Physical Attraction: Doug Putman on the new dawn for HMV

Andre Paine

HMV’s new owner Doug Putman has told Music Week of his ambitions to “grow and expand” the UK’s last music chain.

Putman, owner and CEO of Canada’s Sunrise Records, acquired 100 stores in a deal with administrator KPMG. He plans to launch a greater range of vinyl and more live events.

“We need to have those stores be profitable and we need to be going down a new path,” said Putman. “The stores need to look different and feel different.

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