Latin Music Retailer Branches Out With Mini (4)

Music StoreThe retailer has been at the heart of speculation since August 2007 when the Virgin Entertainment Group North America was acquired by two real estate corporations – the Related Cos. and Vornado – in a joint venture.

Last June, a Vornado govt told Reuters that the store would shut down in the first quarter of 2009. The resolution to shut the shop seems associated to real property and the worth linked to the situation. That govt was quoted as saying that Virgin pays solely $54 per sq.-foot when the market lease within the space is about $seven-hundred a sq. foot.

Reported that this slogan was given delivery by a Monday night beer drinking occasion by the employees of the Chamber’s CVB at Headliner’s East (closed) in advance of their go to to the NYC New Music Seminar Convention in July 1986. Put one other means, the creation of The Live Music Capital of the World solely value a few pitchers of beer and not an expensive consultant PR agency!!!!

Popular social community Facebook final week additionally expanded its musical choices by way of a deal to combine Lala into its reward retailer. Google’s personal Youtube video site – already a significant discovery avenue for music – is individually partnering with Vivendi’s Universal Music Group and Sony Music to create Vevo, a music video service anticipated to launch December.

Behind the move is Sony’s determination to support Windows Media Audio DRM in its new line of Walkman digital music players, additionally introduced Thursday. The Connect service, and previous Sony portable gadgets, used a proprietary know-how known as ATRAC which never caught on. The new gadgets will now work with some other Windows Media-enabled digital music retailer, reminiscent of Wal-Mart and others.