Retail Sales and Prices Increased in August as the Industry Recovers – Footwear News

Consumer activity saw a lift in August, thanks to a strong back-to-school shopping season and end-of-summer travel. Retail sales were $618.7 billion in August, marking a 0.7% jump from July, according to a monthly report from the U.S. Census Bureau. Sales were up 15.1% compared to August 2020, with clothing and accessories sales up 38.8% … Read more

Richard Branson’s Virgin Voyages starts U.S. cruises as the industry bounces back.

Virgin Voyages, a joint venture between Bain Capital and Richard Branson’s Virgin Group, made its United States debut this week, more than a year later than scheduled. Ryan Cotton, the head of the consumer and retail group at Bain, spoke with the DealBook newsletter about the venture and the prospects for the cruise industry, which … Read more

Barbie Launches Music Producer Dolls to “Highlight the Gender Gap in the Industry”

With women making up less than 3% of music producer, Barbie has parnered with MTV, Ester Dean & Girls Make Beats to inspire and empower. Music Producer Barbie has arrived in 2021, not a moment too soon. Mattel just announced Music Producer as Barbie’s Career of the Year as part of its Dream Gap Project. The ongoing … Read more

The Power of TikTok and Disrupting the Music Industry

It’s no secret that TikTok has taken the world by storm, and because of its many interactive users, Tiktok is the essential app connecting Gen Z. It has even sparked tangible political protests, for example, the TikTok users who reserved thousands of seats at President Trump’s Tulsa, Oklahoma rally to provoke a smaller turnout. Beyond … Read more

All-Parties Town Hall Addresses Audiovisual Industry — BC Alliance for Arts + Culture

On September 8, the Directors Guild of Canada hosted a virtual town hall where candidates from the five major national parties addressed the future of the audiovisual industry — television, music, radio, streaming and more. In attendance at the event, moderated by Trina McQueen of York University and Patrick White of UQAM Media School, were … Read more

Nancy Sexton, Owner of The Muse Rooms, Talks About the Italian Music Industry and How Her Business Endured the Pandemic

There are not many clues in the early career of Nancy Sexton, founder of The Muse Rooms co-working and creative spaces in Los Angeles, that she would end up in the co-working business. She grew up in a small Ohio community (many of her neighbors were Amish, but she neither was nor is) and her … Read more

Jennifer Aniston wishes her next love is ‘not necessarily somebody in the industry’

Jennifer Aniston is hoping the next person she gets involved with doesn’t do what she does. Promoting her show’s new season, The Morning Show star talked to People TV about romance and whether relationships between non-celebs and celebs could work. “Absolutely. I mean, it’s happened,” Aniston said of dating a non-celeb. Jennifer Aniston talks to … Read more

Join Eater Wine Club: A Monthly Wine Subscription Selected by Restaurant Industry Pros

One of the things we love most about food is wine. Specifically, the wine you get to drink while dining out at your favorite restaurant, be it your go-to local joint or the fanciest place in town. This is wine selected by someone who knows what they’re doing — a professional who understands how to … Read more