Virgin Entertainment Group

  1. This Week in Music History: Bing Crosby Got Runover By A Grandma; Virgin Megastore's 10-Year Plan

    December 19, 2011 12:13 PM EST : Bing Crosby Got Run Over By A Grandma Billboard, Dec. 21, 1985, page 57 Which holiday favorite tops the Billboard Christmas singles chart in the Dec. 19, 1985 issue? In a shocking turn of events, it isn't Bing Crosby's traditional ...

  2. Virgin To Exit Manhattan's Union Square?

    December 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Virgin Megastore’s space in Manhattan’s Union Square is being offered by a real estate broker for 2009 availability. According to retail sources, New York-based Winick Realty is shopping the space and has sent out packages highlighting its fea ...

  3. Publishers File Suit Against Digital Services

    May 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Apple, Napster, RealNetworks among those named. A small group of independent music publishers filed a class action lawsuit May 16 against major online music services for failing to secure licenses to sell downloads. The copyright infringement suit ...

  4. Virgin To Close Three Stores

    April 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT South Miami, Dallas, Boston locations scheduled to shutter. The Virgin Entertainment Group is shuttering three of its U.S. stores in South Miami, Dallas, both which will be closed this summer, and Boston, which is scheduled to shutter June 2007. V ...

  5. Gallant Out At HMV U.K.

    January 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Steve Gallant, product director and board member at leading music merchant HMV U.K. & Ireland, has exited amid ongoing restructuring at the company. His unexpected departure, with immediate effect Steve Gallant, product director and board ...

  6. Gallant Out At HMV U.K.

    January 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Steve Gallant, product director and board member at leading music merchant HMV U.K. & Ireland, has exited amid ongoing restructuring at the company. His unexpected departure, with immediate effect Steve Gallant, product director and board ...

  7. Virgin Exits Canada

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Vancouver Megastore will re-open as HMV. Virgin Entertainment Group has decided to withdraw from the Canadian marketplace to enable resources to be fully focused on its retail business in the United States. As a result, Virgin’s sole Canadian Virg ...

  8. Retail Track

    June 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Virgin Entertainment Group is set to begin refurbishing its store in New York's Times Square, and it will close its Burbank, Calif., store. In addition, it is finally switching to centralized buying f Virgin Entertainment Group is set to begi ...

  9. Retail Track

    June 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Virgin Entertainment Group is set to begin refurbishing its store in New York's Times Square, and it will close its Burbank, Calif., store. In addition, it is finally switching to centralized buying f Virgin Entertainment Group is set to begi ...

  10. Retail Track

    June 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Virgin Entertainment Group is set to begin refurbishing its store in New York's Times Square, and it will close its Burbank, Calif., store. In addition, it is finally switching to centralized buying f Virgin Entertainment Group is set to begi ...

  11. VEG Plans West Coast Flagship

    February 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Virgin Entertainment Group has revealed plans to open its West Coast flagship store in Hollywood, Calif., just a few days after the roof collapsed on the company's Burbank location. Virgin Entertainment Group has revealed plans to open its We ...

  12. Cake The Icing On Virgin College Tour

    January 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST The second annual Virgin College Mega Tour will feature Cake as the headliner, with support from Brit-rock quintent Gomez, Billboard.biz has learned. The second annual Virgin College Mega Tour will feature Cake as the headliner, with support from ...

  13. Cake The Icing On Virgin College Tour

    January 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Details to be unveiled Jan. 31. The second annual Virgin College Mega Tour will feature Cake as the headliner, with support from Brit-rock quintent Gomez, Billboard.biz has learned. Presented by Dentyne Fire & Dentyne Ice, the 20-market tour a ...

  14. The Beat

    January 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Virgin Entertainment Group aids tsunami relief efforts by featuring live acts in its 20 North American stores. Read Melinda Newman's column. Virgin Entertainment Group aids tsunami relief efforts by featuring live acts in its 20 North America ...

  15. The Beat

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Virgin Entertainment Group aids tsunami relief efforts by featuring live acts in its 20 North American stores. Read Melinda Newman's column. Virgin Entertainment Group aids tsunami relief efforts by featuring live acts in its 20 North America ...

  16. Virgin To Host Tsunami Relief Concert

    January 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST North American event to take place in 20 stores. On Jan. 20, Virgin Entertainment Group's Virgin Megastores will host 100 Acts of Support: The Concerts for Tsunami Relief. The retail chain's goal is to feature at least five acts in each ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. Australia's Brazin Brings Virgin To Myer

    July 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Australian retailer Brazin Ltd today (Tuesday) has struck a deal to rebrand the CD and DVD departments of 67-store retail chain Myer with the Virgin brand. It is part of a three-year pact between Braz Australian retailer Brazin Ltd today (Tuesday) ...

  19. Australia's Brazin Brings Virgin To Myer

    July 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Australian retailer Brazin Ltd today (Tuesday) has struck a deal to rebrand the CD and DVD departments of 67-store retail chain Myer with the Virgin brand. It is part of a three-year pact between Braz Australian retailer Brazin Ltd today (Tuesday) ...

  20. Virgin Retail Formalizes Centralized Distribution Deal

    May 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT London-based music and home entertainment merchant Virgin Retail has formalized a centralized stock management deal for its stores in the United Kingdom and Ireland. London-based music and home entertainment merchant Virgin Retail has formalized a ...

  21. Virgin Retail Formalizes Centralized Distribution Deal

    May 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT London-based music and home entertainment merchant Virgin Retail has formalized a centralized stock management deal for its stores in the United Kingdom and Ireland. London-based music and home entertainment merchant Virgin Retail has formalized a ...

