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Music Business Convention a Huge Success for Commerce and Content Executives

17 May, 2011, 11:44 am

NARM welcomed 1,000 attendees representing more than 300 companies and organizations to its 53rd Annual Convention last week in Los Angeles at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel. For a complete recap, click the headlines above.

NARM Announces Product Metadata Platform Initiative

12 May, 2011, 12:43 pm

Bill Wilson, NARM’s VP, Digital Strategy and Business Development, announced that the NARM Digital Supply Chain & Operations working group has begun a Product Metadata Platform project. This is an update to NARM’s existing retailer database to include digital product data, along with additional functionality and flexibility that will make music commerce more fluid.

NARM President Addresses Attendees At Opening Session At NARM 2011

11 May, 2011, 12:20 pm

NARM President Jim Donio delivered his annual President's Address during the Opening Session on Day 3 of NARM 2011. The speech outlined changes in the industry since 1990 - the last time the NARM confab was held in LA – and presented an overview of NARM initiatives for the 2010-2011 association year.
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Smartphones' Rise Spurs New Growth In Mobile Music, But Payment Could Be A Problem

25 May, 2011, 11:40 am

According to a report from The NPD Group, a steady increase in smartphone purchases, combined with the growing options for mobile music, helped fuel an increase in the number of active mobile-music consumers by almost 9M in 2010. Year- over-year mobile music listening increased from 12% of U.S. Web users in 2009 to 17% in 2010. In fact the ability to stream, download, or listen to music is the second most-used utility for Apple iPhones and Android phones, behind downloading apps and ahead of sending photos.

Social Networks Appealing To Affluents

25 May, 2011, 11:32 am

According to an Affluence Collaborative survey by EMarketer, wealthy internet users connect with brands on social networks for significantly different reasons than the general population. The social networks they use to do so are different, too.
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