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  1. Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift, Lionel Richie, Juanes Perform at Walmart Shareholder Meeting, 50th B-Day Bash

    June 01, 2012 12:27 PM EDT Retail giant Wal-Mart Stores turned portions of its annual shareholder meeting Friday into a music festival of sorts, with Justin Timberlake hosting the event and several musical performances. Adding musical star power to the corporate event were ...

  2. Live Nation, Wal-Mart Sign Ticketing Partnership

    February 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST Live Nation Entertainment chairman Irving Azoff said the company has entered into an agreement to partner with Wal-Mart to offer tickets at Wal-Mart stores in select markets across the U.S. His remarks came during a panel discussion at the NBA Tec ...

  3. Retailers: Chris Brown Album 'Overstocked'

    December 14, 2009 12:00 AM EST Chris Brown's rant that U.S. music retailers are boycotting his new album "Grafitti," appears to be unfounded. Brown took to his Twitter account - which is now inactive - over the weekend to complain about the fulfillment and displa ...

  4. No Thanksgiving Rest For Retailers In Sales Race

    November 26, 2009 12:00 AM EST Retailers from Wal-Mart Stores to Gap, RadioShack and Walgreens are opening their doors on Thursday as U.S. families celebrate Thanksgiving, aiming to capture early bird shoppers a day before the official start of holiday shopping on Black Friday. ...

  5. Green Day Takes Top Spot On Billboard 200

    May 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Green Day bows at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with "21st Century Breakdown," selling 215,000 in an abbreviated three-day sales week. The Reprise/Warner Bros. set saw an off-cycle release on Friday, May 15 in order to more closely align it ...

  6. Green Day's '21st Century Breakdown' Breaks In At No. 1

    May 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Green Day's "21st Century Breakdown" debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, giving the trio its second chart-topper . . . The album opens with 215,000 after just three days of release, as the set was issued Friday, May 15, but Nielse ...

  7. Magazine Distributors Clash With Publishers

    February 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST The parent companies of Anderson Merchandisers and Alliance Entertainment -- the two largest music industry wholesalers -- are caught up in a high stakes and high profile spitting contest with the biggest U.S. magazine publishers. In a move initia ...

  8. Holiday Sales Boost Amazon.com Results

    January 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST Amazon.com's success over the holiday sales period helped the online retailer achieve strong Q4 results in 2008, with net income up 9% on the previous year to $225 million for the period ending Dec. 31. The 2007 Q4 net income figure was $207 ...

  9. Best Buy Narrows Full-Year Profit Forecast

    January 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST Best Buy Co, the top consumer electronics retailer, narrowed its full-year profit forecast on Friday after posting a 6.5 percent drop in December same-store sales during the worst U.S. holiday shopping season in nearly 40 years. The retailer said ...

  10. Wal-Mart Reports Better-Than-Expected Profit

    November 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST Wal-Mart Stores reported better-than-expected quarterly profit on Thursday as shoppers seeking relief from deteriorating global economic conditions scoured its aisles for discounts on groceries and medicine. The world's biggest retailer repor ...

  11. Nas On Track For Fifth No. 1 Album Next Week

    July 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Nas' new Def Jam album may not have a title, but it will have a home at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. The veteran rapper is on course to notch his fifth topper on the big chart, as he leads Nielsen SoundScan's Friday Building chart with 11 ...

  12. World Tour To Follow New AC/DC Album?

    July 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT AC/DC will embark on a world tour before the end of the year in support of its next studio album, according to authoritative fan site Electric Shock. The album is likely to be titled "Black Ice" and will be released Oct. 28 in North Amer ...

  13. Report: New AC/DC Album To Be Wal-Mart Exclusive

    June 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT AC/DC's next studio album will be exclusively sold at Wal-Mart stores in the United States, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. The as-yet-untitled Columbia album, which, as previously reported , was produced by Brendan O'B ...

  14. R&B/Hip-Hop Briefs: Motown, Essence Festival, Wyclef

    May 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Brooklyn, NY-based Purpose Music Group has signed a digital distribution and marketing agreement with San Francisco-based InGrooves . The first Purpose digital release under the new pact will be Angela Johnson's "Let Me Know" feat ...

  15. Swift In Denim Deal

    May 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Country sensation Taylor Swift is partnering with Jones Apparel Group. The 18-year-old singer-songwriter will be the face of the L.e.i. back-to-school print, mobile and online advertising campaign, which will be called "This is L.e.i. Country ...

  16. Tim McGraw, Fritos Align For Chips Campaign

    April 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Not only will Fritos be the "official snack" of Tim McGraw's upcoming Live Your Voice trek , but the food company will also give the country artist his own chips flavor: the limited edition Tim McGraw Spicy Jalapeño Fritos. Beginnin ...

  17. Exclusive: A Zune Of Their Own

    October 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Wisin & Yandel, the reggaetón duo with an uncanny knack for delivering hit singles, will now become the first act to get its own customized Zune player, Billboard has learned. The limited-edition Wisin & Yandel Zune device will hit Wal-Mar ...

