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The Failure Of HMV Is Both Sad And Inevitable

Posted at 7:01AM Wednesday 16 Jan 2013

The failure of HMV, the last of the superstore music chains, is both sad and inevitable. It is sad because it signifies the beginning of the end of an era. It was inevitable because the way we consume music has been utterly transformed by the internet and a high store retail space no longer fills the interactive desires of a digital generation.

Telegraph

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/comment/james-moore-amazons-smile-gets-wider-as-it-chews-its-way--through-the-high-street-8453090.html




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