British collecting society Phonographic Performance Ltd (PPL) has elevated Dominic McGonigal to the new role of director, government relations. Effective immediately, McGonigal assumes responsibility for the London-based society's government lobbying activities.
Best Buy will be offering yet another DVD exclusive. In a deal with MGM Home Entertainment, the mass merchant will exclusively sell a dozen "Midnite Movies" double-feature titles. The line will be in stores Aug. 24.
Finnish hard rock quintet Nightwish, which topped European Top 100 Albums two weeks ago with its fifth album "Once" (Spinefarm/ Nuclear Blast), returns to No. 1 on the pan-European survey. "Once" holds at No. 2 in Germany and No. 4 in Switzerland.
Clear Channel Entertainment (CCE) will be aggressively entering the DVD market this year. Upcoming projects include a documentary about military aviation group the Blue Angels, expected in the fourth quarter. An eight-title DVD deal involving Broadway shows is currently being negotiated.