Tower Records

  1. Japanese Mobile Company NTT DoCoMo Acquires Majority Interest in Tower Records Japan

    June 12, 2012 12:14 PM EDT http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/content_display/industry/news/e3i8bd724a7a615a7fe4a477dc1b1d7ac2d. Glenn Peoples Global Digital and Mobile ...

  2. Colin Hanks Uses Kickstarter to Help Fund His Tower Records Documentary

    June 01, 2011 12:04 PM EDT Nearly every weekday on my way to work, I walk past the vacant space that used to be Tower Records' international store on Lafayette Street. Just this morning I was marveling (for the hundredth or so time) that the record-retail business was ...

  3. Tower Records Founder Solomon To Get Retirement Send-off

    July 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Now that Russ Solomon's R5 outlet is in the hands of Dimple Records, the new owners are throwing a retirement party on Saturday (July 17) for the 84-year old music retailing legend, who founded Tower Records. In honor of the event, Dimple own ...

  4. Seven & i Holdings To Acquire 21% Of Tower Records Japan

    March 04, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Tokyo-based retail giant Seven & i Holdings Co., which operates the 7-11 brand of convenience stores and the Ito-Yokado supermarket chain in Japan, will acquire 21.58% of the retail music store chain Tower Records Japan. Seven & i will ...

  5. Indie Retailers Ready For Record Store Day

    April 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Despite the success of online retailers, explosion of Internet downloads and high-profile closings of Virgin Megastores and Tower Records stores, bricks-and-mortar record stores aren't all spinning toward oblivion. Although hundreds of indepe ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Cahoon Joins iTunes Japan

    May 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Former Tower Records Japan CEO Keith Cahoon has been appointed to the newly created position of director of iTunes Japan, Billboard has learned. At press time it was not known to whom Cahoon will report. Industry sources say Cahoon's appointm ...

  8. Tower.com Rebirth, Are Stores Next?

    April 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Online merchant Caiman Inc., which acquired the Tower.com, the Tower logo and the company's intellectual property for $4.2 million in a March auction, has big plans for the brand. That's the word from Caiman Inc. CEO Didier Pilon, who sa ...

  9. RETAIL TRACK: COLD FEET AND BIGGER FOOLS

    November 25, 2006 12:00 AM EST Now that it's a moot point, it looks like Trans World Entertainment, rather than a consortium of buyers led by liquidator Great American, should have won the auction for Tower Records. Nearly a month Now that it's a moot point, it looks ...

  10. RETAIL TRACK: COLD FEET AND BIGGER FOOLS

    November 25, 2006 12:00 AM EST Now that it's a moot point, it looks like Trans World Entertainment, rather than a consortium of buyers led by liquidator Great American, should have won the auction for Tower Records. Nearly a month Now that it's a moot point, it looks ...

  11. RETAIL TRACK: COLD FEET AND BIGGER FOOLS

    November 25, 2006 12:00 AM EST Now that it's a moot point, it looks like Trans World Entertainment, rather than a consortium of buyers led by liquidator Great American, should have won the auction for Tower Records. Nearly a month Now that it's a moot point, it looks ...

  12. RETAIL TRACK: COLD FEET AND BIGGER FOOLS

    November 25, 2006 12:00 AM EST Now that it's a moot point, it looks like Trans World Entertainment, rather than a consortium of buyers led by liquidator Great American, should have won the auction for Tower Records. Nearly a month Now that it's a moot point, it looks ...

  13. Indie Labels Look To Post-Tower World

    November 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST Labels rethinking marketing, staffing in wake of chain's closure. With independent labels slowing down their releases for the fourth quarter, the long-term effects of Tower Records' closing may not be realized for a while in the indie re ...

  14. Napster Japan Presses Button On Mobile Service

    November 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Master ringtones, full-song downloads offered. Napster Japan today (Nov. 6) launched a mobile-based master ringtone and full-song download service in cooperation with Tokyo-based telecom operator NTT DoCoMo. The service, called Napster Tower Reco ...

  15. Napster Japan Presses Button On Mobile Service

    November 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Napster Japan today (Nov. 6) launched a mobile-based master ringtone and full-song download service in cooperation with Tokyo-based telecom operator NTT DoCoMo. Napster Japan today (Nov. 6) launched a mobile-based master ringtone and full-song dow ...

  16. RETAIL TRACK: THE END OF THE LINE

    November 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST While the chain account base has suffered two body blows this year with the liquidations of Musicland and Tower Records, one-stops also continue to struggle. In the last month, two one-stops have shut While the chain account base has suffered two ...

