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  1. Nichols Moves To Sanctuary For Management

    December 17, 2007 12:00 AM EST Country act Joe Nichols has signed for exclusive management representation with Sanctuary Artist Management. The company also represents ZZ Top, Fleetwood Mac, Tommy Lee, Elton John, the Who and James Blunt. Nichols was previously handled by John ...

  2. Seven Mary Three Signs With Bellum, Preps New Record

    December 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST Rock band Seven Mary Three has signed to Bellum Records and will release their sixth album, "DAY&NIGHTDRIVING," on February 19. The record's first single, "Last Kiss," will be released to radio on February 4. The recor ...

  3. 'Guitar Hero' Gives Strokes, Slipknot Digital Boost

    November 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST Guitar Hero III is more than just a licensing juggernaut for the music industry. It also promotes sales, according to Soundscan figures reported by blog Ars Technica . Certain tracks included in the game have seen a healthy sales spike since its r ...

  4. Revised Chart Policy Lands Eagles At No. 1

    November 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Eagles' first new studio album in 28 years, "Long Road Out of Eden," takes a short route to No. 1 on The Billboard 200 after Billboard revised a significant chart policy today (Nov. 7). In consultation with Nielsen SoundScan, Bi ...

  5. Allen Splits With Empire Management

    October 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Representatives at Empire Management this morning declined to comment on reports Lily Allen has gone separate ways with the management firm. The company has guided Allen's career over the last two years, during which time the pop singer has e ...

  6. Album Sales Down 9% Despite Huge Kanye, 50 Tallies

    September 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT It's an exciting week at the top of The Billboard 200 chart, as three of the year's most anticipated releases enter in the top three slots. But despite the hubbub over the Kanye West/50 Cent/Kenny Chesney showdown, sales are still down 9 ...

  7. Fat Joe To Unleash 'Elephant' In 2008

    September 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fat Joe is shooting to release his eighth album, "The Elephant in the Room" in early 2008. Rounding up his tried and true producers -- Scott Storch, Cool and Dr. Dre, DJ Khaled, Danjahandz and The Runners -- Joe also secured features fro ...

  8. Kanye Crushes 50 Cent In Huge Album Sales Week

    September 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West's "Graduation" (Def Jam) easily leads the star-studded class of Sept. 11 releases, posting The Billboard 200's largest sales total in more than two years. Nielsen SoundScan will show West's album moved 957,000 d ...

  9. Kanye Retains Big Lead Over 50 In Debut Week Sales

    September 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West has increased his lead over 50 Cent in the much scrutinized battle between the rap stars, according the Friday edition of Nielsen SoundScan's Building Charts. Un-weighted sales from eight leading accounts through close of business ...

  10. Changes At Nielsen Music

    July 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As part of the Nielsen Company's overall restructuring, Mark Tindle senior VP/GM, for the West Coast and Bryan Canady, BDS format administrator have exited the company. Vinnie Martino becomes director of sales for Nielsen Music, Trudy Lartz r ...

  11. Nielsen Soundscan To Use Groove Mobile Data

    July 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Nielsen Soundscan will begin incorporating global sales of mobile music downloads in the data used to create Billboard's various music charts, under a deal with Groove Mobile. Groove Mobile provides the technology behind the music download se ...

  12. Victory Extends, Expands Deal With Rise

    July 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Chicago-based rock label Victory Records has renewed its exclusive distribution agreement with Portland, Ore.-based Rise Records. Victory has been the exclusive distributor of Rise albums in North America since early 2005. Under the terms of the r ...

  13. Tower Founder Soft Opens R5

    June 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Russ Solomon's R5 store had its soft opening last week and is now reporting sales to Nielsen SoundScan. The legendary found of Tower Records will officially launch the store's opening sometime in July. Ed Christman Retail ...

  14. Italy's Digital Charts Track Mobile Music

    June 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Italy's official digital sales charts will now include mobile download data thanks to the inclusion of Vodafone in its monitoring sample, representative body FIMI said Monday. Italy's digital charts had previously covered only sales info ...

  15. Girl Authority To Get Multi-Platform Push

    May 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rounder Records 'tween group Girl Authority is ready for its close-up. Rounder and PorchLight Entertainment have partnered to co-develop a multi-platform campaign starring the Boston-based girl group. This encompasses a TV series, feature fil ...

  16. Digital Distribution Bright Spot For Latin Acts

    April 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Though digital distribution has proven to be a boon for unsigned and indie artists, panelists at the Billboard Latin Music Conference in Miami revealed it's not merely a shortcut around the label system. Nielsen SoundScan figures presented by ...

