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  1. Al Schlesinger, Former NARAS Chairman, To Be Honored By National Assn. of Record Industry Professionals

    September 04, 2012 11:20 AM EDT The National Assn. of Record Industry Professionals (NARIP) is holding a tribute dinner for Al Schlesinger, the entertainment lawyer, on Sept. 12 at the Sportsman's Lodge in Studio City, California. Tickets cost $60, and are on sale here . Te ...

  2. 40 Under 40: Laura Hutfless

    August 02, 2012 2:17 PM EDT Laura Hutfless Music Sponsorship Agent, Creative Artists Agency Website: CAA.com Twitter: @Lehnash Fluent In Music And Sports As music outpaces sports as 2012's fastest-growing sponsorship category (according to marketing analytics firm PQ Me ...

  3. How To Improve Music Discovery and Sales On TV: A Billboard Special White Paper

    May 21, 2012 4:45 PM EDT This white paper was undertaken as a joint project among Billboard, NARM'S DigitalMusic.org division and TAG Strategic towards developing steps to improving music discovery on TV. The content is based on a session at the National Assn. of Rec ...

  4. Copyright Royalty Board Appoints Suzanne M. Barnett to Chief Copyright Judge

    April 13, 2012 4:06 PM EDT The Copyright Royalty Board will be led by a new chief copyright judge with the appointment of Suzanne M. Barnett to that position. She was picked by the Librarian of Congress James H. Billington to replace outgoing Chief Copyright Royalty James S ...

  5. Billboard Power 100: Rich Bengloff

    January 26, 2012 11:28 PM EST No. 97 Rich Bengloff President American Assn. of Independent Music Twitter: @A2IM Indie Advocate... When Rich Bengloff was named president of the American Assn. of Independent Music in 2007, the then-2-year-old trade group was still struggling to ...

  6. Billboard Power 100: Cary Sherman

    January 26, 2012 9:05 PM EST No. 76 Cary Sherman Chairman/CEO RIAA Your man in Washington ... At a time when major-label groups are struggling to defend and monetize their intellectual property, it helps that their chief advocate on Capitol Hill is a veteran IP attorney. RIAA ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Backbeat: Donovan, Eric Burdon & Peter Asher's Day @ Phoenix's Music Instrument Museum

    October 21, 2011 1:26 AM EDT Music Biz @ The Music Instrument Museum: Back row from left: Sue Peterson, MIM consultant and former head of Target's music buying team (and former chairman of the National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers); Eric Burdon, Donovan, Linda Leitch ...

  9. NARM Appoints Five New Board Members

    August 24, 2011 10:11 AM EDT The National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers has appointed five new board members. They are Christina Calio, director of relationship strategy for the media and entertainment group of Microsoft Interactive Entertainment Business; Alliance Enterta ...

  10. Theater Owners Fuming Over Film Studios' Video on Demand Plan

    April 01, 2011 7:20 AM EDT Feeling blindsided, theater owners were furious Thursday that four Hollywood studios didn't brief them on plans to launch a new premium VOD service on DirecTV late next month, followed swiftly by Comcast and VUDU. Exhibitors could respond by ...

  11. Billboard's Twitter 140: Music-Industry Characters You Need To Follow

    March 18, 2011 10:30 AM EDT Billboard's Twitter 140: It's not about how many followers. It's not about the quantity of tweets/retweets. It's about quality. Personality. Excellent linkage. These people are followed by those who work the smartest. Whether i ...

  12. NARM, RIAA Giving the Gift of Music Via New Website

    November 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The two-year-old effort to revive the "Give the Gift of Music" campaign paid off. Program originators the National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers (NARM) and the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) have launched a branded w ...

  13. Retail Briefs: NARM, Heavy Rotation Records, Alliance Entertainment

    October 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- The National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers and the Country Music Assn. will produce an Entertainment Law Conference in Nashville on Nov. 9. The keynote will be an interview with U.S. Register of Copyrights Marybeth Peters , who will discuss ...

  14. Music Rights Now Campaign Launches, Urges Biz To Call On Gov’t

    June 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT In conjunction with the RIAA, Universal Music Group Distribution has started a Facebook page where it is encouraging the public to lobby elected officials in Washington for stronger measures against online music piracy. The “Music Rights Now” Face ...