  17. RETAIL TRACK: THE END OF THE LINE

    November 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST While the chain account base has suffered two body blows this year with the liquidations of Musicland and Tower Records, one-stops also continue to struggle. In the last month, two one-stops have shut While the chain account base has suffered two ...

  18. RETAIL TRACK: THE END OF THE LINE

    November 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST While the chain account base has suffered two body blows this year with the liquidations of Musicland and Tower Records, one-stops also continue to struggle. In the last month, two one-stops have shut While the chain account base has suffered two ...

  19. RETAIL TRACK: THE END OF THE LINE

    November 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST While the chain account base has suffered two body blows this year with the liquidations of Musicland and Tower Records, one-stops also continue to struggle. In the last month, two one-stops have shut While the chain account base has suffered two ...

  20. Norton LLC Acquires Tower.com

    October 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT $3.8 million deal made during auction. Entrepreneur Bill Sagan and his Wolfgang’s Vault Web site, operating under the name Norton LLC, will acquire the Tower.com online store and other assets from the retailer. A Chapter 11 auction recently liquid ...

  21. Cassidy Out At Tower

    October 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fall out continues as Tower goes liquidated. The layoffs have begun at Tower Records. Executive VP Kevin Cassidy, the widely respected company official who many considered to be the public face of the chain, left the company today (Oct. 10), notin ...

  22. Tower Records To Be Liquidated

    October 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Tower Records, the music industry's most famous retail brand, will be liquidated beginning tomorrow (Oct. 7). After a 30-hour auction, the process was won by the lead-bidder, Great American, who put Tower Records, the music industry's mo ...

  23. Napster Japan Goes Live

    October 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Napster Japan, the territory's first subscription-based music download service, launched today (Oct. 3). Napster Japan, the territory's first subscription-based music download service, launched today (Oct. 3). Some 1.9 million tracks -- ...

  24. Napster Japan Goes Live

    October 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT New service offers 1.8m titles. Napster Japan, the territory's first subscription-based music download service, launched today (Oct. 3). Some 1.9 million tracks -- of which international repertoire comprises 90% -- will be available via the N ...

  25. RETAIL TRACK: LAST CHAIN STANDING

    September 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Trans World Entertainment chairman/CEO Bob Higgins may not publicly acknowledge that the Albany, N.Y.-based company is considered a leading contender to acquire Tower Records in its Chapter 11 auction Trans World Entertainment chairman/CEO Bob Hig ...

  26. RETAIL TRACK: LAST CHAIN STANDING

    September 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Trans World Entertainment chairman/CEO Bob Higgins may not publicly acknowledge that the Albany, N.Y.-based company is considered a leading contender to acquire Tower Records in its Chapter 11 auction Trans World Entertainment chairman/CEO Bob Hig ...

  27. RETAIL TRACK: LAST CHAIN STANDING

    September 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Trans World Entertainment chairman/CEO Bob Higgins may not publicly acknowledge that the Albany, N.Y.-based company is considered a leading contender to acquire Tower Records in its Chapter 11 auction Trans World Entertainment chairman/CEO Bob Hig ...

  28. Tower Wins At NARM Amidst Bankruptcy Fears

    August 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Suppliers stop shipping to chain. In one of the most ironic moments ever at a National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers annual convention, Tower Records was named the large retailer of the year on the meeting's closing night (Aug. 5), after t ...

  29. Tower Names New CEO

    July 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Tower Records has named a new top executive. Joe D'Amico replaces the already departed CEO Allen Rodriguez who had been overseeing the West Sacramento, Calif.-based chain for the last year. Tower Records has named a new top executive. Joe D&# ...

  30. Tower Records Preps Download Store

    June 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Site to launch June 27. Tower Records is adding a digital download store to its retail offerings, with the launch of tower.com/digital on Tuesday June 27. The store will offer 1.2 million tracks, all encrypted with Windows Media Audio at a higher ...

  31. Tower Records Preps Download Store

    June 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Tower Records is adding a digital download store to its retail offerings, with the launch of tower.com/digital on Tuesday June 27. Tower Records is adding a digital download store to its retail offerings, with the launch of tower.com/digital on Tu ...

  32. Tower Records Up For Sale

    February 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Tower Records, the U.S. record industry’s most famous retail brand, is on the block once again. The investment banking firm of Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin has been hired to shop the 90-unit, W Tower Records, the U.S. record industry’s mo ...

  33. NTT DoCoMo Buys Into Tower Records Japan

    November 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Phone operator invests $108M for 42% stake. NTT DoCoMo, Japan's biggest mobile-phone operator, is buying a 42% stake in Tower Records Japan for ¥12.8 billion ($108.2 million), the two companies said today (Nov. 7). The deal, to be carried out ...

