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HMV purchase Moshulu?

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A good business move IMHO. Selling cds is not a great way to make money at the moment. Moving into the live music circuit is keeping things varied.

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Eh, HMV have been involved in music a lot longer than most companies...

True enough, but it doesn't make them any less the spawn of satan. I don't like their overpricing, or the irresponsible encouragement of pop pap

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True enough, but it doesn't make them any less the spawn of satan. I don't like their overpricing, or the irresponsible encouragement of pop pap

Oh right, fantastic. HMV is probably one of the better chain stores for pricing in my experience, got some good deals on The Wire DVDs and various CDs (No Age, Fleetwood Mac, BB King - a good range) in the past year. Irresponsible ecouragement of pop pap (who do you mean by this, by the way?) ? Yeah, they should only be pushing Atari Teenage Riot albums, right? That's what people buy, in droves!

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True enough, but it doesn't make them any less the spawn of satan. I don't like their overpricing, or the irresponsible encouragement of pop pap

I hate most popular music too Dave but they are a business. Why would a business not sell something that is "Popular". Yes it is cool to go against the grain but it won't make them money.

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And yeah, HMV ain't bad. They have a decent range or UK stuff like Hot Club, Rolo Tomassi, cpwk etc.. Still really $$$, but at least they're trying.

Exactly, obviously in most cases you can find stuff cheaper, but the convenience of finding something you normally have to get through the post normally balances it out. Plus it'll impress the distributors and help 'niche' acts get a bit more of a foot in the door!

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If HMV promote the CDs of bands playing Moshulu, especially the local ones, I think it could prove to be a positive move for the local music scene.

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True enough, but it doesn't make them any less the spawn of satan. I don't like their overpricing, or the irresponsible encouragement of pop pap

Reasoned argument fail.

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If they get rid of the carpet floor....

*prays*

I quite like HMV, it's good for DVDs and I've always found stuff that I'm looking for in regards to CDs there. Pricing's a bit iffy, by means that, one CD will be priced 9 and the other, identical CD will be priced 13.

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Got an absolute bargain on a Quentin Tarantino movie box set

Jackie Brown, Pulp Fiction, Both Kill Bills and Reservoir Dogs for 20

Beauty is I haven't seen any of them all the way through!

But yeah still good move if it means HMV will chuck some local acts in there stores :up:

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I think that's what this means:

BBC NEWS | Business | HMV to snap up some Zavvi stores

(scroll down a bit)

They haven't purchased the venue, it reads more like they're just going into business with our parent company, MAMA. I very much doubt there will be much if any change in the immediate future, except for HMV selling tickets for gigs like the article says.

Saying that tho, that article is the first any of us heard about it, so I could be very wrong.

Oh, for all the concerned carpet watchers, i'd imagine this deal will be a promotions venture, I very much doubt HMV are going to start dishing out cash for upholstery around the venues. Though if it makes you any happier, we found out the other day the floor beast is moppable, so it shouldnt be quite as bad from now on. :)

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True enough, but it doesn't make them any less the spawn of satan. I don't like their overpricing, or the irresponsible encouragement of pop pap

I buy stuff off of HMV's website on a frequent basis and I think they usually have the best pricing for new releases and uncommon CDs/vinyl for a retail chain. And you get free delivery on pretty much everything.

They do fall short on selling expensive imports though, but you can usually get them cheaper if you buy from an international seller on ebay. Virgin used to be majorly overpriced for pretty much anything good though.

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Among the initiatives will be HMV loyalty card holders being able to "earn" tickets to gigs as rewards.

That sounds good to me!

I try and buy a lot of stuff from One-Up but if HMV has it notably cheaper (or stuff that One Up doesn't have which I recently experienced with a Laura Marling album) then I'll get it from there.

I generally don't find their pricing to be too offensive on the stuff I buy from there. If it's too much then I simply don't buy it from them and get it online from Amazon etc.

They do some fairly good DVD bargains to be fair even if the new lay-out is appalling.

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If they get rid of the carpet floor....

I thought they put down a new one?

Not sure what this means really - might secure the long term future of Moshulu even if the acts going there become a wee bit poppier. We still have The Tunnels and the new Drummonds (?) right?

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HMV has been putting back in to music for a wee while now by giving unsigned bands a place to release their stuff through a deal with shellshock distribution. I think this is good if it means you can buy tickets for a moshulu gig at the same time as purchasing some cds/dvds, although I'll still get them from One-Up first.

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I don't know why everyone is moaning about HMV promoting pop acts or chart music...has anyone looked at the charts recently? There's a huge variation of music being bought by people and a lot of it fall under the huge umbrella term that is 'alternative' which encompasses rock, indie, electro and so on and which is pretty much what Moshulu is all about these days.

I think it'll be a shame if Moshulu goes all commercial and becomes a 'sponsered by HMV' type venue, but honestly, I've noticed nothing but good things since Barfly took over (apart from maybe the removal of Strongbow....but I'll get over it). And all that article is really talking about is HMV taking over the company which sells the tickets...surely it just means that there will be another place to buy them in town?

Everyone is so negative about change!

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Was just thinking though that it's somewhat ironic that HMV's music section has shrunk to that wee section upstairs in the shop. Sign of the times I guess though - folks are moving to downloads.

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Was just thinking though that it's somewhat ironic that HMV's music section has shrunk to that wee section upstairs in the shop. Sign of the times I guess though - folks are moving to downloads.

I think they're moving towards computer games actually. At least HMV give the impression that they're still trying with continued support of what they call "specialist" music.

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