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Author: Jesse Read

Sunrise Records to take over 70 HMV locations

In January HMV, Canada’s biggest outlet for physical music sales, declared bankruptcy. Court documents show that the retailer was losing $100,000 a day. But those numbers don’t scare Sunrise Records president, Doug Putnam. Sunrise records plan’s to expand from it’s current ten stores by taking over 70 HMV locations across the country. Stores are planned to open this spring, after HMV liquidates and removes signage. “It’s critical for Canada to have a physical media outlet. To not have that is culturally terrible. I don’t think it gets emphasized enough how culturally important music is. It’s a scary future to...

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One month til Record Store Day!

On April 22nd, 2017 shops across the country will be celebrating the indie record store. It’s Record Store Day’s 10th anniversary and they’re bringing in some exciting releases to celebrate. “This is a day for the people who make up the world of the record store—the staff, the customers, and the artists—to come together and celebrate the unique culture of a record store and the special role these independently owned stores play in their communities. Special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day. Festivities include performances, cook-outs, body painting, meet & greets...

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