British retailer HMV rescued by Canadian chain Sunrise Records
UK retailer HMV lives to fight another day (again) after the chain was acquired by Canadian retailer Sunrise Records. The deal will see 100 of HMV’s stores remain open (although not its famous Oxford Street outlet). 27...
February 6, 2019
HMV getting back into e-commerce – but for physical music
British retailer HMV is relaunching a full e-commerce website, although for now it will focus on selling CDs rather than digital downloads. “People are switching from downloads to streaming music, so digital is eating digital...
May 19, 2015
Music Ally Report 357 – 2015: What’s Next?
What with it being January and everything, our cover feature sets out the issues, themes and trends that will shape the digital music business in 2015 – from managers marching for transparency and services bulking up for...
January 7, 2015
HMV hits on startling new strategy: sell music
Remember when British firm HMV was edging more towards being a consumer technology chain than an entertainment retailer?
December 4, 2013
HMV to stop selling Lostprophets music in-store and online
HMV has taken the controversial decision to stop selling the music of rock band Lostprophets, following last week's guilty plea by its singer Ian Watkins.
December 4, 2013
HMV’s iOS app is back on Apple’s App Store – minus downloads
No surprise who ended up blinking first in the spat between HMV and Apple over the former's iOS app.
November 1, 2013
HMV returns with new digital store and smartphone app
Don't call it a comeback… well, not until we see how music fans respond.
October 23, 2013
ERA says Apple’s HMV app ban raises “serious issues of competition”
Apple removed HMV's new iOS app from its App Store yesterday, after realising belatedly that it was allowing people to buy music downloads within the app – a well-established no-no on iOS. Now the UK's Entertainment...
October 22, 2013
UK music sales UP 11.6% in first four weeks of 2013… thanks to HMV?
The woes of British retailer HMV are bad news for the music industry in the long-term, but in January so far they may have actually boosted music sales in the UK. According to the Official Charts Company and the Entertainment...
January 30, 2013
Rescue specialist Hilco buys HMV’s debts
The Guardian reports that the restructuring specialist now has effective control of the business though, working with administrator Deloitte to attempt to find a workable future for the entertainment chain.
January 23, 2013