Pricing

  1. Live Nation, Ticketmaster Deal: Web Reaction

    February 11, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Live Nation, Ticketmaster merger has been the talk of the industry for the last few days, with every media outlet speculating about the effect of the deal on the music industry landscape. Below, a selection of analysis and opinion from around ...

  2. Arena Managers Share The Top Issues Facing Their Business This Year

    September 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The touring industry clearly survived—for many, even thrived— in the first part of 2008, despite the well-chronicled challenges of a dicey economy, exploding gas prices, increased competition and other social and economic challenges. As the busine ...

  3. Online Retailers Shift Pricing

    June 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The cost of digital music is rising, and falling, depending on where you shop online these days. Amazon.com introduced two new discount promotions on select digital albums as part of an ongoing variable pricing strategy. The company’s Daily Deals ...

  4. Warner Music Group To Test Dynamic Pricing

    May 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group is testing a dynamic pricing system for digital albums provided by partner Digonex technologies. Under the agreement, Digonex will basically act as a middleman between WMG and the various digital retailers selling WMG content. T ...

  5. Retail Execs Talk 'Magic Price' At BRM Summit

    October 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Pricing was a key issue at the retail discussion during the Billboard Regional Mexican Music Summit yesterday, with a CD price of $10 often cited as a magic number. "Price is a very, very, very key factor," said David Massry," presi ...

  6. Report: Minimum Advertised Pricing Gets Court OK

    June 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In a ruling that will be music to the ears of traditional CD retailers, the Supreme Court reportedly struck down an antitrust rule that now makes it possible for manufacturers and distributors to set minimum retail prices. The decision will give p ...

  7. Does Lower Digital Pricing Necessarily Mean More Sales?

    May 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The issue of music pricing continues to be a discussion point of increasing interest, particularly following a recent Billboard article about independent labels expressing frustration over the financial of the eMusic service. The LA Times ran this ...

  8. Nettwerk Tests Variable Pricing

    February 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST Nettwerk Music Group has begun testing a variable pricing model for digital downloads in partnership with Passalong Networks and Digonex Technologies. All music that Nettwerk has the rights to sell in unprotected MP3 format will be available for s ...

  9. NPR Music Service Expected In December

    August 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Pricing details were not disclosed. Pricing details were not disclosed. News ...

  10. Apple Renews Flat-rate iTunes Contracts

    May 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Labels had pushed for variable pricing. Labels had pushed for variable pricing. News ...

  11. Dept. Of Justice Probes Majors On Pricing

    March 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sources: Subpoenas headed to Big Four. The U.S. Department of Justice is piggybacking on New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer's investigation into online music pricing, Billboard has learned. Each of the four major labels have either ...

  12. Spitzer Spawns Scrutiny

    January 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST The major labels' use of "most favored nation" (MFN) clauses in deals with download and subscription retailers are receiving increased industry scrutiny in the wake of New York State Attorney General The major labels’ use of “most f ...

  13. EU Launches Probe Into CD-R 'Dumping'

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT European Union authorities opened an investigation yesterday (Aug. 8) into whether cheap recordable CD imports from China, Malaysia and Hong Kong are being unfairly “dumped” on the European market European Union authorities opened an investigation ...

  14. EU Launches Probe Into CD-R 'Dumping'

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT European Union authorities opened an investigation yesterday (Aug. 8) into whether cheap recordable CD imports from China, Malaysia and Hong Kong are being unfairly “dumped” on the European market European Union authorities opened an investigation ...

  15. EU Probes Sale Of Cheap DVDs From Taiwan

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT European Union authorities Aug. 5 opened an investigation into whether cheap Chinese recordable DVD imports are being unfairly dumped on the European market. BRUSSELS (The Hollywood Reporter) -- European Union authorities Aug. 5 opened an investig ...

  16. Yahoo!, UMG Ink Video Deal

    April 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fees to be paid for on-demand uses. Fees to be paid for on-demand uses. News ...

