MUSIC RETAILING: Bands Across The Water

Bands Across The Water

The biggest British music import to hit U.S. shores lately is not George Michael's latest album or a new Rolling Stones tour; instead it is 70,000 sq. ft. of retail space. That is the total size of two superstores that Britain's HMV Group Worldwide plans to open in Manhattan this week. The larger of the two will be the biggest music store in the U.S. Fast-growing HMV -- the initials stand for His Master's Voice -- is the largest chain in Britain, and has opened stores in Australia, Canada and Japan. Among its innovations are in-store music performances, video deejays and...

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