Musicland Group

  1. Pub Briefs: BMG Chrysalis Signs Bruno Mars; Carole King To Receive BMI Icon Award

    March 23, 2012 7:00 AM EDT BMG Chrysalis Signs Bruno Mars - BMG Chrysalis US has signed an exclusive worldwide publishing deal with Bruno Mars, whose debut album, "Doo-Wops & Hooligans," has scanned 1.7 million units so far in the U.S., according to Nielsen So ...

  2. UMGD Promotes Bakula

    October 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Upped to VP of sales analysis. Universal Music Group Distribution has promoted Dave Bakula to VP of sales analysis. Bakula reports to Alan Voss, executive VP of sales and marketing, and is based the company's headquarters in Universal City, C ...

  3. Musicland Cuts 85 Positions

    January 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Longtime chain buyer Dieter Wilkensen let go. As part of its Chapter 11 proceedings, the Musicland Group eliminated 85 positions yesterday. Longtime chain buyer Dieter Wilkensen, whose music industry career stetches back more than 40 years, was on ...

  4. Retail Track

    January 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Musicland Group's Chapter 11 filing is fuel for industry naysayers--the mainstream media will once again have a field day gloating about the demise of the record store. Read Ed Christman's column. Musicland Group's Chapter 11 filing ...

  5. Retail Track

    January 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Musicland Group's Chapter 11 filing is fuel for industry naysayers--the mainstream media will once again have a field day gloating about the demise of the record store. Read Ed Christman's column. Musicland Group's Chapter 11 filing ...

  6. Musicland Hoping For A Buyer

    January 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Co. also preparing going-out-businesses sales. In first day (Jan. 13) motions in the Chapter 11 filing of the Musicland Group in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, it was revealed the company is up for sale with the g ...

  7. Musicland Group Files For Chapter 11

    January 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST Chain in process of liquidating 61 Media Play stores. As expected, the Musicland Group filed for Chapter 11 protection late Thursday afternoon in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of New York. The chain has been experiencing financial di ...

  8. Musicland CEO Steps Down

    November 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST Madden named interim CEO. The Musicland Group has lost another CEO as Jack Chadsey, who assumed the post on Oct. 3, has left the company. Michael Madden, Musicland president, has been named interim CEO. Chadsey replaced Eric Weisman, a well-known ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Retail Track

    November 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST October has been an interesting month for the two largest music specialty chains, Trans World Entertainment and Musicland Group. Read Ed Christman's column. October has been an interesting month for the two largest music specialty chains, Tra ...

  11. Retail Track

    November 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST October has been an interesting month for the two largest music specialty chains, Trans World Entertainment and Musicland Group. Read Ed Christman's column. October has been an interesting month for the two largest music specialty chains, Tra ...

  12. Sun Capitol Recruits Musicland Equity Help

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Firm hires banking firm Duff & Phelps. Sun Capital Partners has hired Chicago-based investment banking firm Duff & Phelps to help raise $50 million in equity capital for the Musicland Group, it was revealed today (October 18) on the Su ...

  13. Musicland Group Cuts 10% Of Home-Base Staff

    May 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Musicland Group laid off about 10% of its headquarters staff in a move to create further efficiencies as it attempts to deal with the U.S. industry's declining music sales. The Musicland Group laid off about 10% of its headquarters staff ...

  14. Musicland Receives $25 Million Equity Investment

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sun Capital Partners will make a $25 million equity investment in the Musicland Group, according to sources. NEW YORK -- Sun Capital Partners will make a $25 million equity investment in the Musicland Group, according to sources. The cash infusion ...

  15. Musicland Receives $25 Million Equity Investment

    April 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sun Capital Partners infuses cash for growth. Sun Capital Partners will make a $25 million equity investment in the Musicland Group, according to sources. The cash infusion will mark the first time the Boca Raton, Fla.-based investment firm has pu ...

  16. Canadian Retailer A&B Sound Files For Bankruptcy

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Venerable Western Canadian music and consumer electronics retailer A&B Sound filed for bankruptcy protection Jan. 19 under Canada's Companies Creditors Arrangement Act. The company has announced t TORONTO -- Venerable Western Canadian ...

  17. Canadian Retailer A&B Sound Files For Bankruptcy

    January 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST Venerable Western Canadian music and consumer electronics retailer A&B Sound filed for bankruptcy protection yesterday (Jan. 19) under Canada's Companies Creditors Arrangement Act. Venerable Western Canadian music and consumer electro ...

  18. Alliance, Source Interlink Confirm Merger

    November 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/retail_marketing/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000717498">As first reported here</A>, Alliance Entertainment Corp. and publicly traded Source In As first reported here , ...

  19. Sources: Yucaipa's Alliance In Merger Talks

    November 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Alliance Entertainment Corp., which is owned by the Yucaipa Cos., and magazine wholesaler the Source Interlink Cos. are involved in merger negotiations that would create a company with about $1.5 bill Alliance Entertainment Corp., which is owned b ...

  20. Musicland Names LeBre VP/In-house Counsel

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Musicland Group named Kristin Peterson LeBre as VP/in-house counsel. The Musicland Group named Kristin Peterson LeBre as VP/in-house counsel. She will manage legal matters for the corporation and its retail stores. In addition to supporting th ...

  21. Musicland Launches Auction Site

    July 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Showbidz targets frequent customers. It's not eBay, but Replay and its 2 million members can start their bidding. Musicland Group, a leading specialty retailer of music and other entertainment products, is launching an auction site. Called Sh ...

  22. Musicland Aligns With 'American Idol'

    April 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Musicland Group is teaming with "American Idol" and the show's originator Simon Cowell to create private-label branded merchandise that will be sold exclusively at the chain's 800 stores. The Musicland Group is teaming with ...

  23. Musicland Selects New Warehousing Company

    February 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Musicland Group has chosen Deluxe Media Services to provide warehousing, fulfillment, and returns processing to its 950 stores. Musicland will transition to the new set-up starting in April. The Musicland Group has chosen Deluxe Media Services ...

  24. Update: Tower Turns To Chapter 11 Court

    February 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST When Tower Records heads into a Delaware bankruptcy court within the next week, the first motions it files are expected to be one that will convert bondholders into majority owners of the chain and on When Tower Records heads into a Delaware bankr ...

  25. Tower's Restructuring Leads To Chapter 11 Court

    February 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Tower Records is expected to make a pre-negotiated Chapter 11 filing by the end of the month, sources say. The filing will be made in order to achieve a "cram down" on some bondholders, who are said t Tower Records is expected to make a ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. Bidding For Tower Lingers Until 2004

    December 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST After three rounds of bidding, the auction process for Tower Records may come down to interested parties revisiting their bids after the holiday selling season. Firms believed to still be interested i After three rounds of bidding, the auction pro ...

  28. Bidding For Tower Lingers Until 2004

    December 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST After three rounds of bidding, the auction process for Tower Records may come down to interested parties revisiting their bids after the holiday selling season. Firms believed to still be interested i After three rounds of bidding, the auction pro ...

  29. Bidding For Tower Lingers Until 2004

    December 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST After three rounds of bidding, the auction process for Tower Records may come down to interested parties revisiting their bids after the holiday selling season. Firms believed to still be interested i After three rounds of bidding, the auction pro ...