United Kingdom

A Sad Day In The U.k

The last remnants of HMV are in trouble in the United Kingdom according to Sky News, a year and a half after closing in Canada.

Founded in 1921 in London, this music store flourished and became Britain’s largest music retailer until running into financial issues in 2010 due to the shift towards digital music and film, which resulted in the closure of the World’s Largest Music Store on Oxford Street on January 14th, 2014 and Irish chain in August 2016.

Today the chain has entered administration for the second time since January 5th, 2011 and at risk are 130 stores and 2200 employees.


Congratulations Stickaid 2013 !

This 24 hour live event raised the equivalent of ten thousand dollars for Unicef U.K, an amount that will be partly matched by the British government for the efforts in Syria and the Philippines.

Donations to Stickaid can still be made at Givey.com.

Stickaid 2013 Live !

Stickaid 2013 is a 24 hour fundraising event for Unicef UK
held in London, England that airs live on Youtube.

Unicef UK is currently helping the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines and refuges of the Syrian war in the Middle-East. Please support their efforts.

click here to watch Stickaid 2003 Live on Youtube
click here to donate via Givey.com

Stickaid 2013 is Next Saturday

Stickaid 2013 will begin at 12pm UTC/7am Eastern Next Saturday
click here to find your local time

Stickaid 2013 is a 24 hour fundraising event for Unicef UK held in London, England that will air live on Youtube.

Unicef UK is currently helping the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines and refuges of the Syrian war in the Middle-East. Please support their efforts.

Indie Labels Hit By London Riots

A major distribution center operated by Sony has been destroyed in London, England.

The three story building, in which CDs and DVDs from indie labels XL Recordings, 4AD, Beggars, Pias, Domino and Rough Trade were stored, was burned down according to Billboard.

Pias is a major independent music distributor, representing 150 labels. They also distribute DVDs and games.

United Kingdom To Introduce Private Copying

According to this document, it appears that the United Kingdom will introduce private copying legislation shortly, without the levies we’ve had here in Canada since the late 90’s.

Details on what they’re considering can be found on pages 7 and 8.