HMV Japan

  1. HMV Japan to Reopen New Shibuya Store

    January 11, 2011 12:00 AM EST HMV Japan announced on its website that it would reopen a store in Tokyo's central shopping and nightlife district of Shibuya. The CD retailing giant had its flagship Japanese outlet in Shibuya for 20 years before closing the 6,450-square foo ...

  2. Culture Convenience Club Nixes HMV Japan Deal

    June 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Tokyo-based retail CD and DVD rental giant Culture Convenience Club (CCC), which operates the industry-leading chain Tsutaya, has annulled its purchase of the HMV Japan chain of retail music stores. On March 25 CCC announced that it would purc ...

  3. HMV Japan To Shutter Flagship Store

    June 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT HMV Japan will shutter its flagship retail location in Tokyo's Shibuya district on Aug. 22. The move is more evidence of the collapse of the physical music market in Japan, which lost 27% of it value in 2009 (Billboard.biz, January 26, 2010) ...

  4. Culture Convenience Club Buys HMV Japan

    March 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Tokyo-based retail CD and DVD rental giant Culture Convenience Club (CCC), which operates the industry-leading chain Tsutaya, is to purchase the HMV Japan chain of retail music stores. CCC announced that it will purchase the company from curre ...

  5. Strong Global Demand For Beatles Reissues

    September 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Beatles are set to dominate the charts at home in Britain and globally, based on strong first-day sales of the remastered CDs - although supplies of the box sets may be an issue in some territories. "The Beatles Rock Band" game for v ...

  6. HMV Japan Pres Dezelsky To Split

    November 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST HMV Japan president Paul Dezelsky will leave his post at the end of the year, Billboard.biz has learned. "It is a completely personal decision," Dezelsky tells Billboard.biz. "After 12 years I feel it is time to challenge something ...

  7. Sales Boost Give HMV 'Pleasing Start'

    September 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT HMV Group plc is boasting a positive turn in its fortunes with double-digit sales growth in its first quarter, the music and entertainment retail giant reported today. Group sales for the 18 weeks ending Sept. 1 were up 12.2%, with like-for-like r ...

  8. HMV Sells Japanese Biz

    July 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music and entertainment retail giant HMV Group has agreed to sell its 62-store HMV Japan business to DSM Investments catorce Co. Ltd for ¥17 billion (£70 million) in cash. The deal is expected to be completed by the end of August, HMV said today. ...

  9. Update: HMV Confirms Japan Biz Sale

    May 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT HMV Asia Pacific president Paul Dezelsky confirms reports that HMV Group may sell its Japanese operations. "A strategic review is underway, and a decision will be made once all the possible alternatives have been identified and fully evaluate ...

  10. HMV Japan Ramps Up Mobile Web Site

    November 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST New service goes live Nov. 23. HMV Japan on Nov. 21 unveiled a major upgrade of its mobile Web site that it says is aimed at taking full advantage of broadband-capable handsets. The site will be upgraded from its current text-based format to one i ...

  11. HMV Japan Ramps Up Mobile Web Site

    November 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST HMV Japan on Nov. 21 unveiled a major upgrade of its mobile Web site that it says is aimed at taking full advantage of broadband-capable handsets. HMV Japan on Nov. 21 unveiled a major upgrade of its mobile Web site that it says is aimed at taking ...

  12. HMV Japan Presses Button On Download Store

    October 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT HMV Japan launched the Japanese edition of its HMV Digital music-download service Oct. 26 with an initial 1 million songs, priced at an average ¥150 ($1.26) each. HMV Japan launched the Japanese edition of its HMV Digital music-download s ...

  13. DVD Demand Keeps HMV Profits On The Rise

    June 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT An aggressive program of store openings plus public demand for DVD allowed HMV Group to increase profits and cut £100.8 million ($182.7 million) off its net debt in the past financial year. An aggressive program of store openings plus pub ...

  14. DVD Demand Keeps HMV Profits On The Rise

    June 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT An aggressive program of store openings plus public demand for DVD allowed HMV Group to increase profits and cut £100.8 million ($182.7 million) off its net debt in the past financial year. An aggressive program of store openings plus pub ...

  15. Universal, HMV Japan Team For E-tail Service

    April 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music K.K. (UMKK), the major's Japanese affiliate, and HMV Japan have teamed up to enable consumers to buy physical Universal product directly from the label's Web site. Universal Music K.K. (UMKK), the major's Japanese af ...

  16. Universal, HMV Japan Team For E-tail Service

    April 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music K.K. (UMKK), the major's Japanese affiliate, and HMV Japan have teamed up to enable consumers to buy physical Universal product directly from the label's Web site. Universal Music K.K. (UMKK), the major's Japanese af ...