HMV

HMV

Terra Lightfoot  Photo: Dustin Rabin
February 8, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Terra Lightfoot (pictured) heads up an all-female road show, a Shawn Mendes hit is dissected, and advice for HMV and Sunrise. Also in the headlines are Jessie Reyez, Sting, Emily King, Hamilton, COC, 21 Savage, The Clash, OBEY, R. Kelly, Al Green, Salif Keita, Sam Cooke, Scooter Braun, Dolly Parton, and Ringo Starr.

Tiny Record Shop, Toronto  Photo: Janet Kimber
February 6, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Doug Putman being interviewed on the BBC Tuesday.
February 6, 2019
by David Farrell

Canadian music retail chain maverick Doug Putman has purchased the assets and name of HMV UK in a deal worth more than $10-million that also saves as many as 1,500 company jobs there.

Sunrise Records' Doug Putman
February 4, 2019
by David Farrell

Canada’s Sunrise Records chain store owner Doug Putman has made a bid to seize control of troubled retailer HMV from under the nose of Newcastle Un

Sass Jordan   Photo: Wines In Niagara
January 2, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Jacob Hoggard gets hitched on NYE, Sass Jordan (pictured) launches a wine line, HMV faces a possible demise, and CIMA hosts a mission from Eastern Europe. Also in the news are Music Canada Live, Travis Pangburn, Jean-Michel Blais, Manitoba Music, Coherency, Hamilton Arts Awards, and farewells to Ray Sawyer, James Calvin Wilsey, David Sinclair, Honey Lantree, and Norman Gimbel. Videos added for your enjoyment.

The Band     Photo: Juno Awards
January 2, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Roddy Doyle pays homage to The Band (pictured), more 2018 lists, and HMV hits dire straits. Others in the headlines include David Foster, Dead Popstar, Bono, apps for rappers, Yoko Ono, Las Vegas residencies, Sly Stone, Chris Brown, Nick Cave, and Wu-Tang Clan.

At the Princess Maragret Hospital / Photo: Mark Blinch
January 12, 2018
by Karen Bliss

Having succeeded in the music industry at HMV and BMG, the indefatigable team leader turned his attention to a cause that was close to his heart. Along the way, he helped raise a king's ransom.