  18. Springsteen A Lock For Another No. 1 Album

    October 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen is a lock to add another No. 1 album to his resume, according to Nielsen SoundScan's Friday Building Chart, released Oct. 5. Unweighted sales through close of business Thursday saw "Magic" leading the next best sel ...

  19. Plugged & Unplugged

    August 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Plugged: Ahh, the dog days of August . . . the slow news cycle is both a blessing and a curse for journalists seeking compelling content to fill their pages. So it is in that context that we award Sirius’ deal with Sonos the "Plugged" aw ...

  20. MTV Tr3s Backs Mana

    June 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bilingual entertainment channel MTV Tr3s is sponsoring the second U.S. leg of Mexican rock band Maná's "Amar es Combatir" tour. The deal includes promos on air and on MTV's giant screen in Times Square, a dedicated Maná tour pa ...

  21. Amazon Launches Movie Download Service

    September 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Amazon.com on Thursday (Sept. 7) unveiled a widely anticipated Internet service offering movies and TV shows that can be downloaded to personal computers, moving it into a nascent and higher-margin bu Amazon.com on Thursday (Sept. 7) unveiled a wi ...

  22. Amazon Launches Movie Download Service

    September 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 'Unbox' went live Sept. 7. Amazon.com on Thursday (Sept. 7) unveiled a widely anticipated Internet service offering movies and TV shows that can be downloaded to personal computers, moving it into a nascent and higher-margin business. Th ...

  23. Q&A: David Porter

    August 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Since becoming VP and divisional merchandise manager for movies and music for the company's U.S. Wal-Mart Stores, Supercenters and Neighborhood Markets, David Porter has launched a series of initiativ Since becoming VP and divisional merchand ...

  24. Take-2 Stock Punished As 'GTA' Gets Adult Rating

    July 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Take-Two Interactive Software shares fell another 4.9% July 21, a day after the company said its hit game "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" has received an "adults only" rating, prompting the videogame (The Hollywood Reporter and ...

  25. Netflix Takes Over Wal-Mart DVD Rentals

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Wal-Mart Stores is handing off its online DVD rental business to Netflix, signaling the world's largest retailer couldn't beat the Internet upstart at its own game. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Wal-Mart Stores is handing off its online DVD rent ...

  26. CMT Joins Forces With Wal-Mart

    March 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Country Music Television has partnered with Wal-Mart Stores to jointly promote country music. Country Music Television has partnered with Wal-Mart Stores to jointly promote country music. The multifaceted partnership includes in-store promotion wi ...

  27. Wal-Mart Sued Over CD Stickering

    December 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Wal-Mart has been hit with a class action suit over its advertising, which promotes a policy of selling only those CDs that do not warrant parental advisory stickers because they do not contain explic Wal-Mart has been hit with a class action suit ...

  28. Wal-Mart Slams Doors on Carlin's Book

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Wal-Mart, the nation's largest retailer, is not selling George Carlin's best-selling new book, "When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops," because its cover makes fun of the "Last Supper," a spokesman for LOS ANGELES (Reu ...

  29. Wal-Mart Web Site Gets 'Idol' Exclusives

    June 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Tracks by Fantasia, DeGarmo cost 88 cents. Wal-Mart is exclusively selling new tracks from American Idol winner Fantasia and runner-up Diana DeGarmo through its walmart.com digital music service. Fantasia's "I Believe" is available ...

  30. Wal-Mart Web Site Gets 'Idol' Exclusives

    June 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Wal-Mart is exclusively selling new tracks from American Idol winner Fantasia and runner-up Diana DeGarmo through its walmart.com digital music service. Wal-Mart is exclusively selling new tracks from American Idol winner Fantasia and runner-up Di ...

  31. Film Studios Mum On ClearPlay Suit

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT It's still unclear if the Directors Guild of America (DGA) plans to sue hardware manufacturer RCA and retail giant Wal-Mart for making and selling a new ClearPlay-enabled DVD player. LOS ANGELES--It's still unclear if the Directors Guild ...

  32. CERTA Tackles Piracy This Week

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT WASHINGTON--Members of the newly-organized CERTA, the Coalition of Entertainment Retail Trade Associations, are meeting with members of Congress Tuesday (April 20) to drum up support to combat entert Virgin Artist Severs Ties On Contract Dispute B ...

  33. Wal-Mart, Liquid Link For Discount Download Store

    December 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST In a move that figures to spark price competition in the download space, Wal-Mart yesterday began selling tracks from its Web site for 88 cents apiece. The service--which launched with 200,000 songs-- In a move that figures to spark price competit ...

  34. Wal-Mart, Liquid Link For Discount Download Store

    December 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST In a move that figures to spark price competition in the download space, Wal-Mart yesterday began selling tracks from its Web site for 88 cents apiece. The service--which launched with 200,000 songs-- In a move that figures to spark price competit ...