NPD Group

  1. Report Reveals iTunes Purchase Info

    December 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Forrester Research just issued a report finding that only 3% of online households in the United States have bought music from iTunes in the past year. The 3% of online households that have purchased music from iTunes spent an average total of $35 ...

  2. Zune To Sell 1 Million Players By Summer

    December 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Microsoft says it is on track to sell 1 million Zune devices by June of next year, based on the sales of the new digital music device since its Nov. 14 launch. Specific sales figures for November will not be available until after the NPD Group iss ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Sony BMG Recalls CDs

    November 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG is pulling millions of copy-protected CDs from U.S. store shelves in response to a mounting controversy over software contained on the discs that behaves like spyware. NEW YORK -- Sony BMG is pulling millions of copy-protected CDs from U. ...

  5. Take-2 Stock Punished As 'GTA' Gets Adult Rating

    July 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Take-Two Interactive Software shares fell another 4.9% July 21, a day after the company said its hit game "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" has received an "adults only" rating, prompting the videogame (The Hollywood Reporter and ...

  6. Videogame Giant EA's Net Revenue Plummets 90%

    May 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Stocks of all major game publishers dip on news. Videogame industry bellwether Electronic Arts reported a 90% drop in net revenue for the quarter ending March 31, compared to the same quarter last year. This caused its stock to fall about 11%, acc ...

  7. NBA Tosses Ball Around Via 5 Vid Game Deals

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST The National Basketball Assn. signed long-term videogame licensing deals with five publishers on March 22, bucking the trend of sports leagues making exclusive arrangements with a single company. (Reuters) -- The National Basketball Assn. signed l ...

  8. Online Vid Rental Services Gaining Ground

    February 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Online subscription services for video rentals nearly doubled their share of the total rental market in the fourth quarter of 2004, according to research firm the NPD Group. Online subscription services for video rentals nearly doubled their share ...

  9. NPD: CD Prices Falling In Stores

    November 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST The average price of a CD in U.S. stores in the third quarter was $12.95, according to a survey conducted by NPD Music Watch Price Lab. That represents a 4% decline from the $13.49 the firm found in t The average price of a CD in U.S. stores in th ...

  10. Study: Legal Downloads Drop

    October 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT NPD Group numbers show 23% drop since April. NPD Group numbers show 23% drop since April. News ...

  11. Study: Legal Downloads Drop

    October 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT While the balance of power in the legal online music world remains virtually unchanged, the number of consumers legally downloading music files has been on the decline, according to the latest sector While the balance of power in the legal online ...

  12. Study: Legal Downloads Drop

    October 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT While the balance of power in the legal online music world remains virtually unchanged, the number of consumers legally downloading music files has been on the decline, according to the latest sector While the balance of power in the legal online ...

  13. Big Fourth Quarter Looms For Video-Game Sector

    September 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT "Best year ever," suggests analyst. Those seeking a bit of consistency among Wall Street analysts need look no further than video games. The consensus for the rest of the year: The sector will rock. "I've got a big wish list fo ...

  14. NPD Group Bows Video-Tracking System

    July 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT VideoWatch to research market share, profiles. The NPD Group has launched a new home-video tracking system called VideoWatch. VideoWatch will track home-video sales and rentals at traditional brick-and-mortar stores as well as other distribution c ...

  15. NARM Reveals Awards Finalists

    June 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT NARM has unveiled the finalists for its 2003-04 Merchandiser and Supplier of the Year Awards. Billboard Information Group is a finalist in the category of related products and services, as is sister c NARM has unveiled the finalists for its 2003-0 ...

  16. NARM Reveals Awards Finalists

    June 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT NARM has unveiled the finalists for its 2003-04 Merchandiser and Supplier of the Year Awards. Billboard Information Group is a finalist in the category of related products and services, as is sister c NARM has unveiled the finalists for its 2003-0 ...

  17. Survey: Album Downloads Should Be Cheaper Than CDs

    December 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music consumers expect to pay a substantially lower price for albums they download than for a physical CD, according to a new study from research firm Ipsos-Insight. Music consumers expect to pay a substantially lower price for albums they downloa ...

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