'A disaster for labels, artists and fans': music stock crisis angers UK retailers

Tom Pakinkis

Significant stock delays at the UK’s leading CD distributor have sparked “huge anger” among retailers and could spell disaster for labels, artists and music fans at Christmas.

That’s according to the Entertainment Retailers Association - the trade representative of retailers including Amazon and HMV in the UK. 

ERA told Music Week that the distributor’s backlog, resulting in delays of up to a week, is “simply not good enough”.

“There is huge anger among retailers who rely on timely deliveries at ...


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