November 14, 2013

A Decade of Debuts

SMG logo

(from Billboard Magazine, November 16, 2013)  During forty years of service, Spectator Management Group (SMG) has set the standards for developing, managing, and marketing live events.  This worldwide entertainment and convention center management company has opened or renovated more than 20 facilities in three countries:  the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.  Spectator Management Group’s […]

October 31, 2013

Hollywood’s Go-To-Label: How Republic Reignited the Soundtrack Market

Republic Records

(from Billboard Magazine, November 2, 2013)  Since the release and success of “The Hunger Games,” “Les Misérables,” and “The Voice,” Republic Records has been actively working towards making a niche in Hollywood’s soundtrack industry.  “It’s our goal to be known in Hollywood as the go-to music company,” states Charlie Walk, executive Vice President for Republic […]

September 19, 2013

Vinyl’s New Groove

A vinyl bin in a Newbury Comic store.

(from Billboard Magazine, September 21, 2013) Vinyl sales have grown from 1.9 million in 2009 to approximately 4.6 million in the last year. With the recent growth in vinyl album sales, merchants are looking to get in the business of vinyl; companies such as Target and Whole Foods are testing the waters by putting displays […]