Music Industry Ireland

HMV music app removed from iOS App Store

Posted by markdowning in Blog, Industry News, Irish Music News, Music Industry

HMV's new mobile application has been temporarily removed from the iOS App Store by Apple due to a problem the server has with the applications specifications. Developers are "working around the clock" to deliver an updated version of the iOS app for Apple's approval. It said this app will retain the Image Search and Sound Search functionality to discover music and listen to 30 second previews. Since its launch the app has been hugely popular with...

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Oct at 3:20 PM

HMV launch digital music store app

Posted by markdowning in Blog, Emerging Artists, Industry News, Irish Music News, Music Industry

Having recently been rescued by Larry Howard owner of Hilco Capital Ireland,HMV has reopened a number of their stores in Ireland over the past month. HMV are going for a full revamp and new approach by launching a new smartphone application that will act as a digital music shopping device. The free app was launched in the UK yesterday and its available on most smartphone platforms including iOS, Android, Blackberry 10 and Windows smartphones. The app is expected...

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Oct at 10:09 AM

HMV is back in Ireland

Posted by markdowning in Industry News, Irish Music News, Music Industry, Music Marketing, Music News

After dramatically closing shop last January, HMV have returned back to the Irish shores under the ownership of Hilco, which bought the company in a deal worth almost 59 million euro. HMV relaunched their flagship store on September 12th, with The Strypes performing in-store at the Henry street location. HMV continued their relaunch with branches at Dundrum Town Centre, Liffey Valley, The Crescent Shopping Centre and a location in Limerick opening their doors on September 12th. Larry Howard owner...

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Oct at 2:05 PM