National Association of Recording Merchandisers

  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Retail Briefs: Essential Launches in North America, Iggy Pop On Record Store Day, NARM Honors Brett Gurewitz

    January 25, 2012 10:20 AM EST Essential Music & Marketing Expands to North America Essential Music & Marketing, a U.K. and European indie distribution company, has launched a North American division, which will be headed by Erik Gilbert, who previously was VP of client ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Spotify, Getty Images Music, Turntable.fm, Slacker Amongst NARM, Digitalmusic.org's Newest Members

    November 08, 2011 3:15 PM EST NARM, the nonprofit trade association for music business, and digitalmusic.org (DMO). the home for NARM's digital incentives, have announced six digital music companies have become the association's newest members. Don't miss Billbo ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. Business Matters: Make No Mistake, EU Copyright Extension Is Good for Record Labels, Too

    September 12, 2011 6:40 PM EDT Make No Mistake, EU Copyright Extension Is Good for Record Labels, Too -- Artists and performing musicians are feeling the love in the European Union while record labels are being a bit overlooked. If you've read news reports about the EU ...

  14. @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 ...

  15. @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 ...

  16. NARM's Jim Donio On Today's Music Business: 'It's Not For The Faint of Heart'

    May 11, 2011 7:52 AM EDT The 2011 NARM convention kicked off at the Hyatt Century City on Monday, drawing an estimated 1,000 registrants to its lineup of panels, performances and networking opportunities galore. Over the years, the confab of the National Association of Re ...

  17. David Cook to Headline NARM Awards Dinner

    April 25, 2011 9:21 PM EDT David Cook adds another event to his agenda in the weeks leading up to the release of his much anticipated second album. The "American Idol" season 7 winner will headline the NARM (National Association of Recording Merchandisers) Convent ...

  18. Nicki Minaj To Receive Breakthrough Artist Award At NARM

    April 07, 2011 3:22 PM EDT Nicki Minaj is the latest artist announced for the upcoming NARM convention's award night; she will be named "Breakthrough Artist of the Year." The convention, which runs May 10-12 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Ang ...

  19. Annie Lennox to Receive Humanitarian Award At NARM

    March 02, 2011 8:35 AM EST Music trade association NARM (National Association of Recording Merchandisers) announced on Wednesday that artist and activist Annie Lennox will be honored at the conclusion of the 2011 NARM Convention, to be held at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaz ...

  20. Retail Briefs: McNamee To Give NARM Keynote, Birdel's Records Shutters, March Is Metal Madness

    February 28, 2011 4:15 PM EST Elevation Partners' McNamee To Give NARM Keynote Address -- Elevation Partners' Roger McNamee will make the keynote address at the NARM Convention's "Digital Breakfast," to be held on the last day of the confab, which runs ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. Retail Report: NARM Honors American Idol; Redeye Wheeling & Dealing Iris Gets 'Sparticus' Ringtones

    January 21, 2011 12:00 AM EST NARM To Honor 'American Idol' In another move at gearing up for its annual convention, the National Association of Recording Merchandisers (NARM) announced today that it will honor the American Idol franchise at the convention's fin ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. @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 ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. A&M/Octone Records CEO Diener To Keynote NARM

    April 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT James Diener, CEO/president of A&M/Octone Records, will deliver the opening keynote address on May 16 at the association's annual convention, which will be held at the Hilton Chicago on May 15-17. In his address, Diener, who founded Octon ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. NARM Task Force To Focus On Digital Music Issues

    October 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The National Association of Recording Merchandisers has launched a Digital Think Tank, a special task force of NARM members dedicated to resolving issues surrounding the business of digital music. "Historically, through the work of our Operat ...

  34. Briefs: Edgar Bronfman, BT, Topspin

    June 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Edgar Bronfman, CEO and chairman of Warner Music Group is profiled and interviewed in the Financial Times. Bronfman talked about the company's bond issuance ("a real vote of confidence"), multi-rights deals ("Fundamentally, ...

  35. 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 ...

  36. Briefs: Best Buy, Live Nation, CAA

    June 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Over half of consumers surveyed for the Nielsen Global Consumer Confidence Survey said they have cut down on out-of-home entertainment. Only 20% said they planned on keeping that spending down. In October, 40% of respondents said they would del ...

  37. Retail Track: The New Face Of Retail At NARM

    June 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The new face of retailing will be front and center at this year's 51st annual NARM convention since digital, mobile and other new revenue models will be a key theme at many of the panels and all the keynote addresses. Meanwhile, the old face ...

  38. Billboard.biz Q&A: NARM President Jim Donio

    June 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Jim Donio, the president of the National Association of Recording Merchandisers (NARM), has a tough role to play. As NARM is a trade association comprised of many different types of music merchandisers, Donio is tasked with navigating the trade as ...

  39. 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 ...

  40. NARM To Honor Hall And Oates At Confab

    April 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The National Association of Recording Merchandisers (NARM) will honor legendary musical artists Daryl Hall and John Oates with the chairman's award for sustained creative achievement at the organization's annual convention, to be held Ju ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. NARM To Host 'Noise' Conference

    April 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The upcoming National Association of Recording Merchandisers annual convention, which runs June 7-10, will also serve as the host for the Noise in the Basement Creative Conference for independent music retailers, which will occur on the last two d ...

  43. 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 ...

  44. NARM To Honor Trans World CEO Bob Higgins

    March 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The National Association of Recording Merchandisers (NARM) will present Trans World Entertainment chairman and CEO Bob Higgins with the NARM Presidential Award at the trade group's annual convention, held in San Diego, June 7-10. Past winners ...

  45. 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 ...

  46. 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 ...

  47. Label Execs Talk Digital Sales At NARM Closing

    May 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT At Sony BMG Music Entertainment digital sales are running at 40% of overall U.S. sales volume pace this year, and Thomas Hesse, president of global digital and U.S. sales predicts that the company will achieve a 50/50 split next year. That was one ...

  48. NARM Panel Talks Digital Music Retail

    May 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT During the Digital Landscape panel at the NARM convention, digital merchants sounded very much like their peers in the brick-and-mortar world as they wrestle with pricing issues, profit margins and competition from other forms of entertainment sof ...

  49. IRIS Inks New Deals, Brand Partnerships

    May 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Indie distributor IRIS announced a slew of new signings and partnerships at NARM today, in an effort to combat rumors of their demise in the wake of layoffs. Recent signings include record labels Alleviated, Labrador, Definitive and +1; direct to ...

  50. 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 ...

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