  17. Fontana Inks Thievery Corp's ESL

    April 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Universal Music Group Distribution's indie arm Fontana has signed the Thievery Corporation's ESL Music to an exclusive U.S. distribution agreement. ESL releases were previously distributed via Caroline. Founded by the Thievery Corpor ...

  18. Q1 Sales: Inside the Numbers

    April 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Album sales are down 16.6% to 117.1 million units, according to Nielsen SoundScan, for the period running from January 1 through April 2. The consensus around the music business is that declines are mainly due to a weak release schedule, the consu ...

  19. Simply Red Shifts To Caroline

    March 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST EMI-owned Caroline Distribution has entered into an agreement with SimplyRed.com and will issue the act's next album in the U.S. on April 24. Simply Red worked with Red Distribution for 2003's "Home," and the act's 2005 se ...

  20. Study: P2P Has Little Impact On Album Sales

    February 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST Researchers from Harvard University and the University of Kansas claim that the effect of pirate peer-to-peer file sharing networks on music industry sales "are indistinguishable from zero" in a report they published this month. The repo ...

  21. Sources: White Stripes To Sign New Label Deal

    February 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST The White Stripes are close to inking a long-term, multi-million dollar deal with Warner Bros., sources have confirmed to Billboard.biz. The group was previously aligned with the now-defunct V2 via frontman Jack White's Third Man imprint, whi ...

  22. Norah Jones' 'Not Too Late' Debuts at No. 1

    February 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST "Not Too Late" from Norah Jones opens atop The Billboard 200 with 405,000 units. It's the singer's third straight studio album to hit No. 1 ... "American Idol" runner-up Katharine McPhee comes in second with her self- ...

  23. SoundScan Adds OTA Tracking

    January 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST Nielsen SoundScan International has added over-the-air full-track digital download sales to its tracking of worldwide digital music sales. The company is working directly with mobile operators in Spain, Ireland, Denmark, Sweden and Norway to colle ...

  24. 'Dreamgirls' Remains No. 1 As Sales Keep Sliding

    January 17, 2007 12:00 AM EST In yet another slow week for sales and new releases, the Sony soundtrack to "Dreamgirls" remains atop of The Billboard 200 for a second week straight. The set, which features performances by Beyonce and Jennifer Hudson, moved 60,000 co ...

  25. 'Dreamgirls' Takes No. 1 In Sluggish Sales Week

    January 10, 2007 12:00 AM EST In a slow week for both sales and new releases, the Sony soundtrack to the Beyonce-starring "Dreamgirls" ascends 3-1 to claim the summit. The set sold 66,000 copies in the United States according to Nielsen SoundScan, despite a sales d ...

  26. Omarion Turns '21' At No. 1

    January 03, 2007 12:00 AM EST Omarion opens at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with his sophomore solo effort, "21" ... The "Dreamgirls" soundtrack bounces 31-3 following the wide release of the film on Christmas Day ... Rock and rap albums jump up the chart whi ...

  27. Holiday Tales Of Bagels & Broadcasts At Indie Stores

    November 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Indie retailers find new ways to survive the holidays. Indie retailers may not be jumping for holiday joy this season, but there's plenty keeping them busy. From continuing to diversify beyond music to include everything from bagels to vintag ...

  28. Billboard Charts Reprocessed

    September 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Top six albums unchanged. A system failure at a significant chain made it impossible for data from that company's stores to be included when Nielsen SoundScan processed the sales charts that were released Sept. 28 on Billboard.com and Billboa ...

  29. Timberlake Earns First No. 1 Album With 'FutureSex'

    September 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Moves 684,000 copies in the United States. In a major week for new releases, Justin Timberlake's "FutureSex/LoveSounds" (Jive) rises to the top of The Billboard 200 with 684,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen Soun ...

  30. Cash Earns First No. 1 Album Since 1969

    July 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sells 88,000 copies in the United States. Even in death, Johnny Cash is still mighty enough to top The Billboard 200. "American V: A Hundred Highways" earns the Man in Black his first No. 1 album since 1969's "Johnny Cash at Sa ...

  31. Furtado Scores First Chart-Topping Album

    June 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Moves 219K units in U.S. according to Soundscan. Moves 219K units in U.S. according to Soundscan. News ...

  32. Italy Launches Official Digital Chart

    April 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Italian music industry body FIMI yesterday (April 10) published the country's first digital singles chart. Italian music industry body FIMI yesterday (April 10) published the country's first digital singles chart. Local artist Gianna Nan ...