  15. @NARM: UMGD President/CEO Jim Urie Urges ISPs, Feds To 'Come To The Party'

    May 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group Distribution president and CEO Jim Urie called on the National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers' board of directors to urge Internet service providers to adapt a graduated response policy against unauthorized peer-to-pee ...

  16. @NARM: A2IM's Bengloff, HFA's Simon Sound Off At Law Conference

    May 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT While the major labels and the National Music Publishers Association (NMPA) have agreed and are implementing their late fee settlement, A2IM president Rich Bengloff said he is thankful that the music publishers realized that one size doesn't ...

  17. New Digital Store Immergent Goes Live @NARM

    May 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT John Trickett, CEO of Immergent, a new online digital record store , flipped the switch on the live site Sunday morning at the end his opening presentation at the National Assn. of Recording Merchandiser annual convention at the Chicago Hilton. No ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. A2IM Heads To Washington

    May 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A2IM is going to Washington at the end of June to try and get export subsidies for independent labels, organization's president Rich Bengloff told Billboard at the National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers convention. While there, A2IM will m ...

  20. NARM Kicks Off With 'Indie Crash Course'

    May 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT While most independent labels are at the cutting edge in using all the new digital tools to market their projects, some executives lamented the erosion of traditional marketing vehicles, like brick-and-mortar retail, during a "Indie Crash Cou ...

  21. NARM: Metal, Urban Panels Set

    May 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers have set the panelist line-up for their metal and urban panels that will be held at the organization's annual convention, to be held at the Hilton Chicago on May 14-17. Metal Blade founder Brian S ...

  22. Cyndi Lauper To Be Honored At 2010 NARM Convention

    April 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Cyndi Lauper will be honored with the chairman's award for sustained career achievement at the upcoming National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers (NARM) convention, to be held May 15-17 in Chicago. Lauper, who will receive the honor at the co ...

  23. Music Biz Activists Heading To Washington For Grammys On The Hill

    April 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music industry activists will take their message to Congress in Washington, D.C., this year during the Grammys on the Hill Awards and Advocacy Day, to be held on April 14 and April 15, respectively. For the award presentation on April 14, two-time ...

  24. Publishing Briefs: Performance Rights Act, RightsFlow, Downtown Music Publishing

    April 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- The U.S. Department of Commerce has come out in favor of granting copyright owners and performers a public performance right when their songs are played on radio, as would be required by the "Performance Rights Act," currently being c ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. Artist Push Performance Rights Act During Grammy Week

    February 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST In a move to highlight the fight to win payments for performers, musicians and master rights owners from terrestrial radio broadcasts of music, a group of artists signed a "Grammy Week" statement encouraging Congress to pass the Performa ...

  27. NARM: 'Gift of Music' Campaign Gaining Momentum

    November 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST The National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers' "Give The Gift Of Music" campaign may come to life in a new form for this holiday selling season. According to NARM president Jim Donio, he has received calls and e-mails from music mer ...

  28. Lawmakers Call For Performance Rights Act Negotiations

    November 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST With both the House Judiciary Committee and the Senate Judiciary Committee now having approved the Performance Rights Act, the chairman of both committees - respectively Rep. John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) and Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) - with a b ...

  29. NARM Day 2 Video: Execs Discuss Retail Outlook, Catalog Mgmt

    June 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT As representatives from 350 different music companies jammed the halls at this year's National Assn. Of Recording Merchandisers convention, which wraps today (June 10) in San Diego, Billboard spoke with three top executives about the major is ...

  30. Stations Boycott Artists Supporting Performance Royalty?

    June 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Music First Coalition has asked the FCC to investigate whether radio stations have violated their public interest obligation by allegedly boycotting artists who support a performance royalty for terrestrial radio. Without naming stations or co ...

