Music shops re-open in England today as COVID lockdown is eased: Here’s where

Today marks the return of flicking through record bins for those coming back to shops as they re-open across the country. After months of lockdown on non-essential stores, England are allowing shops across the country…

Physical music in the UK see sales half during coronavirus lockdown

While online music and video streaming platforms boom in popularity during quarantine, closure of physical record stores has lead to a steep decline in physical music sales. Recent reports suggest sales of physical music have…

HMV isn’t going anywhere as Canada saves the UK music shop

The high street is dwindling and HMV are teetering on the edge, but Canada have saved the day for the UK’s biggest music retailer. HMV had a bad start to 2019 after a disappointing holiday…

Is high street music dead? HMV collapse into administration – again

The UK’s biggest music retailer are struggling to keep up as music goes digital going into administration after clawing their way out of it 5 years ago. It’s a sign of the times – the…

This small Canadian record store grew almost 1000% in 1 year

People say physical music is dying? Tell that to this Canadian record store thriving above the rest. Sunrise Records is a Canadian record store that went up against the odds as digital music streamed over…

HMV shuts down all 102 Canadian stores due to bankruptcy

HMV Canada has been announced bankrupt and are closing all their stores on what Canadians are calling “the day the music died”. January 27th is the day that a judge in Ontario approved music, film…

HMV Stops the Bleeding and Moves into being Very Profitable According to New Owner Hilco

HMV is again on the rise according to Hilco (new HMV owners) chief executive Paul McGowan calling HMV “very profitable”. Hilco, which acquired HMV last year, slashed the number of HMV stores from 144 to…

Funny HMV Poster: Digital Reasons Why HMV is No Longer in a Strong Position in the Music Business

Very funny! This was glued outside of the closed HMV store on Oxford Street in London.

Hilco Will Close HMV Store in Islington, London, by the end of January

HMV will now be closing their flagship store in Islington, London. The Islington HMV store will be closed by the end of the month. The store’s last day of trading will be January 25. This…

HMV Confirms and Goes Into Administration

It has been confirmed by HMV that they have gone into administration. On 13 December 2012, [HMV] announced that as a result of current market trading conditions, the Company faced material uncertainties and that it…