Mike Dreese

  1. From This Week’s Billboard: Why Target, Whole Foods Are Making a Play For Vinyl

    September 17, 2013 3:12 PM EDT The following article on major retail chains like Whole Foods and Target entering the growing vinyl market is exceprted from in the latest issue of Billboard (Vol. 125 No. 36), to read the full story purchase this issue of Billboard here or su ...

  2. Newbury Comics Shutters Stores, Warehouse In Wake of Boston Manhunt

    April 19, 2013 2:08 PM EDT Newbury Comics warehouse and office headquarters, which is located within Boston’s  lockdown zone in the manhunt for Marathon bomber suspect, is shuttered today, as are four of the chain's stores. "Early on we got the word not to open ...

  3. Do Strong Pre- and Post-Holiday Music Sales Point To Another Up Year?

    January 20, 2012 12:50 PM EST After U.S. album sales posted their first annual increase in seven years, the recording industry is now left to wonder whether an encore is possible in 2012.' Based on recorded-music sales during the year-end holiday season and sales during t ...

  4. Black Friday, Cyber Monday Great for Retailers; Record-Store Day Items Drive Music Sales

    November 29, 2011 1:42 PM EST While music merchants say that they too, like retail in general, experienced a strong sales for the Black Friday weekend, some of them acknowledge that music wasn't leading the charge. "We had a great weekend," says one chain execut ...

  5. 9/11: The Music Business Remembers

    September 09, 2011 1:10 PM EDT It was a magnificent, late-summer morning in New York on Sept. 11, 2001. There wasn't a cloud in the sky. The Yankees were atop the American League East with a 13-game lead over the second-place Boston Red Sox. The top box-office draws were P ...

  6. Updated: UMG To Launch U.S. Pricing Test

    March 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Universal Music Group could rewrite U.S. music pricing when it tests a new frontline pricing structure, which is designed to get single CDs in stores at $10, or below. Beginning in the second quarter and continuing through most of the year, th ...

  7. Holiday Sales Keep Retailers Optimistic

    December 28, 2009 12:00 AM EST Music merchants says the year is ending with relatively good cheer, thanks to a combination of factors in their Christmas stockings: a great release schedule, less aggressive music discounting, and comparisons to a disastrous 2008 Christmas season ...

  8. Newbury Comics Cuts Staff

    August 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Reorganizes field mgmt., music buying. Newbury Comics has made adjustments to its staff and structure. As part of the reorganization, six people--four from field management and two music buyers--were released. The company altered its field managem ...

  9. Newbury Comics Makes Key Promotions

    June 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Dorfman named VP of marketing. Amy Dorfman has been promoted to VP of marketing at Brighton, Mass.-based retail chain Newbury Comics. Dorman, who was previously director of marketing, reports to CEO Mike Dreese. In another move, the company's ...