Virgin Recommends at Coachella

April 28, 2008 at 7:55 pm (Uncategorized) (, , )

We had a great weekend at the Coachella festival! Fantastic performances, perfect weather and Prince on stage – it couldn’t have gone any better. The signings inside our Virgin Mega Tent were really fun as well. A first for me, as Les Savy Fav actually allowed their fans to pose and take some fairly creative photos with them. Crowds packed our tent for Gogol Bord performance — her and her back up dancers have energy to spare! Truly a great show. Hope you were able to make it out to the desert. As always, Coachella definitely delivered once again.



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March Madness With Mariah

April 18, 2008 at 10:12 pm (Uncategorized)

So our Mariah Midnight Release Parties on Monday night turned out to be a huge success at several of the Virgin Megastores. Mimi-fans showed up in droves at our Hollywood, San Fran, Orange and Union Square store in NYC. The parties were part of an early celebration for the midnight release of Mariah’s new album E=MC2. It was like a mini nightclub all dedicated to Mariah — with our in-store DJs spinning Mariah’s greatest hits and leading trivia games and even doing Mariah Carey-OKE in our New York City store. I knew Ms. Carey had some hard-core fans, but I never imaged the lengths some go to prove their adoration. We awarded one gentlemen (see photo below) as Mariah’s Biggest Fan…check out his tattoo! It felt like a mini-New Year’s Eve celebration as we counted down to midnight as that was when we could officially open the tills and start selling her CD. And speaking of Mariah — not sure if you caught American Idol this week – but she was the guest judge. All of the contestants sang, or at least tried to sing, one of her songs. My personal favorite was David Cook – check him out here singing Mariah’s “Always Be My Baby.”


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April 15, 2008 at 10:00 pm (Upcoming Events) (, , , )

Just a quick announcement as we just confirmed that Prince will be performing at this year’s Coachella Festival in Indio, CA on Saturday April 26th. I’m sure tickets will be going fast – which are available at TicketMaster. Also we’ll be setting up the Virgin Mega Artist signing tent at the fest – where several of the performing artists will do signings before and after their concerts. Make sure you stop by our tent and pick up a copy of your favorite Coachella artist and then stick around to have it signed!

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April 9, 2008 at 10:33 pm (Times Square Store) (, , , )

In doing some research for this year’s Comic-Con NY I came across this Singapore Superhero – Batman Bin Suparman. In Singapore, English is the most widely used language and all names
are translated to English when their birth certificate is issued. It appears this young man was blessed with being named after two superheros: Batman and Superman. Don’t you wish you had
thought of it? Speaking of Superheros Virgin is fired up about hosting Marvel Comic’s Spiderman co-creator, Stan Lee. (Now he would be proud of Batman Bin Suparman, don’t you think?) Anyway
as part of this year’s Comic-Con NY we’re pleased to kick off the event with a reception and ceremony at our Times Square Megastore honoring Mr. Lee. Lee is best known for his creative masterpieces
The Hulk, The Fantastic Four, X-Men, Iron Man and Captain America and is being presented with the New York Comic Legend Award at 8 PM at the Virgin Megastore Times Square. We expect quite a turnout so
make sure to pick up your tickets early at Comic-Con NY will be held at the Jacob Javits Center April 18-20th. If you go…let me know if you run into Batman Bin Suparman.


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April 4, 2008 at 10:53 pm (In Store Events, Union Square Megastore) (, , , )

It was a mini-reunion for the staff at our Union Square Megastore in
New York City and artist Moby as he returned to our store to help
launch his latest CD “Last Night.” He had a great in-store event at
our location when he released his album “Play” so we were eager to
host him once again. He arrived to a store of his fans! We had
several customers who bought a copy of his album to have him sign
it. Great guy – even took the time to pose for pictures with all
who turned up! Street date sales of his album were fantastic —
definitely something you should check out. My personal fav on the
album is “Disco Lies.”
Happy listening!


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April 4, 2008 at 1:25 am (Uncategorized) (, , , )

As some of you might have already known Wrestlemania XXIV took place in Orlando, Florida last weekend. We were able to secure two huge WWE artist’s in support of the event which had a great fan turnout!
On Thursday, Chris Jericho, the world famous WWE champion and lead singer of the band “Fozzy” arrived to greet over 500+ fans who had lined up outside our door all day. Chris signed memoribilia and was kind enough to take photos with our customers. He signed copies of his album “Fozzy”, his autobiography “A Lion’s Tale”, as well as copies of “WWE, The Music Volume 8/ Greatest Hits.” Customers also stocked up on his action figures, WWE t-shirts and WWE DVD’s. This event was even more successful than last year’s event and we have to thank Chris as he really took the time to meet and chat with his fans.



Wrestlemania continued on Saturday as we hosted Dave Batista , the world famous WWE wrestler known as “The Animal” who also stopped by our Orlando store to greet 600+ fans and to sign copies of his book “Batista Unleashed”. We’ve already received great feedback from the WWE organizers on how well this event was put together. A huge thank you goes out to our Orlando team and to Simon & Schuster for bringing us these great events! For a little more on the event, click the video link below!




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