  17. French Export Shipments Rise, But Value Dips

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Pricing, margins hurt revenues. Pricing, margins hurt revenues. News ...

  18. Retail Track

    December 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Cost-cutting moves at such major distributors as Sony BMG, and JumpStart's revamped pricing, left their mark. Read Ed Christman's column. Cost-cutting moves at such major distributors as Sony BMG, and JumpStart's revamped pricing, l ...

  19. Retail Track

    December 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Cost-cutting moves at such major distributors as Sony BMG, and JumpStart's revamped pricing, left their mark. Read Ed Christman's column. Cost-cutting moves at such major distributors as Sony BMG, and JumpStart's revamped pricing, l ...

  20. Retail Track

    December 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Cost-cutting moves at such major distributors as Sony BMG, and JumpStart's revamped pricing, left their mark. Read Ed Christman's column. Cost-cutting moves at such major distributors as Sony BMG, and JumpStart's revamped pricing, l ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. Luxury Homes

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Powered by the constant demand for location, location, location, the luxury real-estate market is setting new pricing records in the major entertainment capitals of New York, Los Angeles, Nashville an Powered by the constant demand for location, l ...

  23. Real Takes Rhapsody To School

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Pacts offer discounts to college students. Pacts offer discounts to college students. News ...

  24. Retail Track

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT BMG Distribution is prepping another pricing initiative for mid-level releases. Read Ed Christman's column. BMG Distribution is prepping another pricing initiative for mid-level releases. Read Ed Christman's column. News ...

  25. Retail Track

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT BMG Distribution is prepping another pricing initiative for mid-level releases. Read Ed Christman's column. BMG Distribution is prepping another pricing initiative for mid-level releases. Read Ed Christman's column. News ...

  26. Retail Track

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT BMG Distribution is prepping another pricing initiative for mid-level releases. Read Ed Christman's column. BMG Distribution is prepping another pricing initiative for mid-level releases. Read Ed Christman's column. News ...

  27. BMG To Introduce 3-Tier CD Pricing In Germany

    July 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In an initiative to revive falling sales, BMG is to introduce a three-tier pricing structure for CD albums in Germany from this August. Under the new pricing system, some CD albums could be available In an initiative to revive falling sales, BMG i ...

  28. BMG To Introduce 3-Tier CD Pricing In Germany

    July 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In an initiative to revive falling sales, BMG is to introduce a three-tier pricing structure for CD albums in Germany from this August. Under the new pricing system, some CD albums could be available In an initiative to revive falling sales, BMG i ...

  29. Retail Track

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The music industry can attribute some of its growth to label's experimental pricing strategies. Read Ed Christman's column. The music industry can attribute some of its growth to label's experimental pricing strategies. Read Ed Chri ...

  30. Retail Track

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The music industry can attribute some of its growth to label's experimental pricing strategies. Read Ed Christman's column. The music industry can attribute some of its growth to label's experimental pricing strategies. Read Ed Chri ...

  31. Retail Track

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The music industry can attribute some of its growth to label's experimental pricing strategies. Read Ed Christman's column. The music industry can attribute some of its growth to label's experimental pricing strategies. Read Ed Chri ...

  32. UMVD Updates JumpStart

    April 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Boxlot prices higher; discounts now available. Boxlot prices higher; discounts now available. News ...

  33. UMVD Updates JumpStart

    April 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Universal Music & Video Distribution has revamped its JumpStart pricing initiative, raising boxlot prices higher, but now allowing discounts to figure into the equation. As expected, Universal Music & Video Distribution ha ...

  34. Price-Fixing Settlement Rains CDs On Mass. Libraries

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Massachusetts libraries will benefit from the fallout of a national price-fixing lawsuit against music companies. NEW YORK--Massachusetts libraries will benefit from the fallout of a national price-fixing lawsuit against music companies. The state ...

  35. UMVD Grammy Ads To Include JumpStart Pricing

    February 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Spots will list $12.98 manufacturer's suggested price. Spots will list $12.98 manufacturer's suggested price. News ...

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