Removal is response to Starbucks deal.
HMV Canada has removed all Bob Dylan products from its shelves in retaliation of a North American retail exclusivity deal given to Starbucks coffee chain for Dylan's Sony album "Live at the Gaslight 1962."
The action is similar to previous removals by the 108-store chain of product by the Rolling Stones, Elton John and Alanis Morissette over similar exclusivity deals with other retailers.
"We did this on Aug. 30, coincident with the Starbucks exclusive," HMV Canada president Humphrey Kadaner tells Billboard.biz. "This is no different from our position with the Stones, Elton and Alanis. Our research says the large majority of our consumers support this action."