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  1. Billboard Latin Music Conference and Awards 2011: Ahead Of The Curve

    April 26, 2011 7:15 AM EDT Today, April 26, marks the beginning of the 22nd annual Billboard Latin Music Conference, presented by State Farm in association with AT&T. Following a successful foray in Puerto Rico, Latin music's largest, most influential event returns ...

  2. Best Buy Pushes For Sub-$10 Wholesale CD Pricing With As Rackjobber

    April 01, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Changes are afoot at Best Buy that could have significant ramifications for the retailer's relationship with record labels. The consumer electronics chain recently chose Walmart rackjobber Anderson Merchandisers to handle all music buying and ...

  3. Borders Files Chapter 11, To Close 200 Stores

    February 16, 2011 8:00 AM EST Borders Group is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization after a long struggle to stay afloat as the book and music businesses changed beneath its feet. The 40-year-old company plans to close about 30 percent of its stores, or about 200, o ...

  4. Chart Moves: Tumbling Down the 200; Plus Wiz Khalifa, Bob Marley, Dr. Dre, Chris Brown

    February 10, 2011 9:40 AM EST The Billboard 200: -- Amos Lee, Iron and Wine, Wisin & Yandel : Three acts that debuted in the top 10 last week all tumble by at least 25 positions this week -- Amos Lee's "Mission Bell" falls 1-26, Iron and Wine's "Ki ...

  5. Hastings' John Marmaduke To Be Honored At NARM Confab

    January 14, 2011 12:00 AM EST NARM is gearing up for its 2011 annual convention with the announcement that Hastings Entertainment chairman/CEO/president John Marmaduke will receive the trade group's Presidential Award for sustained executive achievement. The award will be ...

  6. Rap, Non-Traditional Retail Are Bright Spots in Glum 2010 Year-End Numbers

    January 06, 2011 12:00 AM EST While there was plenty of dispiriting news in Nielsen SoundScan's year-end numbers for 2010 , there were a couple of bright spots: For one, rap music made a big comeback last year, driven by the top-selling album of the year, Eminem's &q ...

  7. Sears Holdings Introduces Netflix-Like Service

    December 28, 2010 12:00 AM EST Retail giant Sears Holdings--parent of Sears and Kmart--has tossed its hat into the online video arena with the launch of a new Netflix-like service called Alphaline Entertainment. The service is powered by Sonic Solutions' RoxioNow platform ...

  8. Business Matters: BMG Wants EMI's Back Catalog More Than Its Publishing

    December 20, 2010 12:00 AM EST BMG Covets EMI Group's Back Catalog More Than Its Publishing -- BMG Rights Management is interested in EMI Group's recorded music back catalog rather than its publishing division, BMG Rights CEO Hartwig Masuch told MusicWeek . "Inte ...

  9. Business Matters: Best Buy Shares Sink After Disappointing Earnings Results

    December 14, 2010 12:00 AM EST Best Buy's Comp Store Revenue Drops -- U.S. retail sales fared well in November, but Americans aren't rushing to big screen TVs at big box retailers like they did last year. Best Buy's comp store revenue dropped 5% in the quarter en ...

  10. Mumford & Sons 'Over The Moon' At Double Grammy Nod

    December 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST British folk-rock act Mumford & Sons is celebrating its double Grammy nod. The band has recently returned from a tour in the U.S. where it has moved 428,000 copies of its debut "Sigh No More" according to Nielsen SoundScan. The band ...

  11. Chart Outlook: Susan Boyle’s ‘Gift’ Likely to Remain No. 1 Next Week

    November 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST Though a hefty number of blockbuster new albums reached the marketplace on Nov. 16, none of them look like they'll topple Susan Boyle's "The Gift" from No. 1 on the Billboard 200 next week. Industry prognosticators suggest that ...

  12. Five Reasons Why The Beatles' Arrival On iTunes Still Matters

    November 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST It's tempting to dismiss the Beatles' long-delayed arrival on iTunes as a non-event. After all, it's been more than seven years since iTunes began selling music. And EMI Music reissued the band's entire discography on CD barely ...

  13. BACKBEAT: Here's What You Missed on Day 2 of Billboard's Touring Conference and Awards

    November 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The 7th Annual Billboard Touring Conference & Awards , presented by ShowClix and in association with Music Networx, took place in NYC on November 3rd and 4th. Day 2 of the event featured even more informative panels, controversial discussions, ...

