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  1. McCartney Goes Mobile In Japan

    May 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Japan is set to be the first territory in which Paul McCartney's music will be available via mobile phone, says Universal Music Japan. UMJ will release a master ringtone version of the single "Dance Tonight" on May 10. All the other ...

  2. McCartney To Anchor New Starbucks Label

    March 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT After weeks of speculation, Paul McCartney is now officially the first artist signed to Hear Music, a new joint label formed by Starbucks and the Concord Music Group. The as-yet-untitled album is due early this summer; its release on Hear Music ma ...

  3. Starbucks, Concord Music Group Form Label

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Starbucks and Concord Music Group have formed a new label, Hear Music, which will sign established and emerging artists directly for distribution inside and outside the coffee chain. Under the collaborative venture, Starbucks will take primary res ...

  4. From The Magazine: Shop Talk

    December 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST Even though sales appear slightly off last year's pace in the first three weeks of the holiday selling season, music merchandisers say it still might outpace 2005. In particular, they cite a favorable calendar-which as H.L. Distributors owner ...

  5. Borders Moves Into Ireland

    October 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Superstore outlet opens Oct. 27. Borders Group Inc., the music, books and movie retailer, is to open its first superstore outlet in the Republic of Ireland on Oct. 27. The 22,000-square-feet superstore, in the suburb of Blanchardstown, near the ce ...

  6. Starbucks Picks Mintz For VP Role

    June 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Coffee seller nabs exclusive Berry CD/DVD Starbucks Entertainment has named Alan Mintz VP of content development, Mintz, who starts June 5, replaces Don MacKinnon, who left the company earlier this year. Mintz will be based in Starbucks' new ...

  7. Starbucks To Offer Diana Ross Exclusively

    May 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Search continues for VP of music and ent. Starbucks' new deal with the William Morris Agency should bring the coffeehouse greater access to music, film and book projects at an earlier stage. But the company stresses they will also continue to ...

  8. Starbucks To Offer Diana Ross Exclusively

    May 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Starbucks' new deal with the William Morris Agency should bring the coffeehouse greater access to music, film and book projects at an earlier stage. But the company stresses they will also continue to Starbucks' new deal with the William ...

  9. Borders Starts Business In Ireland

    March 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST U.S.-based books and entertainment retailer Borders Group will open its first store in the Republic of Ireland this autumn. The 20,000-square-foot two-story superstore in the country's capital Dublin U.S.-based books and entertainment retaile ...

  10. Lombard: Key Exec Losses Won't Hurt Starbucks

    March 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Despite two high-profile departures from its music division, Starbucks Entertainment president Ken Lombard says business will not be affected. However, some in the industry aren't so sure. Despite two high-profile departures from its music di ...

  11. Starbucks To Unveil New Hear Music Coffeehouses

    December 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST While some traditional record retailers continue to shutter stores, Starbucks is unveiling two new Hear Music Coffeehouses. The stores integrate a coffee shop with a traditional record store and digit While some traditional record retailers contin ...

  12. Rolling Stones Roll Out 'Rarities'

    October 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Starbucks to handle U.S. release Nov. 22. Starbucks to handle U.S. release Nov. 22. News ...

  13. Fnac To Set Up Shop In Greece

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT As part of its 2005 international expansion program, leading French entertainment retail outlet Fnac will set up its first Greek store in Athens next month in a joint-venture with local retailer Marin As part of its 2005 international expansion pr ...

  14. Fnac To Set Up Shop In Greece

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT As part of its 2005 international expansion program, leading French entertainment retail outlet Fnac will set up its first Greek store in Athens next month in a joint-venture with local retailer Marin As part of its 2005 international expansion pr ...

  15. Ad Vet Looks To Boost Mobile Music Strategy

    September 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Korte's keynote focuses on licensing, PDAs. The international advertising industry needs to boost its strategy for licensing music for mobile-phone applications as brand owners tighten their relationships with the music industry. That was the ...

  16. Concord, American Greetings Enter Digital Pact

    September 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Myriad of content being created. Concord Music Group has chosen American Greetings Interactive to develop and distribute digital products and services based on its entire music catalog. The two have partnered to create such applications as rington ...

  17. HMV Canada Pulls Dylan Records

    September 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Removal is response to Starbucks deal. Removal is response to Starbucks deal. News ...

