Mega-Mergers Change Shape Of U.S. Music Retail

Christman, Ed
November 1998
Billboard;11/07/98, Vol. 110 Issue 45, p1
Trade Publication
Focuses on consolidation in the music industry as of November 7, 1998. Acquisition of Camelot Music by Trans World Entertainment Corp.; Wherehouse Entertainment Corp.'s acquisition of Blockbuster Music; Other mergers and acquisitions taking place in the industry; Industry executives' mixed reactions about the consolidations; Fear of labels and distributors that larger companies will use their buying clout to extract greater portions of cooperative advertising funds.


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