Value Music

  1. SoundScan Re-works Indie Retailer Classification

    January 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST Beginning this week, Nielsen SoundScan has altered the way it categorizes independent retailers, a move that will shift regional chains into the same category with small stores. The move will likely give the indie retailers more clout in the marke ...

  2. Grammy Wins Lift Albums By Plant And Krauss, Adele

    February 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Grammy Awards may not have the sales driving power that they once had, but they can still provide a pop for the winners and performers. Merchants say that album of the year winner "Raising Sand" by Robert Plant & Alison Krauss ap ...

  3. Retailers Predict Post-Grammy Sales Spikes For Krauss, Plant, Perry

    February 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST While the Grammy show doesn't generate music sales like it used to, retailers are happy for any event that can drive traffic into stores. "The Grammys don't have the same effect on sales that it used to, but having said that, the bi ...

  4. Retailers Hope For Holiday Cheer After Weak Post-Thanksgiving Sales

    December 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST What used to be a seasonal retail lament may emerge as a fervently desired holiday wish: After weak sales during the Black Friday weekend, music merchants say they are hoping that the holiday selling season will be saved by a "late" Chri ...

  5. Retailers: Black Friday Music Sales Down

    December 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST While mainstream media is touting that the Black Friday weekend started the holiday selling season with a bang, music merchandisers certainly didn't have that experience. Music sales were down anywhere from 10% to 30% and hit albums released ...

  6. Morissette Kicks Off NARM Conventon

    May 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers annual convention kicked off in fine fashion in San Francisco on May 3 with a WEA showcase featuring Alanis Morissette, a sign that NARM still has star power as it celebrates its 50th anniversary. Also ...

  7. A Reason To Believe: Record Store Day

    April 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As April 19 approaches, "Record Store Day" continues to gain momentum, with everyone from Metallica to the governor of Maine onboard to support the promotional vehicle. On that day, record stores across the United States will give out fr ...

  8. Value Music To Purchase Record & Tape Traders Chain

    November 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Value Music has agreed to buy the nine-unit, Owing Mills, Md.-based Record & Tape Traders chain, in a deal expected to close on Nov. 16. "We will operate eight of the stores and they will close one," says Value Music president Rob Pe ...

  9. NARM Awards Nominees Revealed

    March 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers nominees for its merchandisers of the year awards, includes 14 first-time selections, according to NARM president Jim Donio. The winners will be unveiled on the last night of the NARM annual convention ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. Retail Track

    May 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Value Music's recent acquisition of Gem City, the independent record store based in Dayton, Ohio, marks an interesting development in the evolution of music retail. Read Ed Christman's column. Value Music's recent acquisition of Gem ...

  12. Retail Track

    May 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Value Music's recent acquisition of Gem City, the independent record store based in Dayton, Ohio, marks an interesting development in the evolution of music retail. Read Ed Christman's column. Value Music's recent acquisition of Gem ...

  13. Retail Track

    May 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Value Music's recent acquisition of Gem City, the independent record store based in Dayton, Ohio, marks an interesting development in the evolution of music retail. Read Ed Christman's column. Value Music's recent acquisition of Gem ...

  14. Retail Track

    April 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT As it turns out, Trans World wasn't the only bidder for Musicland. Value Music put in a bid on nine of the Musicland stores. Read Ed Christman's column. As it turns out, Trans World wasn't the only bidder for Musicland. Value Music ...

  15. Retail Track

    April 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT As it turns out, Trans World wasn't the only bidder for Musicland. Value Music put in a bid on nine of the Musicland stores. Read Ed Christman's column. As it turns out, Trans World wasn't the only bidder for Musicland. Value Music ...

  16. Retail Track

    April 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT As it turns out, Trans World wasn't the only bidder for Musicland. Value Music put in a bid on nine of the Musicland stores. Read Ed Christman's column. As it turns out, Trans World wasn't the only bidder for Musicland. Value Music ...

  17. Retail Track

    April 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT As it turns out, Trans World wasn't the only bidder for Musicland. Value Music put in a bid on nine of the Musicland stores. Read Ed Christman's column. As it turns out, Trans World wasn't the only bidder for Musicland. Value Music ...