  18. HMV Canada Pulls Dylan Records

    September 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Removal is response to Starbucks deal. HMV Canada has removed all Bob Dylan products from its shelves in retaliation of a North American retail exclusivity deal given to Starbucks coffee chain for Dylan's Sony album "Live at the Gaslight ...

  19. VH1 Readies Hip Hop Honors

    August 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Starbucks contest, ad campaign unveiled. VH1 will kick off its second annual Hip Hop Honors event through a partnership with Starbucks, Billboard.biz has learned. From Aug. 26 – Sept. 26, fans can enter to win a trip for two to the New York ceremo ...

  20. The Beat

    August 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Starbucks' Hear Music and XM partners for a series of multi-artist compilation CDs, premiering with "Hear Music XM Radio Sessions, Vol. 1," featuring artists including Tracy Chapman and Jewel. Read M Starbucks' Hear Music and X ...

  21. R. Kelly Album Clings To No. 1

    July 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Holds off new entries by Slim Thug, Bow Wow . R. Kelly fends off competition to hold onto the top spot on The Billboard 200 for a second week with "TP.3 Reloaded" (Jive). Despite a 71.5% plunge to to sales of 139,000 copies in the United ...

  22. Starbucks Nabs Dylan Exclusive

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Starbucks' next exclusive will be "Bob Dylan: Live at the Gaslight 1962," an album of newly restored, live recordings culled from Dylan's performances at the New York cafe. Starbucks' next exclusive will be "Bob Dylan ...

  23. Coldplay Holds Foos, Backstreet From No. 1

    June 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay staves off strong competition on The Billboard 200 as "X&Y" (Capitol) tops the chart for a second week. Although sales of the set dropped 56% to 323,000 copies in the United States, accor Coldplay staves off strong compe ...

  24. Alanis Morissette Gives Starbucks A Jolt

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Alanis Morissette last night (June 13) performed an intimate show at Starbucks on Astor Place in New York's East Village. The short set coincided with the exclusive release of her new album, "Jagged Alanis Morissette last night (June 13) ...

  25. Alanis Morissette Gives Starbucks A Jolt

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Special performance kicks off acoustic release. Alanis Morissette last night (June 13) performed an intimate show at Starbucks on Astor Place in New York's East Village. The short set coincided with the exclusive release of her new album, &qu ...

  26. HMV Canada Pulls Alanis Records

    June 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Retailer protests Starbucks exclusive. Retailer protests Starbucks exclusive. News ...

  27. HMV Canada Pulls Alanis Records

    June 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Canada's largest music retailer HMV Canada is pulling all Alanis Morissette's products from its shelves today (June 13). The move is in protest to a North American deal that gives Starbucks six-weeks Canada's largest specialist musi ...

  28. HMV Canada Pulls Alanis Records

    June 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Canada's largest music retailer HMV Canada is pulling all Alanis Morissette's products from its shelves today (June 13). The move is in protest to a North American deal that gives Starbucks six-weeks Canada's largest specialist musi ...

  29. Clear Channel Unveils New Summer Lawn Prices

    June 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rapino expects a 25% amphitheater sales increase. Clear Channel Music Group revealed today (June 1) a new summer lawn seating pricing plan in an effort to increase its amphitheater business and provide more value to concertgoers. A $20 lawn seat w ...

  30. Retail Track

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Starbucks tunes into the lifestyle of its customers and expands into the music business. Read Ed Christman's column. Starbucks tunes into the lifestyle of its customers and expands into the music business. Read Ed Christman's column. New ...

  31. Retail Track

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Starbucks tunes into the lifestyle of its customers and expands into the music business. Read Ed Christman's column. Starbucks tunes into the lifestyle of its customers and expands into the music business. Read Ed Christman's column. New ...

  32. To Own Or Not To Own? Making The Case For Digital Subscription Services

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Through the years, people have purchased music in myriad physical formats, from LPs to 8-tracks to cassettes to CDs -- a never-ending musical upgrade cycle. Is this a good thing for the consumer? Is i Gerd Leonhard and Dave Kusek are co-authors of ...

  33. Starbucks Launching 'Hear Music' Series

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Retailer aims to break new artists. In its latest move into the music business, Starbucks is launching the "Hear Music Debut" CD series, a program to help labels break new artists. Lava Records' Antigone Rising is the first act to t ...

  34. Exclusively Wrong: What Is Maverick Accomplishing With Starbucks Deal?

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST The March 12 issue of <i>Billboard</i> alerted me that once again the shortsightedness of the recorded-music industry is in full force. According to a cover story in that issue, Maverick is issuing an The following is an open letter to ...

