Navarre Corp.

  1. Koch Parent Lining Up Navarre Acquisition

    May 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Entertainment One, the parent company of Koch Entertainment, has signed a letter of intent to acquire Navarre Entertainment Media, the independent music distribution company owned by Navarre Corp., according to sources. The deal, which still has t ...

  2. Paulson's Points

    March 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In his 40 years in the music business, Navarre Corp. chairman Eric Paulson has built quite a reputation for himself. He has been alternately described as visionary and entrepreneur, a super-slick salesman with a colorful personality and a hardnose ...

  3. Rhymesayers Jumps To WMG's ILG

    March 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Minneapolis-based hip-hop label Rhymesayers Entertainment has joined the Warner Music Group's Independent Label Group for North America distribution. The imprint, which has released albums from the likes of Atmosphere and Soul Position, among ...

  4. Independents' Day

    December 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST It was not that long ago that the words "independent label" were generally construed to mean "a quick way for an aspiring artist to be bilked out of their life savings by disreputable operators." H Times have changed. Independe ...

  5. Caroline Adds One Little Indian

    December 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST U.K-based indie opened an office in San Francisco three years ago, and has released efforts from the Twilight Singers and Bjork, among others. EMI-owned Caroline Distribution will soon handle upcoming releases from San Francisco-based label One Li ...

  6. Navarre Names Gleicher To VP Role

    August 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Former Smash/Island exec to head DVD acquisition. Navarre Corp. has named Marvin Gleicher its VP of DVD content acquisition, effective immediately. A Navarre spokesperson says this is a newly created position. Gleicher will be responsible for acqu ...

  7. Dualtone Lands Canadian Distribution Deal

    November 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST Nashville-based indie previously with RED. Nashville-based indie label Dualtone Music Group has signed a deal with Montreal-based distributor Fusion III for Canadian distribution of Dualtone product. Fusion III is already distributing several Dual ...

  8. Navarre Tightens Staff

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Navarre Entertainment Media has restructured its national sales staff in Minneapolis, according to VP/GM Bob Freese. A total of four employees were let go last week, including director of content acqu Navarre Entertainment Media has restructured i ...

  9. Dualtone Signs With Navarre

    September 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Label has released Bobby Bare, Chely Wright. Nashville-based roots label Dualtone has signed an exclusive U.S. distribution agreement with New Hope, Minn.-based Navarre Corp. Dualtone, which was previously handled by New York-based RED Distributio ...

  10. Mix & Burn Launches Upgraded Kiosks

    August 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Approved by Sony BMG and Warner Music Group. Mix & Burn introduced upgraded kiosks approved by major music labels Sony BMG and Warner Music Group. The kiosks allow retail customers to purchase, download and play major label content directly on ...

  11. For Navarre, New Hires And Lawsuits

    July 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT It has been a tumultuous couple of months for Minnesota-based Navarre Corp., one the industry's largest independent distributors. In June, the company and key executives -- including chairman/CEO Eric It has been a tumultuous couple of months ...

  12. Karaoke Producer Sues Competitors

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Karaoke music producer Sybersound Records has filed suit in the United States and Canada against a number of other karaoke record manufacturers, alleging unfair competition, unfair trade practices and NEW YORK -- Karaoke music producer Sybersound ...

  13. Navarre To Buy Vid Firm FUNimation

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Navarre Corp. is acquiring home video distributor FUNimation. Navarre will pay $100.5 million in cash and issue between 1.49 million and 1.83 million shares of its common stock in the transaction, whi Navarre Corp. is acquiring home video distribu ...

  14. Freese Tapped To Head Navarre Distribution Unit

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music industry veteran Bob Freese has been hired by New Hope, Minn.-based Navarre Corp. to head Navarre Entertainment Media, its music distribution division, sources said. LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Music industry veteran Bob Freese h ...

  15. RED Picks Up Lakeshore Records

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Lakeshore Records has inked a North American distribution deal with RED. Lakeshore, the music division of film production company Lakeshore Entertainment, was previously distributed by Navarre Corp. Lakeshore Records has inked a North American dis ...

  16. RED Picks Up Lakeshore Records

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Lakeshore Records has inked a North American distribution deal with RED. Lakeshore, the music division of film production company Lakeshore Entertainment, was previously distributed by Navarre Corp. Lakeshore Records has inked a North American dis ...

  17. Navarre Posts Big Q1Profit, Sales

    July 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Navarre Corp. is reporting a record first quarter. The Minneapolis-based distributor/publisher turned in a profit of $4.5 million, or 16 cents per diluted share, on sales of $126.7 million, for th The Navarre Corp. is reporting a record first ...

  18. Collectors' Choice Acquires Hep Cat

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Orange, Calif.-based Hep Cat Records & Distribution has been purchased by mail-order company Collectors' Choice Music for an undisclosed price. Orange, Calif.-based Hep Cat Records & Distribution has been purchased by mail-order c ...

  19. Digital Rights Agency Links With Navarre

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Digital Rights Agency, a digital distributor of independent-label content to music services like iTunes and Napster, has inked a three-year deal to handle more than 10,000 tracks from Navarre Corp. Digital Rights Agency, a digital distributor of i ...

  20. Navarre To Distribute Globe Star

    April 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT New York-based Globe Star Media & Entertainment has signed an exclusive North American distribution agreement with Navarre Corp. in New Hope, Minn. New York-based Globe Star Media & Entertainment has signed an exclusive North American ...

  21. Navarre To Distribute Sure Shot

    April 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Navarre Corp. in New Hope, Minn., has signed an agreement for exclusive North American distribution of New York-based rap and hip-hop label Sure Shot Recordings. Navarre Corp. in New Hope, Minn., has signed an agreement for exclusive North America ...

  22. Heyert To Liquid 8

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Mark Heyert has been named VP of sales for independent label Liquid 8 Records in Minneapolis. He will report to label CEO Michael Catain. Mark Heyert has been named VP of sales for independent label Liquid 8 Records in Minneapolis. He will report ...

  23. Navarre, Studio Distribution Extend Deal

    February 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Navarre Corp. in New Hope, Minn., has extended its distribution agreement with Studio Distribution for an additional five years. Navarre Corp. in New Hope, Minn., has extended its distribution agreement with Studio Distribution for an additional f ...

  24. Navarre Promotes Three

    February 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Minneapolis-based distributor Navarre Corp. has made several key promotions. Minneapolis-based distributor Navarre Corp. has made several key promotions. Brian Burke has been upped from senior VP/GM to COO of Navarre Distribution Services. Cary De ...

  25. Manager Sues R&B Act Silk

    January 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Manager Michael J. Matthews has sued the members of the R&B act Silk for breach of contract. Also named in the action, filed Dec. 2 in District Court in Harris County, Texas, are the group's label Manager Michael J. Matthews has sued ...