Hmv Administration

Blockbuster Falls BACK Into Administration

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK

Blockbuster Entertainment's new owner has said it is putting the DVD and computer games rental chain into administration for the second time this year...

The Gift Cards Wild West: Or, How to Protect Your Presents

Noel Moran | Posted 23.11.2013 | UK Tech
Noel Moran

What many people aren't aware of is the hidden threat posed to your cash when you purchase a gift card. A survey by Which? earlier this year found that that one in three people believed they'd have a legal right to a refund for their gift card if a retailer went bust.

Can the Demise of HMV Mark a New Age for the Indie?

Olly Hunter | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Olly Hunter

The question still remains: even after the loss making fat has been cut from the HMV cash cow, what can HMV do to get people back in store and what does this mean for the resurgent indie record shop?

'20,000 Shops Could Go Bust'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 02.09.2013 | UK

Thousands of independent shops are in danger of closing in the next few years, while a review led by TV star Mary Portas to revive the high street ser...

James Caan: How I Would Have Saved HMV

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK

James Caan came to attention as one of the millionaire entrepreneurs in the Dragons' Den from 2007. The British-Pakistani entrepreneur made his millio...

The Mighty WAH? Derry Shop Takes On HMV Over Name Change

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 16.07.2013 | UK

A former HMV worker has upended the music giant's attempts to pull the plug on his new record shop. Lawyers for the troubled retailer, which shut d...

How to Handle Redundancy

Alex Yau | Posted 04.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Alex Yau

The R word - one mutter of it strikes panic to many in the UK and thousands cannot escape its terrifying grasp. It's a harsh reality that many worldwide have faced over the last few years. Things are getting better in 2013 though...or so it seems.

Another 37 HMV Store Closures Announced - 464 Face Losing Their Job

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Thomas | Posted 20.02.2013 | UK

Another 37 HMV stores are to be shut, putting 464 jobs at risk, according to the struggling retailer's administrators, Deloitte. The 37 stores - wh...

The Streets Are Paved With Gold Pawnshops

Yousif Nur | Posted 19.03.2013 | UK
Yousif Nur

Deep in the heart of suburbia there's always strange tales of goings-on behind closed doors of bored housewives and the like. I don't read them, but ...

HMV Twitter Goes Rogue, Criticises Head Office For Firing 60 Staff

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 31.01.2013 | UK

Staff from HMV's head office have gone rogue on the company's official Twitter account, tweeting that loyal staff are being "executed" and the brand t...

Could HMV Still Be Saved?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.01.2013 | UK

Attempts to salvage music chain HMV will continue this week as attention turns to the prospect of a new stock deal with suppliers. Restructuring fi...

Mourn Not HMV

Daniel M. Swain | Posted 24.03.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Daniel M. Swain

The potential demise of HMV demonstrates the important triumph of more efficient, more effective technologies and business models for distributing music than traditional in-store retailers. HMV is no longer an efficient provider of music, or of any other media to customers.

Kendrick Lamar - Concert Review (Hammersmith Apollo)

Stephen Isaac-Wilson | Posted 25.03.2013 | UK Entertainment
Stephen Isaac-Wilson

Lamar's concert on a snowy Sunday night was nothing short of epic.

Is Your Music Organic?

Fiona Brice | Posted 23.03.2013 | UK Entertainment
Fiona Brice

Up and down the country, well-heeled consumers are scrutinising labels in shop aisles, or selecting individual vegetables at farmers' markets, ethical latte in hand. But what about your mental nutrition? What are you feeding your brain and where is it coming from? What about the music that you listen to?

Did Disney Predict the Future of the Human Race?

Lewis Shepherd | Posted 19.03.2013 | UK Tech
Lewis Shepherd

Maybe we won't end up in a spaceship hovering above the earth in the way that Wall-E foretold but sitting in isolation communicating and doing everything via an Internet connection, like the morbidly obese in the animated hit, could become a dreaded reality if we aren't careful.

HMV's Place on the High Street Belongs to Yesterday, and Sentimentality Won't Save It

Patrick Garratt | Posted 18.03.2013 | UK
Patrick Garratt

How should we feel about HMV's troubles? Appealing to a consumer's sense of nostalgia isn't going to stop people wanting the largest choice of media as inexpensively as possible - something only the internet can now provide.

Our Guilt and Shame Over HMV

Greg Wetherall | Posted 18.03.2013 | UK Entertainment
Greg Wetherall

Why was there so much affection palpably pouring from the keyboards and smartphones of the general public? Well, I offer this; it is at least partly out of guilt. We have all played our role. All of us. Well, probably nearly all of us.

Finding a New Groove: Why We Won't Miss HMV as Much as We Think

Sam Dix | Posted 17.03.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Sam Dix

HMV was what you did because you always have. The function HMV ended up performing was either reminding you what to listen to on Spotify or buy from Amazon later at a cheaper price. It is sad to see a musical institution close but the closure of HMV is just another consequence of a change in musical trends.

Goodbye HMV, Now It's Time to Make a Promise to Music Retailers

James Peckham | Posted 17.03.2013 | UK Entertainment
James Peckham

The whole experience of buying in an indie shop is entirely different to shopping in Asda for Olly Murs. Browsing can allow you to find hidden gems which you had entirely forgotten about or didn't even know existed.

Entertainers React To HMV's Collapse

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Dean | Posted 15.01.2013 | UK Entertainment

The last time high street music retail chain HMV was in the news, we were reporting bosses had assured fans they had nothing to do with an anti-domest...

HMV: How Many Victims?

Jade Lane | Posted 16.03.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jade Lane

The potential loss of HMV is a catastrophic loss for the high street, it could also signal the death knell of the CD; the physical music format entirely.

Why I Loved HMV

Tom Ward | Posted 16.03.2013 | UK Entertainment
Tom Ward

The worst part of HMV closing down is that the music and film lover will have limited options when it comes to discovering new music. Sure there are record stores, but, especially in small towns, it can be hard to find a decent one.

Farewell HMV?

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.01.2013 | UK

Entertainment store HMV has become the latest high street casualty as it called in administrators. Following discussions among the music retailer's...

Thousands Of Jobs At Risk At HMV

PA | Posted 15.01.2013 | UK

The major high street record store HMV is poised to call in administrators, according to reports. Directors for the music retailer are in talks abo...