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  1. Around the 55th Annual NARM 'Music Biz' Convention

    May 09, 2013 4:43 PM EDT The U.S. music industry's sales, retail, distribution and marketing mavens descended on the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza for NARM's annual "Music Biz" convention. In his opening speech, NARM president Jim Donio termed the meet ...

  2. Kevin Arnold Named Co-Chair of digitalmusic.org

    February 25, 2013 4:21 PM EST Kevin Arnold, currently Sony Music Ent. EVP and senior advisor to the Global Digital Business Group, will serve as co-chair with Christina Calio of Microsoft of digitalmusic.org, according to a release by the National Association of Recording Merc ...

  3. NARM Names Muve Music's Jeff Toig, Dimple Records' Dilyn Radakovitz to Board

    January 20, 2013 2:18 PM EST Muve Music senior VP Jeff Toig and Dimple Records founder and owner Dilyn Radakovitz have joined the board of directors of both NARM, the music business trade association, and digitalmusic.org, its digital initiatives arm. "Muve Music is one ...

  4. Billboard.Biz Readers' Survey Results, Part 3: The Biggest Issue Facing the Music Business Is ... ?

    December 21, 2012 7:00 AM EST As part of our year-end special, we asked you, the audience three specific questions about 2012 -- and we got dozens of thoughtful, intelligent, well-considered responses. In the last of three questions we asked the industry "What will the mo ...

  5. Billboard.Biz Readers' Survey Results, Part 2: Mumford, PSY, Adele Among Most Important Artists of 2012

    December 20, 2012 7:00 AM EST As part of our year-end special, we asked you, the audience three specific questions about 2012 - and we got dozens of thoughtful, intelligent, well-considered responses. Rather than dropping all of that knowledge in one big pile, we're publi ...

  6. Billboard.Biz Readers' Survey Results, Part 1: Most Important Event of 2012

    December 19, 2012 7:00 AM EST As part of our year-end special, we asked you, the audience three specific questions about 2012 - and we got dozens of thoughtful, intelligent, well-considered responses. Rather than dropping all of that knowledge in one big pile, we're publi ...

  7. Does Streaming Cannibalize Albums?

    December 14, 2012 7:25 AM EST (Illustration by Jan Feindt) Meet Michael Acton. In many ways, he represents the past, present and future of the music business. As a teen growing up in Buckinghamshire, England, in the 1980s, Acton trawled record stores for vinyl. In his 20s, he ...

  8. Guest Post: NARM's Response to the Emily White Controversy, by Jim Donio

    June 26, 2012 1:48 PM EDT The blogstorm created by NPR intern Emily White's post last week, "I Never Owned Any Music To Begin With," continues to foster great commentary. In this one, Jim Donio -- president of NARM/digitalmusic.org , a trade organization who ...

  9. Music Matters Report Shows Promise in Developing Asian Markets

    June 20, 2012 2:33 PM EDT A new survey by Music Matters and Ipsos finds musically active people in several developing Asian markets are using the Internet to access audio and video with greater frequency than people in more developed markets. What those consumers are curre ...

  10. Frances Preston Remembered by Dolly Parton, Linda Moran, Lamont Dozier, International Publishing Execs, More

    June 13, 2012 3:03 PM EDT Frances Preston in her role as then-vice president of BMI. (Photo: Billboard Archives) The music community was saddened today by news of the passing of Frances Williams Preston, longtime head of BMI and one of the pioneering female executives in t ...

  11. Photos: Katy Perry Comments on Universal-EMI Merger While Accepting NARM Award

    May 11, 2012 11:03 AM EDT (Photo: Getty Images) Katy Perry and Lionel Richie were big winners at the NARM Music Awards in Los Angeles Thursday night, which capped the annual music-business conference. Lionel Richie Honored With NARM Chairman's Award for Sustained Crea ...