  14. Taylor Swift Sales Chain By Chain

    November 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music merchants were waiting for a chance to pounce on a proven seller, after a tough year where many albums have not lived up to expectations. In fact, its been two years since they had a million seller in one week, since Lil' Wayne did it b ...

  15. Sugarland Tops Kings of Leon on Billboard 200

    October 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Country duo Sugarland swoops in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with its third topper, "The Incredible Machine." The set sold 203,000 copies last week, according to Nielsen SoundScan, beating out the No. 2 arrival of Kings of ...

  16. Sugarland Tops Billboard 200 With Third No. 1 Album

    October 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Sugarland's "The Incredible Machine" arrives at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 203,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's country duo's third chart-topper . . . At No. 2, Kings of Leon's "Come Aro ...

  17. Sugarland, Kings of Leon Headed For Top of the Billboard 200

    October 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT It looks like Sugarland could be on its way to sweetening the top of the Billboard 200 albums chart next week with its third No. 1 album. Industry sources suggest the duo's new album, "The Incredible Machine," will sell perhaps 210, ...

  18. Apple Stock Hits All-Time High

    October 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple’s stock reached an all-time high of $301.96 on Wednesday. In late September it became the world’s second biggest company by market value. With a current market capitalization of $274 billion, Apple is second only to oil company Exxon Mobil’s ...

  19. Chart Moves: 'Glee,' Bruno Mars, Rihanna, Far East Movement

    September 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A quick look at the most notable jumps and drops on this week's Billboard 200 albums and Hot 100 singles charts. The Billboard 200 -- Zac Brown Band: The country group scores its first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 this week with "You ...

  20. Business Matters: Terra Firma, Citi, Best Buy, Fee For Radio and more

    September 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. Terra Firma, Citigroup Head To Court Next Month -- On Tuesday a New York judge ruled that Terra Firma's lawsuit against Citigroup will go to trial next month. The court will hear only two of ...

  21. 'Thalia En Primera Fila' Deluxe Edition To Be Released Sept. 28

    August 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music Latin is planning to release a deluxe edition of "Thalia En Primera Fila," the live recording by the Mexican pop star, on Sept. 28. The deluxe CD/DVD edition, the label's only deluxe release between now and the end of the ...

  22. Ozomatli, Taboo Raise 'Voces Unidas' Against SB 1070

    July 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Days before Rage Against the Machine’s Zack de la Rocha joined Conor Oberst to announce a July 23 concert to support the fight against Arizona’s new immigration enforcement law, a Latin music concert protesting the same law drew several thousand p ...

  23. Eminem Still Tops On Billboard 200, Korn And Newsboys Arrive High

    July 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Eminem holds at No. 1 for a fourth week on the Billboard 200 with "Recovery," marking the longest streak atop the list since Susan Boyle's "I Dreamed a Dream" wrapped a six-week run at No. 1 on the Jan. 16 chart . . . Korn ...

  24. Wal-Mart Still Selling Miley Cyrus Cadmium Jewelry

    May 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Jewelry from two entire lines being sold exclusively at Walmart stores nationwide, including bracelets and necklaces branded by Miley Cyrus, contains high levels of the toxic metal cadmium, according to an Associated Press investigation. Testing o ...

  25. Q1 2010: Digital Drops, Non-Traditional Sector Rises

    April 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT With the first quarter of 2010 now completed, the good news for the U.S. music industry is the slowing decline of album sales. And another observation is the emergence of the non-traditional sector as the largest U.S. retail channel, displacing th ...

  26. Univision Plans Upfront Showcase In N.Y.

    April 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT After skipping a big New York showcase event during last year's upfront season, Univision will return to that format this year, the network confirmed today. Separately, budding Spanish-language network Estrella TV said it would put on its fir ...

  27. Nashville Labels Line Up EP Push

    March 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Following in the footsteps of Blake Shelton’s six-song EP, more country artists are planning EP releases in 2010. In a post at CMT.com , Chet Flippo listed some upcoming EPs from a variety of labels: the Band Perry (Republic Nashville), Steel Magn ...

  28. Analysis: How Hard Is It To Find Legal Music?

    March 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST Consumer Focus, a UK statutory organization that acts as a consumer advocate, wants the record industry to do a better job promoting legal alternatives. Research by the group found that four in ten Great Britons are unable to name a single online ...

  29. Forrester Analyst Talks Access Models, Predicts Content Providers Will Get Squeezed

    March 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST During his presentation at paidContent2010 , Forrester analyst James McQuivey predicted access models would flourish but content providers will get squeezed during the process. Since the music industry is getting desperate to find a workable acces ...