  22. Virgin Retail Formalizes Centralized Distribution Deal

    May 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT London-based music and home entertainment merchant Virgin Retail has formalized a centralized stock management deal for its stores in the United Kingdom and Ireland. London-based music and home entertainment merchant Virgin Retail has formalized a ...

  23. VEG To Shutter Long Island Store

    April 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Virgin Entertainment Group (VEG) North America is closing its Long Island location in Westbury, N.Y. This marks the company's second closure this year. In March, VEG said it would shutter its Columbus Virgin Entertainment Group (VEG) North Am ...

  24. MusicNet To Open U.K. Office

    April 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST MusicNet is opening an office in the United Kingdom, with an eye toward international expansion. The digital-music service is moving Mark Mooradian, senior director of strategic planning and business MusicNet is opening an office in the United Kin ...

  25. MusicNet To Open U.K. Office

    April 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST MusicNet is opening an office in the United Kingdom, with an eye toward international expansion. The digital-music service is moving Mark Mooradian, senior director of strategic planning and business MusicNet is opening an office in the United Kin ...

  26. VEG Revamps North American Buying Staff

    March 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST Santa Monica, Calif.-based Virgin Entertainment Group (VEG) North America is restructuring its senior buying staff. Santa Monica, Calif.-based Virgin Entertainment Group (VEG) North America is restructuring its senior buying staff. Steve Winningha ...

  27. Virgin, Fox Studio Drop Lawsuit, Settle Dispute Over Bill Payments

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Twentieth Century Fox and Virgin Entertainment Group have settled a legal dispute over alleged bill non-payment. NEW YORK--Twentieth Century Fox and Virgin Entertainment Group have settled a legal dispute over alleged bill non-payment. The move ca ...

  28. Virgin Pacts With MusicNet For Download Service

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Virgin Group has signed an agreement with MusicNet to help operate a digital download store and subscription music club for its Virgin Digital unit. The global service will allow consumers to eit The Virgin Group has signed an agreement with M ...

  29. Virgin Pacts With MusicNet For Download Service

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Virgin Group has signed an agreement with MusicNet to help operate a digital-download store and subscription music club for its Virgin Digital unit. The global service will allow consumers to purc The Virgin Group has signed an agreement with ...

  30. Virgin Pacts With MusicNet For Download Service

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Virgin Group has signed an agreement with MusicNet to help operate a digital download store and subscription music club for its Virgin Digital unit. The global service will allow consumers to eit The Virgin Group has signed an agreement with M ...

  31. E.U. Set To Act On New Rules To Halt Piracy

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST The European Union is expected to agree to new rules this week that will clamp down on movie and music pirates following a long legislative battle, according to the E.U. sources last Friday. <br clea Virgin, Fox Studio Drop Lawsuit, Settle Disp ...

  32. Virgin North America Names CFO

    January 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST Virgin Entertainment Group (VEG) North America has named Ravi Ahuja as CFO, replacing Jeff Moxie, who has left the company. Virgin Entertainment Group (VEG) North America has named Ravi Ahuja as CFO, replacing Jeff Moxie, who has left the company. ...

  33. Gera, IFPI Look To Woo Consumers Back To Stores

    January 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST For the first time, leading European retailers and international labels have mapped out a cooperative work program aimed at enticing customers back into record stores. For the first time, leading European retailers and international labels have ma ...

  34. Gera, IFPI Look To Woo Consumers Back To Stores

    January 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST For the first time, leading European retailers and international labels have mapped out a cooperative work program aimed at enticing customers back into record stores. For the first time, leading European retailers and international labels have ma ...

  35. Retail Track

    January 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST Virgin Entertainment Group has ended its boycott of the JumpStart program and will now do business with Universal Music &amp; Video Distribution again. Virgin Entertainment Group has ended its boycott of the JumpStart program and will now do b ...

  36. Retail Track

    January 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST Virgin Entertainment Group has ended its boycott of the JumpStart program and will now do business with Universal Music &amp; Video Distribution again. Virgin Entertainment Group has ended its boycott of the JumpStart program and will now do b ...

  37. Retail Track

    January 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST Virgin Entertainment Group has ended its boycott of the JumpStart program and will now do business with Universal Music &amp; Video Distribution again. Virgin Entertainment Group has ended its boycott of the JumpStart program and will now do b ...

  38. Virgin Finally Gets JumpStart

    January 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST The 24-unit Virgin Entertainment Group (VEG) chain has ended its holdout against the JumpStart program and will begin doing business again with Universal Music &amp; Video Distribution (UMVD), sources The 24-unit Virgin Entertainment Group (VE ...

  39. Retail Track: VEG Renews, Expands Its Credit Facility

    December 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Hey! I'm just back from two weeks of vacation, so I have some housecleaning to do. The Virgin Entertainment Group has renewed and expanded its revolving credit facility with Fleet Retail Finance, sour Hey! I'm just back from two weeks of ...

  40. Retail Track: VEG Renews, Expands Its Credit Facility

    December 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Hey! I'm just back from two weeks of vacation, so I have some housecleaning to do. The Virgin Entertainment Group has renewed and expanded its revolving credit facility with Fleet Retail Finance, sour Hey! I'm just back from two weeks of ...

  41. Retail Track: VEG Renews, Expands Its Credit Facility

    December 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Hey! I'm just back from two weeks of vacation, so I have some housecleaning to do. The Virgin Entertainment Group has renewed and expanded its revolving credit facility with Fleet Retail Finance, sour Hey! I'm just back from two weeks of ...