  34. NTT DoCoMo Buys Into Tower Records Japan

    November 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST NTT DoCoMo, Japan's biggest mobile-phone operator, is buying a 42% stake in Tower Records Japan for ¥12.8 billion ($108.2 million), the two companies said today (Nov. 7). The deal, to be carried NTT DoCoMo, Japan's biggest mobil ...

  35. Tower Inks Deal On Napster Japan

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Tower Records Japan's joint venture with Napster has been formally established, the retailer said today (Oct. 25). Tower Japan says it hopes to have Napster Japan in operation by spring 2006. Tower Records Japan's joint venture with Naps ...

  36. Tower Inks Deal On Napster Japan

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Tower Records Japan's joint venture with Napster has been formally established, the retailer said today (Oct. 25). Tower Japan says it hopes to have Napster Japan in operation by spring 2006. Tower Records Japan's joint venture with Naps ...

  37. Tower Inks Deal On Napster Japan

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Tower Records Japan's joint venture with Napster has been formally established, the retailer said today (Oct. 25). Tower Japan says it hopes to have Napster Japan in operation by spring 2006. Tower Records Japan's joint venture with Naps ...

  38. Japan Welcomes Napster Store

    August 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Napster and Tower Records Japan, one of the country's leading music retailers, have formed a joint venture to launch Napster Japan in the territory within the next 12 months. Napster and Tower Records Japan, one of the country's leading ...

  39. Tower Japan Restructures

    February 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Retailer forms two operating units. Tower Records Japan has made a series of organizational and personnel changes aimed at increasing efficiency and boosting sales at its 69 stores nationwide. On March 1, Tokyo-based Tower will launch two new &quo ...

  40. Tower Japan Restructures

    February 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Retailer forms two operating units. Tower Records Japan has made a series of organizational and personnel changes aimed at increasing efficiency and boosting sales at its 69 stores nationwide. On March 1, Tokyo-based Tower will launch two new &quo ...

  41. Retail Track

    December 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST The relocation and redesign of Tower Records' Seattle store marks the begining of the chain's efforts to revamp its outlets. Read Ed Christman's column. The relocation and redesign of Tower Records' Seattle store marks the begi ...

  42. Retail Track

    December 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST The relocation and redesign of Tower Records' Seattle store marks the begining of the chain's efforts to revamp its outlets. Read Ed Christman's column. The relocation and redesign of Tower Records' Seattle store marks the begi ...

  43. Retail Track

    December 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST The relocation and redesign of Tower Records' Seattle store marks the begining of the chain's efforts to revamp its outlets. Read Ed Christman's column. The relocation and redesign of Tower Records' Seattle store marks the begi ...

  44. Tower Reorganization Gets Court Approval

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Tower Records' reorganization plan was approved today (March 15) by a bankruptcy court in Wilmington, Del., making the retailer's stay in Chapter 11 the shortest by a music-related company in more tha Tower Records' reorganization p ...

  45. Tower Reorganization Gets Court Approval

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Tower Records' reorganization plan was approved today (March 15) by a bankruptcy court in Wilmington, Del., making the retailer's stay in Chapter 11 the shortest by a music-related company in more tha Tower Records' reorganization p ...

  46. Tower Japan To Acquire Wave Chain

    March 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Tower Records Japan is taking over the 30-store Wave music chain in a stock-swap deal with Parco Inc., the latter's Tokyo-based parent. Tower Records Japan is taking over the 30-store Wave music chain in a stock-swap deal with Parco Inc., the ...

  47. Tower Japan To Acquire Wave Chain

    March 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Tower Records Japan is taking over the 30-store Wave music chain in a stock-swap deal with Parco Inc., the latter's Tokyo-based parent. Tower Records Japan is taking over the 30-store Wave music chain in a stock-swap deal with Parco Inc., the ...

  48. Update: Tower Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST As expected, Tower Records filed for Chapter 11 protection this morning (Feb. 9) in the U.S. bankrupcty court in Wilmington, Del., with a fast-track plan that calls for the company to emerge within 3 As expected, Tower Records filed for Chapter 11 ...

  49. Update: Tower Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST As expected, Tower Records filed for Chapter 11 protection this morning (Feb. 9) in the U.S. bankrupcty court in Wilmington, Del., with a fast-track plan that calls for the company to emerge within 3 As expected, Tower Records filed for Chapter 11 ...

  50. Retail Track

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Tower Records is heading towards a rare "pre-packaged" Chapter 11 bankruptcy by the end of February . Tower Records is heading towards a rare "pre-packaged" Chapter 11 bankruptcy by the end of February . News ...

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