  30. Business Matters: CMA, Country Music Market Research, 'American Idol,' FCC Chairman

    February 26, 2010 12:00 AM EST -- The Country Music Association (CMA) has released follow-up findings from the market research study it conducted in 2008. A few highlights: Country fans dropped slightly to 37% in 2009 from 39% in 2008; 40% of fans feel better about country musi ...

  31. @MIDEM: Brands Reveal Music Strategies

    January 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST Brands were the focus for several of the panels at the MIDEM music conference in Cannes, with executives from Converse, NASCAR, Carhartt and PepsiCo revealing details of their music strategies. Sonic branding agency Banshee Music, based in Wiscons ...

  32. Clear Channel Radio Launches Ad System

    January 14, 2010 12:00 AM EST Clear Channel Radio is rolling out a proprietary system that allows advertisers to more precisely place units against programming content or other ads. Three advertisers -- Visa, Geico and Walmart -- have tested the technology, which works much li ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. Shake-Up On Hot 100 As Miley And Jay-Z Make Noise

    August 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Two records break and Miley Cyrus and Jay-Z make noise on the Billboard Hot 100 this week. As reported yesterday, the Black Eyed Peas break the record for the longest No. 1 stay for an act on the chart, with current chart topper "I Gotta Feel ...

  35. Kiss Makes 'Sonic Boom' Set A Wal-Mart Exclusive

    August 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The self-proclaimed "hottest band in the land" is following the hottest trend in classic rock. Like Journey ("Revelation") and Foreigner ("Can't Slow Down") before it, Kiss' new "Sonic Boom" is a t ...

  36. The Monetization of Mimi: Mariah CD To Have Ads

    August 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT As music sales continue to drop like they’re not so hot throughout the industry, Island Def Jam Music Group is jamming on a new business model: integrating brands into artists’ CD booklets. The first deal, created for the Mariah Carey release Memo ...

  37. Miley Cyrus Plans 2009 Tour With Paperless Ticketing

    June 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Miley Cyrus, riding high on the success of her "Hannah Montana" film and soundtrack, has announced plans for a 45-date North American tour this fall. The tour, which features Metro Station as opening act, kicks off September 14 in Portla ...

  38. iTunes To Roll Out Indie Exclusives

    March 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST The recently launched iTunes "Indie Spotlight" store will kick off a series of exclusives later today, Billboard.biz has learned. The exclusives will start with a pre-release of new Crystal Antlers album "Tentacles" (Touch and ...

  39. WalMart Goes Mobile

    November 30, 2007 12:00 AM EST WalMart is getting into the mobile content business. According to Mobile Entertainment Magazine , the retail giant has launched a new WAP portal that will sell ringtones, images, games and more. Content aggregator PlayPhone is behind the portal, p ...

  40. Kanye Retains Big Lead Over 50 In Debut Week Sales

    September 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West has increased his lead over 50 Cent in the much scrutinized battle between the rap stars, according the Friday edition of Nielsen SoundScan's Building Charts. Un-weighted sales from eight leading accounts through close of business ...

  41. West Well Ahead Of 50 Cent After First-Day Sales

    September 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West looks to top next week's The Billboard 200 chart, according to results that will be posted later today on Nielsen SoundScan's new Building Charts feature. All eyes are on the Sept. 11 album schedule, with anticipated new relea ...

  42. Asda Goes Green With Universal

    June 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Catalogue is launching its environmentally-friendly Ecopac CD cases in the United Kingdom with Walmart-owned U.K. mass merchant ASDA. The initiative initially sees 42 titles from Universal's existing "20th Century Masters ...

  43. Woolworths To Supply U.K. Retailer Asda With CDs, DVDs

    May 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Entertainment UK (EUK), the entertainment wholesale subsidiary of British retailer Woolworths Group plc, has struck an agreement in principle to supply entertainment products to the Asda supermarket chain. Through the deal, unveiled today, EUK wil ...

  44. Pricing Debated At Billboard Latin Music Conf

    April 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT CD cost a bigger issue than downloading. The price of the CD and how Apple's iTunes store have affected the perceived value of music inspired a passionate discussion today (April 25) at the Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards in Mia ...

  45. Latin Execs Debate CD Pricing

    April 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The price of the CD and how Apple's iTunes store have affected the perceived value of music inspired a passionate discussion today (April 25) at the Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards in Mi The price of the CD and how Apple ...

  46. 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 ...

  47. 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 ...

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