Tag Archives: NARM

NARM Metal Meetup Is One Week From Today

Posted by on May 4, 2011

If you’re in the Los Angeles area and have any desire to learn about the business and retail side of the metal music industry, you’re going to want to attend the Metal Meetup, taking place at the 2011 NARM Convention on Wednesday May 11 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles. Metal Insider […]

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Metal Insider To Sponsor NARM’s Metal Meetup In L.A.

Posted by on April 27, 2011

Last year, Metal Insider was proud to be a sponsor of NARM’s Metal MeetupĀ at their 2010 convention in Chicago. We’ll be back again at this year’s convention, which is taking place in Los Angeles from May 9-12 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. NARM (which stands for the National Association of Retailers and Merchants) is […]

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Metal Insider Heading To Austin

Posted by on February 24, 2011

Metal Insider is proud to announce our involvement in the first annual South by South Death, an event taking place at this year’s SXSW festival in Austin TX on Friday, Match 18th. The event, which is also being presented by MetalSucks, NARM, and Roxwel.com, will take place from 2pm t0 6pm at Headhunters. It will […]

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NARM 2010: The Record Industry Decline Continues

Posted by on May 17, 2010

Going hand in hand with Bram’s recent article over the state of music industry are the startling statistics that have come out of this weekend’s NARM convention. Digital Music News is reporting that on top of the staggering statistics revealed was the fact that a total of 98,000 albums were released in 2009. Of these […]

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Win A Pass To NARM’s “Metal Meet-up!”

Posted by on May 10, 2010

This weekend will be NARM’s (National Association of Recording Merchandisers) annual convention in Chicago. Why should you care? Well, for the first time, they’re having a “Metal Meet-up” on Sunday, May 16. This will be an interesting roundtable discussion, moderated by Metal Blade’s Brian Slagel, about the past, present and future of metal. Another reason […]

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NARM Gets Metal: Bill Wilson On Convention’s First “Metal Meetup”

Posted by on April 30, 2010

NARM (or the National Association of Recording Merchandisers) is an association for music industry professionals that’s been around for more than 50 years. Their annual convention is taking place this year in Chicago from May 14-16. What’s that have to do with metal? Well for the first time, they’re having a “Metal Meetup,” which will […]

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SoundScan Reclassifies Numerous Indie Retailers

Posted by on January 12, 2010

SoundScan has announced the reclassification of 21 small retail chains and their 213 locations to count their sales alongside indie retailers. Previously these chains, like New England’s famous Newbury Comics, were considered large enough to be lumped in with megachains like Best Buy and FYE. Retail spokespeople like NARM President Jim Donio are pleased with […]

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Is This The Last NARM?

Posted by on June 5, 2009

This weekend, many major music and record retailers will converge on San Diego for the NARM (National Association of Recorded Merchandisers) convention. The annual gathering is where a variety of music-related companies showcase their latest products with artists playing their new signature instruments and spotlighting the latest in techonological advances in the industry. There are […]

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“Green” Packaging Not As Simple As It Sounds

Posted by on May 5, 2009

Hypebot has an interesting report on the trend in music packaging moving away from plastic and towards post-consumer recycled cardboard and paper. The story follows a hefty joint study by the RIAA and the National Association of Recording Merchandisers (NARM) on the environmental and toxicological effects of various packaging options: Think moving from less plastic […]

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