  12. NARM's Jim Donio Details Organization's Future Plans, Presents Awards at Conference

    May 09, 2012 6:39 PM EDT In the last six years NARM has had to transform itself to "coincide and anticipate the needs and the reshaped profile of the evolving music industry," the organization's president Jim Donio, said at the beginning of his address this ...

  13. NARM Announces New Board Members

    May 09, 2012 3:13 PM EDT NARM announced today its slate of new officers at the organization's annual convention, with the election of iTunes senior marketing manager Brent Muhle as vice chairman; Amazon's director of digital music content acquisition Craig Pape ...

  14. Record Store Day Brings Explosive Sales to Indie Stores, SoundScan Data Shows

    April 26, 2012 11:45 AM EDT The scene at Fords, New Jersey's Vintage Vinyl during Portugal. The Man's set on Record Store Day. (Photo: Jerry Rubino) Record Store Day produced explosive sales gains at indie stores, that helped the U.S. industry slightly outpace the ...

  15. Lionel Richie Honored With NARM Chairman's Award for Sustained Creative Achievement

    April 11, 2012 2:00 PM EDT Lionel Richie is enjoying quite a year so far, with his headlining slot at Billboard's SXSW Showcase , new album Tuskegee debuting at no. 2 on the Billboard 200 and no. 1 on the Billboard Country Chart last week, and inductioin into the Apoll ...

  16. Katy Perry Named NARM Artist of the Year

    March 27, 2012 3:25 PM EDT The mind-boggling global success of Katy Perry's Teenage Dream album will be awarding the singer another accolade, as she will be named NARM's Artist of the Year at the Music Biz 2012 Awards Dinner Party in Los Angeles May 10. The singer ...

  17. Updated: Whitney Houston Tributes From Artists, Executives, Including Beyonce, Berry Gordy, Quincy Jones, Aretha Franklin, Dozens More

    February 12, 2012 2:47 PM EST As news of Whitney Houston's death rapidly spread around the globe, Twitter, the Internet and our inboxes filled with tributes, and Billboard.biz has spoken with dozens of people at many pre-Grammy events. Any attempt at a definitive list of ...

  18. Retail Briefs: NARM Upgrades Database, IRIS To Distribute Saban Artists

    November 18, 2011 7:34 AM EST NARM Upgrades Database NARM has rolled out upgrades to its 15-year old database of music releases, which is dubbed the NARM Product Platform. Starting this week, the product database features a new, streamlined web interface that allows for simple ...

  19. Retail Briefs: NARM Sets 2012 Confab Dates, Redeye Adds !K7 and Mylene Sheath

    October 31, 2011 7:13 PM EDT NARM Confab Set For May 7-10 In L.A. -- The National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers (NARM) will hold its next annual convention May 7-10 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, and took advantage of the scheduling announcement t ...

  20. NARM Names Antony Bruno Community Manager of DigitalMusic.org

    October 03, 2011 8:50 AM EDT NARM announced today that Antony Bruno has been named Community Manager of digitalmusic.org, the virtual home of NARM's digital initiatives. Of course, Bruno was previously Executive Director of Content & Programming, Digital/Mobile at Bi ...

  21. Billboard's Women In Music 2011: Rachelle Friedman

    October 01, 2011 12:00 AM EDT No. 30 Rachelle Friedman Co-CEO, J&R Music and Computer World; chairman, NARM Website: Jr.com Twitter: @jandr Rachelle Friedman is co-CEO of J&R Music and Computer World, a store that spreads 300,000 square feet through several buildings a ...

  22. Business Matters: Rhapsody, MetroPCS Partnership Excludes Warner Music Group

    August 17, 2011 6:29 PM EDT Rhapsody, MetroPCS Partnership Excludes Warner Music Group -- Warner Music Group is a holdout in the Rhapsody-MetroPCS bundle r eported Wednesday at Billboard.biz , according a report by CNET. That means subscribers who get the free subscription t ...

