On Las Vegas Headliners CD Series
the Las Vegas Sun newspaper:
CDs featuring vintage Las Vegas headliners performing live
at local resorts will be featured on specialty racks at 42
percent of the nation's music outlets, according to a report
presented to the Las Vegas Centennial Celebration Committee
Boughton, EMI Music vice president of development and financing,
told the 35-member committee comprised of city officials and
other community leaders that 300,000 to 400,000 of the CDs
are expected to be sold nationwide via record store and radio
said after the meeting that the remaining 58 percent of the
nation's music stores would not provide special racks for
the the live recordings featuring Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra,
Dean Martin, Wayne Newton and others, but would carry the
CDs in their alphabetical bins.
told the committee that among the stores that have committed
to giving the centennial CDs preferential placement is Best
Buy, which controls about 20 percent of the music retail market
through its 650 stores.
that will give the CDs special space are Musicland, Borders,
Tower and Virgin record stores, he said. EMI has paid centennial
officials $20,000 for the rights to market the CDs under a
special Las Vegas Centennial Records label.
money is earmarked toward offsetting costs for putting on
the Helldorado Days parade and Western-themed celebration
in May in conjunction with the city's 100th birthday May 15.
Source: For Elvis CD Collectors Only messageboard, 16 Feb