  31. NARM Video: Top Execs Address Industry Challenges

    June 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Representatives from 350 different music companies have descended on San Diego for the National Assn. Of Recording Merchandisers convention, which runs June 7–10, to address some of the major issues facing the industry: declining revenues, retail ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. Reports: Traffic, Sales Up At 2009 Record Store Day

    April 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Thanks to the 82 exclusive releases and limited availability, customers lined up at record stores all around the country on Saturday morning and helped kickoff Record Store Day 2009 with a bang. Reports suggest traffic pick-ups and sales volume th ...

  34. Amazon, Best Buy Execs Join NARM Board

    April 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers has named to new directors to its board, Pete Baltaxe from Amazon and Ed Hogan from Best Buy. Baltaxe, Amazon's director of worldwide digital music, replaces Amazon's Peter Faricy who last fa ...

  35. 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 ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. MusicFirst Coalition Lobbies Congress On Performance Right

    February 24, 2009 12:00 AM EST In a move to bolster its campaign to get Congress to pass the Performance Right Act, which calls for artists and master rights owners to be compensated when their songs are played on terrestrial radio, the musicFirst coalition visited the halls of ...

  38. Performance Right Act Reintroduced To Congress

    February 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST As expected the Performance Right Act has been reintroduced jointly to Congress today with Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Bob Corker (R-TN), and B ...

  39. Performance Rights Act To Be Reintroduced

    February 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Performance Rights Act - which would require radio stations to pay royalties to artists and labels for songs they broadcast over the air - will be reintroduced into the new 111th Congress this week, according to a letter signed by members of t ...

  40. NARM Adds Board Members

    December 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST The National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers adds Nokia director of global digital music Adam Mirabella to its board of directors, replacing the seat vacate by Napster's Chris Gorag, who resigned following Best Buy's acquisition of the ...

  41. NARM Chairman, Target Buyer Peterson To Retire

    November 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST Sue Peterson, the head of the music buying team at Target and the chairman of the board at the National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers, is retiring at the end of December. Peterson, who was ranked No. 6 in the Billboard "Women in Music, Pow ...

  42. NARM Urges Release Date Parity

    June 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers have issued a statement urging that labels do not release digital versions of albums in advance of physical street dates. "Over the past few months, there have been instances where release dates f ...

  43. Berman Blasts Broadcasters Over Rights Bill

    June 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The notion that record companies "have put a ring through the nose of artists" and are leading them to fight for royalties from radio broadcasters "ain't the world today," Rep. Howard Berman (D-Calif.) charged to broadcast ...

  44. Amazon Named NARM's Large Retailer Of The Year

    May 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Amazon, based in Seattle, has emerged as the top merchandiser to beat as it picked up its second consecutive retailer of the year award for the large-size division at the National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner. The ...

  45. UMGD Displays Video, Live Performances At NARM

    May 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT At the 50th anniversary convention of the National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers, the Universal Music Group Distribution (UMGD) kept alive the product presentation, an extravaganza that was well attended by conventioneers. Kicking off the secon ...

  46. Music, Movie And Book Sales Up 6.8% in Q1

    May 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In the first quarter of this year, U.S. consumers bought 724 million units of books, music and movies, up 6.8% from the 678 million units that were acquired in the first quarter of 2007 according to Nielsen SoundScan's Rob Sisco and Chris Mur ...

  47. Morissette Kicks Off NARM Conventon

    May 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers annual convention kicked off in fine fashion in San Francisco on May 3 with a WEA showcase featuring Alanis Morissette, a sign that NARM still has star power as it celebrates its 50th anniversary. Also ...

  48. Donio Outlines Key Challenges At NARM

    May 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers president Jim Donio kicked off the 50th anniversary of the conference today by stressing that, even in the face of a rapidly changing retail marketplace, NARM remains vital. Donio cited statistics abou ...

  49. Industry Vet Jim Bonk Dies

    April 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Jim Bonk, an ex-marine who helped build the Camelot chain into one of the best music retailers in the world, died on April 5 in Canton, Ohio, surrounded by friends and family after a long battle with cancer. He was 60. Bonk spent his entire busine ...

  50. Promoter Jon Stoll Dies

    January 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST Influential independent promoter Jon Stoll died Jan. 12 at Good Samaritan Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Fla., after extended health problems that included complications from a stroke and brain cancer. He was 54. The New York native began stag ...

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