  33. Clark Exits Mercury Roster

    April 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Country artist released 7 sets on Mercury. Longtime Mercury Records artist Terri Clark has exited the label's roster after 11 years. She released seven albums on Mercury, including a 2004 greatest hits set. All but her self-titled first album ...

  34. 6 QUESTIONS WITH KEITH URBAN

    March 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST It is good to be Keith Urban. The Australian artist's three solo albums, the first of which came out six years ago, collectively have sold more than 6 million copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It is good to be Keith Urban. The Australia ...

  35. Billboard R&B/hip-hop Sales Charts Expand

    February 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Core-stores panel updated. In the Feb. 11 edition of Billboard Magazine, Nielsen SoundScan and Billboard complete an update of the core-stores panel that govern the magazine’s R&B/hip-hop sales charts. Stores on the panel carry a broader than ...

  36. SoundScan Expands Digital Tracking In Europe

    January 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Data company adds three sales providers Nielsen SoundScan International has added three companies to its list of digital music sales providers. Now supplying the data company with sales information is Free Record Shop, 7 Digital and Belgian Music ...

  37. U2 Tops Billboard's Money Makers Chart

    January 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Totaled $255,022,633.35 in 2005. With $255,022,633.35, U2 reigns supreme on Billboard's inaugural Money Makers chart, which brings together Nielsen Music data and the magazine's Boxscore numbers to create a master top 20 chart of acts th ...

  38. Retail Track

    January 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST In 2005, only 48 albums sold 1 million units or more. Likewise, the 13 titles in 2005 that each sold at least 2 million units marks the lowest total since the beginning of the SoundScan era. Read Ed In 2005, only 48 albums sold 1 million units or ...

  39. Retail Track

    January 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST In 2005, only 48 albums sold 1 million units or more. Likewise, the 13 titles in 2005 that each sold at least 2 million units marks the lowest total since the beginning of the SoundScan era. Read Ed In 2005, only 48 albums sold 1 million units or ...

  40. Retail Track

    January 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST In 2005, only 48 albums sold 1 million units or more. Likewise, the 13 titles in 2005 that each sold at least 2 million units marks the lowest total since the beginning of the SoundScan era. Read Ed In 2005, only 48 albums sold 1 million units or ...

  41. Foxx Holds Off Blige

    January 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST For a second week in a row, Jamie Foxx's "Unpredictable" tops The Billboard 200. The J Records release sold 131,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen Soundscan. Despite a 34% slip in s For a second week in a row, Jam ...

  42. 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 ...

  43. U.S. Album Sales Drop By 7%

    December 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Downloads more than double. LOS ANGELES (AP) - U.S. album sales were down by about seven percent as 2005 drew to a close but the budding market for music downloads, which more than doubled over last year, helped narrow the revenue gap, figures rel ...

  44. U.S. Album Sales Drop By 7%

    December 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST LOS ANGELES (AP) - U.S. album sales were down by about seven percent as 2005 drew to a close but the budding market for music downloads, which more than doubled over last year, helped narrow the reven LOS ANGELES (AP) - U.S. album sales were down ...

  45. CHEVY&CMA (HEARTS) NYC

    November 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Country music and New York. It seems like an unlikely marriage. The New York metropolitan area has been without a terrestrial country radio station since 2002 when WYNY changed formats. And major tour Country music and New York. It seems like an u ...

  46. Destiny's Child Takes Top Spot With '#1's'

    November 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Ends one-week reign of Simpson's 'I Am Me.' Destiny's Child's "#1's" lives up to its namesake with a chart-topping bow on The Billboard 200 this week. With 113,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen So ...

  47. Latin Music Sales Soar

    November 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Although overall music shipments declined for the first six months of the year, Latin music shipments and value continued to soar, according to mid-year Latin numbers released by the RIAA. Although overall music shipments declined for the first si ...

  48. Latin Music Sales Soar

    November 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Although overall music shipments declined for the first six months of the year, Latin music shipments and value continued to soar, according to mid-year Latin numbers released by the RIAA. Although overall music shipments declined for the first si ...

  49. An Accurate Sales Picture Requires Data On Digital

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Numerous articles appear weekly regarding the decline of the music business. The media utilizes Nielsen SoundScan's information and Billboard's charts as the primary barometers of our industry's healt Jordan Katz is co-president of ...

  50. Billboard Bows Euro Digital Tracks Chart

    October 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Debuts in issue dated October 22. The first Billboard chart tracking the hottest music downloads from around the world debuts in the issue dated October 22. The new Euro Digital Tracks chart, Billboard's first benefit from Nielsen Music' ...

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