  23. Business Matters: The Real Story in Warner Music's Earnings Report: Diversity, Digital Growth

    August 04, 2011 5:26 PM EDT The Real Story in Warner Music's Earnings Report: Diversity, Digital Growth Two things get the headlines in coverage of Warner Music Group's fiscal third quarter ended June 30: Spotify and LimeWire. But dig deeper and you'll find fa ...

  24. Did Amazon's 99-Cent Lady Gaga Sale Save the Recorded Music Business?

    June 01, 2011 5:22 PM EDT Did Amazon save the music business with last week's controversial 99-cent Lady Gaga album sale ? Say what you will about the pricing strategy, one thing is clear: That sale helped the U.S. music industry achieve its first year-to-date album-s ...

  25. @NARM: Digital Think Tank Propels NARM Into the Future

    May 12, 2011 8:37 PM EDT While veterans of the legacy music business milled about in the hotel lobby bar and conducted private meeting on the sidelines, the most exciting part of the NARM conference in Los Angeles was taking place inside a small room in the lower levels o ...

  26. @Narm 2011 Kicks Off on Upbeat Note: Music Sales Increase 1.6%

    May 12, 2011 7:12 AM EDT The NARM convention kicked off on an upbeat note this morning in Los Angeles at the Century City Hyatt Regency, as delegates basked in the glow of a 1.6% U.S. sales increase , the first time since 2004. During his keynote address, BMG North Americ ...

  27. Business Matters: Surprise, Music Sales Continue to Improve

    May 04, 2011 8:12 PM EDT Surprise, Music Sales Continue to Improve -- Here's the latest on the surprisingly strong recorded music sales of 2011. Through May 1, track sales are up 8%, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Current tracks are up 10% and catalog tracks are up ...

  28. Music Sales Increase Six Weeks in a Row, First Time Since 2004

    March 31, 2011 8:04 AM EDT Something wonderful is happening in the U.S. Music sales have posted a year-on-year increase for six weeks in a row, according to Nielsen SoundScan. In fact, this is the first time since 2004 that U.S. sales have enjoyed a sales gain of this lengt ...

  29. Brian Wilson To Be Honored at NARM Convention Awards Dinner

    March 28, 2011 5:11 PM EDT Brian Wilson will be honored at the NARM Music Business Convention Awards Dinner finale, which will take place on the last night of the meeting, which is scheduled to run from May 10-12 in Los Angeles at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel. At t ...

  30. NARM To Honor J&R Music & Computer World Owners At Confab

    February 01, 2011 4:05 PM EST NARM will honor J&R Music & Computer World owners Rachelle and Joe Friedman with the organization's "Independent Spirit Award." That award will be presented during the awards dinner at the 53rd Annual NARM Convention, to be ...

  31. Hastings' John Marmaduke To Be Honored At NARM Confab

    January 14, 2011 12:00 AM EST NARM is gearing up for its 2011 annual convention with the announcement that Hastings Entertainment chairman/CEO/president John Marmaduke will receive the trade group's Presidential Award for sustained executive achievement. The award will be ...

  32. Quick Shots @NARM: Jim Donio, WEA's Reception Party, Town Hall Meeting and More

    May 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers annual convention kicked off in Chicago on Saturday. Below, select shots from the weekend's events. NARM president Jim Donio addresses attendees at NARM's opening session. "So, no matter ...

  33. NARM Vet Granberg Dies At 83

    February 18, 2010 12:00 AM EST Mickey Granberg, a driving force behind the National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers for nearly three decades, died Wednesday night at her home in Pompano Beach, Fla. She was 83. Beginning in 1961, Granberg and her then husband, Jules Malamud, ov ...

  34. NARM: Retail, Interactive Execs Weigh Challenges To Biz

    June 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT While the National Assn. Of Recording Merchandisers convened in San Diego June 7-10 to try to solve the dilemma of a marketplace where music has never been more popular (yet its revenues keep falling), Guitar Hero president and CEO Dan Rosensweig ...

