HMV shows Alanis their own angsty side
Starbucks just made their newest enemy.
Today's news outta the city is that HMV is set to pull all Alanis material off the shelves to protest a deal that basically gives Starbucks the rights to sell Alanis Morissette's new album 6 weeks before the record giant.
This is no temporary boycott either. HMV is throwing a full out tantrum.
The company prez, Humphrey Kadaner, has said that, "HMV will be removing all Alanis products from our stores, consistent with the views of the majority of our customers, and will be returning all Alanis product to the record company."
The album in question, by the way, is an acoustic re-release of Alanis' Jagged Little Pill record.
At this point, there are just so many questions to ask...
- Why would the queen of angst get herself tied up in such a slick corportate-america album release deal in the first place? I know I slept in today, but has it suddenly become cool to be associated with Starbucks?
- Now that HMV has blown it's top (albeit for ok reasons), will others follow? Is Sam's going to start chucking cds from the rooftop? Sunrise? How about Wal-Mart? They are usually the ones caught up in boycotting artists... do they feel left out?
- Starbucks, when will you go away?
Should be interesting to see how this plays out in the coming week.
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