hmv Canada Introduces its Latest Digital Music Store and Announces New App
Enhanced digital music download store and new smart phone app brings Canadians
to the forefront of music discovery
TORONTO, Dec. 11, 2013 /CNW/ - hmv Canada, the country's premiere retail
destination for music and entertainment, unveiled today its enhanced online
music store, hmvdigital.ca, and its new companion mobile app. The hmv digital
Canada app will allow users to shop, look and listen by combining image and
sound searches with mp3 downloads for the first time.
Canadians can browse the extensive digital catalogue featuring the hottest new
releases and biggest hits in music, to pre order or buy individual tracks or
complete albums. Their digital purchases are added to the user's virtual
The new app also features an innovative image search, which allows users to
scan album covers with their Apple mobile device to access 30 second track
previews. Android users can purchase mp3 downloads from their device, using
this function. Image search provides an effective way for music lovers to
sample each track on their own device, before they purchase it, with a simple
scan of the album cover.
Sound Search lets users discover the tunes they hear around them every day,
whether it's the music playing in store at hmv or a track playing on the
radio. One can use sound search to identify their favourite song, and purchase
the download immediately.
"hmv Canada is incredibly excited to offer this newest digital music store and
its innovative music app to our customers," said Nick Williams, President and
CEO of hmv Canada. "As the country's trusted source of music and
entertainment, we are giving our customers an even easier way to access and
discover the music they love, and are confident this platform will enhance
their experience in an online space, given its success in the UK market."
James Coughlan, Global Managing Director of hmv Digital adds,"I'm excited to
say that we're putting music ownership back into focus with the launch of our
new digital music products in Canada. Today we kick-start our wider digital
strategy roll-out and allow music lovers to enjoy the traditional hmv shopping
mall experience, with the ability to discover and build a high quality digital
music collection, delivered and managed across devices, from hmv, the Home of
Users can begin purchasing mp3 albums and individual tracks at hmvdigital.ca,
and download the free app from Android Google Play and the iTunes App Store.
About hmv Canada
hmv Canada's first store opened in 1986, from which it has grown to become a
Canadian entertainment market leader with 111 stores from Newfoundland to
British Columbia, including flagship locations in Toronto, Edmonton, and
Montreal. hmv Canada is an innovator in its market, launching in 2009
hmvdigital.ca its digital music store, in 2010, the purehmv customer rewards
program, which has attracted over 1.5 million paid cardholders. hmv has been
named Canadian Music Retailer of the Year for the past 21 years, and has also
been recognized as the Canadian Entertainment Network DVD Retailer of the
Year. In July 2011, Re:Capital Canada, a subsidiary of Hilco Capital, acquired
hmv Canada from the UK's HMV Group plc.
SOURCE HMV Canada Inc.
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