased a majority stake in Trunk LTD., a high-end licensing and merchandise firm. The purchase price was not disclosed. Live Nation, the world's largest promoter and ve ...

  12. Signatures Network Sets Up Shop In LA

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Merch firm recently signed Coldplay, Billy Idol. Signatures Network, the music industry's largest tour merchandising and licensing firm, will open a permanent office in Los Angeles this summer, headed by CEO Dell Furano. Signatures has also e ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. Sanctuary Buys World Online Merchandising

    April 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT London-based Sanctuary Group is ramping up its global merchandising business through the acquisition of World Online Merchandising. The New York-based company counts Elton John, Simon & Garfunkel, London-based Sanctuary Group is ramping up ...

  15. Sanctuary Buys World Online Merchandising

    April 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT London-based Sanctuary Group is ramping up its global merchandising business through the acquisition of World Online Merchandising. The New York-based company counts Elton John, Simon & Garfunkel, London-based Sanctuary Group is ramping up ...