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New Michael Jackson Album Brings Potential for Large Posthumous Album Sales

Published on May 13, 2014

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NEW MICHAEL JACKSON ALBUM BRINGS POTENTIAL FOR LARGE POSTHUMOUS ALBUM SALES

Almost five years after his untimely death, a new Michael Jackson album, Xscape, will be released this month raising the question of whether or not this will generate the largest album sales of a posthumous release. Sony’s Epic label will release the eight album track on May 13 and will feature eight previously unheard Michael Jackson songs, originally recorded between 1983 and 1999.

One track “Love Never Felt So Good” was a demo Jackson recorded in 1983 that was re-mixed into a duet with current superstar Justin Timberlake. A deluxe edition of the album will also feature the original versions of each song.

Bauer College marketing professor Betsy Gelb is available to discuss how generational marketing can be used to ensure increased sales.

To schedule an interview, see Media Contact section to the right.

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HOUSTON LOOKS FOR ALTERNATIVES TO BOOST ECONOMY

For years, Houston’s economy has been solely dependent on the energy industry and its international oil and gas efforts to provide locals with jobs. However, newly revised data on Houston’s employment confirm that a slowdown in local job growth began in mid-2013.

The Institute for Regional Forecasting will reassess how dependent we are on upstream oil today as well as alternative industry prospects to drive Houston’s economy forward at its Spring Symposium (register here).

Bauer College’s Institute for Regional Forecasting Director Robert W. (Bill) Gilmer is available to discuss the Spring Symposium and future projections for Houston’s economy.

Event Details:

Date: Thursday, May, 22 2014

Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel (Imperial Ballroom)

1200 Louisiana

Houston, TX 77002

 

Read more at http://bauerticker.uh.edu/research/find-out-what-will-drive-houston-economy-at-may-22-irf-spring-symposium/

 

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TARGET CEO, CIO RESIGN AFTER CUSTOMER INFO BREACH

Target Chairman and CEO Gregg Steinhafel has resigned from his position after 35 years with the company, in the wake of the 2013 security breach when 40 million credit and debit card accounts were hacked. This is the second change in leadership as a result of the compromising situation, with CIO Beth Jacob resigned in early 2014.

Bauer College marketing professor Randy Webb is available to discuss how an organization deals with a loss of leadership and how to protect their customer base while transitioning in new leadership.

To schedule an interview, see Media Contact section to the right.