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BoudiCat

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Right, I know that D&B isn't widely listened to so when they removed the 'drum & bass' section in my local HMV & put it in the 'dance' section I thought it was a bit poo, but whatever.
Today I went in there to look at London Elektricity's new album, the Full Cycle mix by Krust & a couple of others & found that they've merged all sections, excluding metal & classical into a section they call 'rock & pop'
I asked the lady where the 'dance' section was & she said they amalgamated most genre's into 'rock & pop' so it's easier for them to find on the system.
Am I wrong in thinking this's insane?! I can see it's easier from thier point of view because they can search it all alphabetically but how is this easier for me?!!

Sorry, rant over.
 

Shotty

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Yeh the cunts at my local HMV did it ages ago... They used to have a pritty decent DNbB section... Occasionally you'd find the odd jem... But now they have maybe 5 dnb track in at a time :(
 

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That's pretty stupid for them to do that and it could actually hurt their sales especially in electronic music. Most music enthusiasts don't go shop and look around in the stores, you know what you want, get it, and bounce. The fact that they merged the sections in to one fuck off huge section just means they made their store a lot less efficient.
 

*Chloe

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how does putting everything in one genre make things easier to search for??
lol at hmv
 

Greg P

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This is exactly why we should have been buying our music at real music shops instead of online retailers...

These days sales of vinyl (or to some extent music even!) has become a smaller proportion of shops like HMV's income, so they can't employ the staff with the specialist music knowledge to manage a drum and bass, or even (like at Boudi's local HMV) a dance section so they just lump it all in together and spend the as little time and money (i.e. a persons wages) they can on it, so they just get the generic stuff that is going round all the stores...

This is the record buying publics fault, HMV are just tying to protect their margins... But that doesn't make it any easier for us people who are willing to prise ourselves away from the computer and go and leave the house to buy music, in fact it makes it a whole lot worse...

Support your local record shop whilst you still can, if you've still got one that is!
 

Blurr

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HMV is wank!

went into my local store today for a little browse of the vinyl only to find it's all gone, money talks...
bloke was trying to tell me if i wanted to buy some i'd have to go to Uxbridge or Oxford Circus, which are both over an hour's mission on public transport!!

FUCK THAT!!
 

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The act of buying a physical copy of music is quickly dying.
The world is changing at a scary fucking pace.
 

mattyb_999

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HMV is wank!

went into my local store today for a little browse of the vinyl only to find it's all gone, money talks...
bloke was trying to tell me if i wanted to buy some i'd have to go to Uxbridge or Oxford Circus, which are both over an hour's mission on public transport!!

FUCK THAT!!

Uxbridge isnt good at all, so dunno why he told you to come here. About a year ago they did the same by merging everything into one, but recently have got a little better with a dance, drum and bass, hip hop sections for vinyl. Although I suspect thats thanks to a keen employee, not just trying to be helpfull.
 

logikz

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The act of buying a physical copy of music is quickly dying.
The world is changing at a scary fucking pace.

too bloody right mate. a moment ago the record and movie industry was the biggest thing and now its going to be all over with very soon

whats this mean btw. pop and movie stars with their supporting companies a thing of the past or does anybody have the lowdown on this. lowdown is such a shit word
 
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BDS

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I use tempest the best indie store in Birmz imo,

more peepz should buy independent imo, or 1 day all you'll be stuck with are the HMV's of this world and you'll have to search for an hour to find what your lookin' for cuz the indies will have gone out of biz thanks to the big soulless chain's.

peace,
 
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Fratanize

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Money will slowly drop out of the music industry unless technology can find a way of packaging a hardcopy of music that is better quality and more interactive than just listening. If they can make a product that allows the listener to feel, smell, hear, touch the music in someway.
Technology will change the way we spend our money, the net just forced things to move on.
 

wobbie

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Yeh the cunts at my local HMV did it ages ago... They used to have a pritty decent DNbB section... Occasionally you'd find the odd jem... But now they have maybe 5 dnb track in at a time :(

Market Street by any chance?

Yeah they used to have a decent selection of DnB on vinyl but now they have sacked off the vinyl section all together.
 
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rob1

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All HMV's are phasing out vinyl anyway! Even a few months ago the vinyl section in Bond Street HMV was huge. Now it is tiny and I spoke to someone in there a few weeks ago and he said they are getting rid of it. Oxford street still has a large section. But for how long!!!
 

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HMV is shit, they used to sell vinyl at mine, but alas.. they fell into the deep hole of digital.
 

Shotty

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Market Street by any chance?

Yeah they used to have a decent selection of DnB on vinyl but now they have sacked off the vinyl section all together.

Lol, yup market street, I didn't know the vinyl section had completely gone now, last time I went they had some reocords but not many... It's all about "Eastern Bloc" anyway's... I love that shop
 
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