  35. Business Briefs: NARM, Clear Channel, Echo Nest

    May 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- The San Diego Union-Tribune has a preview of this year's NARM conference , being held in San Diego from June 7-9. "Today, with CD sales plummeting, NARM faces challenges that would have been unthinkable only a decade ago, with or with ...

  36. A2IM To Enter NARM On June 7

    April 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A2IM will kick off its presence at the upcoming National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers annual convention in San Diego by holding the "Crash Course" on June 7, the opening day of the meeting. A2IM day, which is designed to bridge gaps ...

  37. NARM To Honor VanCleave

    March 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers will present its first ever "Independent Spirit Award, to Don VanCleave, the founder and former president of the Coalition of Independent Music Stores. "NARM is introducing this award to ackn ...

  38. Study: Baby Boomers Key Group For Physical Product

    September 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Baby boomers are now the most important age-group buying CDs, according to a study conducted by the NPD Group, in conjunction with AARP, and on behalf of the National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers. Baby boomers, those born in the period from 19 ...

  39. NARM Coverage: Industry Group Adds Digital Reps To Board

    May 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In a move that illustrates the industry's landscape, the National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers expanded its board of directors by adding two digital music merchants, Napster chairman and CEO Chris Gorog and eMusic CEO David Pakman. In oth ...

  40. NARM Awards Nominees Revealed

    March 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers nominees for its merchandisers of the year awards, includes 14 first-time selections, according to NARM president Jim Donio. The winners will be unveiled on the last night of the NARM annual convention ...

  41. Governor Schwarzenegger Signs Anti-Piracy Law

    February 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sets new felony threshold at 100 units. California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed into law today (Feb. 22) a measure that makes it a felony to possess 100 or more audio recordings when the name of the owner or artist is concealed for some c ...

  42. Full Report From Day Two At NARM

    August 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT CD sales, the digital biz and more. Struggling CD sales, a growing digital business and the industry's ongoing piracy fight dominated talk at day two of the National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers (NARM) convention in San Diego. In his open ...

  43. Baker & Taylor's Willis Named NARM Chairman

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Ward takes Headplay post. Richard Willis, chairman/CEO of Charlotte, N.C.-based Baker & Taylor, has been named chairman of the National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers, replacing Glen Ward, who resigned from the board on Jan. 31. Ward was app ...

  44. NARM Votes Willis As Vice Chairman

    November 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST The NARM board of directors has elected Baker & Taylor president/CEO Richard Willis as vice chairman of the board. The NARM board of directors has elected Baker & Taylor president/CEO Richard Willis as vice chairman of the board. Willi ...

  45. Donio Named NARM President

    October 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The NARM board of directors has appointed Jim Donio as president of the trade group. Donio has been acting president since March, following the departure of former president Pam Horovitz in mid-2003. The NARM board of directors has appointed Jim D ...

  46. NARM Headed Back To San Diego

    October 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT confab will not include VSDA. The NARM Convention will return to the San Diego Marriott on Aug. 10-14, 2005. The confab will be a stand-alone event, not held in conjunction with the Video Software Dealers Assn. Earlier this year, the two trad ...

  47. Clive Davis To Keynote NARM Convention

    June 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Clive Davis, chairman/CEO of BMG North America, will deliver the keynote address at the 2004 NARM convention, to be held Aug. 21-24 at the San Diego Marriott. Clive Davis, chairman/CEO of BMG North America, will deliver the keynote address at the ...

  48. Clive Davis To Keynote NARM Convention

    June 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Address to take form of one-on-one interview. Clive Davis, chairman/CEO of BMG North America, will deliver the keynote address at the 2004 NARM convention, to be held Aug. 21-24 at the San Diego Marriott. In a switch from the traditional keynote f ...

  49. Indie Assn. AFIM To Shut Down

    April 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Assn. For Independent Music (AFIM) is dissolving, effective April 15. All current AFIM members will be offered an opportunity to join NARM. In 2002 and 2003, AFIM held its national convention in c The Assn. For Independent Music (AFIM) is diss ...