  35. Starbucks Jumping The Gun On Beck Album

    March 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST By selling Beck's "Guero" album, Starbucks is stepping up its presence in music beyond the adult-alternative CDs it generally carries. But the company apparently has a way to go before it understands By selling Beck's "Gue ...

  36. Retail Steaming Over Alanis' Starbucks Deal

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Traditional music retailers say they are dismayed that Alanis Morissette's new acoustic version of "Jagged Little Pill" (Maverick) will be sold exclusively at Starbucks for a six-week window before it NEW YORK -- Traditional music r ...

  37. Retail Track

    March 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music merchants find Starbucks' exclusive window for acoustic Alanis Morissette a tough "Pill" to swallow. Read Ed Christman's column. Music merchants find Starbucks' exclusive window for acoustic Alanis Morissette a tough ...

  38. Retail Track

    March 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music merchants find Starbucks' exclusive window for acoustic Alanis Morissette a tough "Pill" to swallow. Read Ed Christman's column. Music merchants find Starbucks' exclusive window for acoustic Alanis Morissette a tough ...

  39. Retail Track

    March 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music merchants find Starbucks' exclusive window for acoustic Alanis Morissette a tough "Pill" to swallow. Read Ed Christman's column. Music merchants find Starbucks' exclusive window for acoustic Alanis Morissette a tough ...

  40. Retail Steaming Over Alanis' Starbucks Deal

    March 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music merchants dismayed over six-week exclusive. Traditional music retailers say they are dismayed that Alanis Morissette's new acoustic version of "Jagged Little Pill" (Maverick) will be sold exclusively at Starbucks for a six-wee ...

  41. Alanis Re-Recording 'Jagged Little Pill'

    March 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Starbucks has six-week exclusive. Starbucks has six-week exclusive. News ...

  42. Alanis Re-Recording 'Jagged Little Pill'

    March 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST To commemorate the 10th anniversary of "Jagged Little Pill," Alanis Morissette and the album's producer/co-writer Glen Ballard are recording an acoustic version of the landmark set, Billboard.biz has To commemorate the 10th annivers ...

  43. The Beat

    February 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Starbucks is readying another star-studded duets album, this time putting Herbie Hancock in the spotlight. Read Melinda Newman's column. Starbucks is readying another star-studded duets album, this time putting Herbie Hancock in the spotlight ...

  44. The Beat

    February 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Starbucks is readying another star-studded duets album, this time putting Herbie Hancock in the spotlight. Read Melinda Newman's column. Starbucks is readying another star-studded duets album, this time putting Herbie Hancock in the spotlight ...

  45. Behind the Deal: The State of the Music Industry -- An Interview With Laurie Soriano

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Laurie Soriano, a partner with Manatt, Phelps &amp; Phillips in Los Angeles, discusses the state of the music industry in an edited version of her interview on Nov. 30, 2004. As 2004 came to a close, Billboard sat down with a dozen lawyers to ...

  46. Labels Line Up For RED Digital Services

    November 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST New York-based RED Distribution says 29 labels have signed on for the company's digital distribution services. New York-based RED Distribution says 29 labels have signed on for the company's digital distribution services. The independent ...

  47. NARM Votes Willis As Vice Chairman

    November 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST The NARM board of directors has elected Baker &amp; Taylor president/CEO Richard Willis as vice chairman of the board. The NARM board of directors has elected Baker & Taylor president/CEO Richard Willis as vice chairman of the board. Willi ...

  48. Starbucks Expanding Hear Music Concept

    October 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Starbucks will push its Hear Music digital music offering into Seattle and Austin in the next month. The Hear Music media bar is an in-store kiosk that allows consumers to purchase customizable CDs on Starbucks will push its Hear Music digital mus ...

  49. Glen Ward Exits As VEG N.A. Chief

    September 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In a sudden move, Virgin Entertainment Group (VEG) CEO Simon Wright has assumed leadership of the company's North American chain, replacing Glen Ward, who has left the company. In a sudden move, Virgin Entertainment Group (VEG) CEO Simon Wrig ...

  50. The Beat

    July 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Starbucks is distributing "We Are The Future," a CD of live performances by Norah Jones, Andrea Bocelli, Alicia Keys and others. Read Melinda Newman's column. Starbucks is distributing "We Are The Future," a CD of live per ...

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