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2011-07-27 10:11:00

LOS ANGELES, July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nationally, from Chicago to Texas, New England to Florida, New York to Los Angeles, Seattle to San Diego -- is the 7-Eleven chain of stores the last defender of CD Heaven? Now it is. Record stores throughout the country have been in decline this past decade. The Wherehouse music chain brand and Tower Records are long gone and the Virgin Megastore is just a fond memory. The remaining national chains are struggling. Although there are fewer places...

2010-11-17 07:00:00

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Many fans of the Sunset Strip feel that the city of West Hollywood is turning its back on Tower Records as if it was its mistress. Twenty four year resident, Jerome Cleary remarked: "Allowing the Tower Records Store on the Sunset Strip to disappear would be equivalent to permitting the Roxy and the Whisky sites to go away too. Why must Tower Records suffer the fate of an out of town developer's wrecking ball?" The Los Angeles Times...

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2009-01-15 11:43:09

New York's largest record shop, the 12-year-old Virgin Megastore in Times Square, is set to close in April due to rising rents, the BBC reported. The fate of the store, one of six operating under the Virgin name in the United States, had been unclear since Virgin head Richard Branson sold his North American entertainment arm in August 2007. Billboard.com said the current owners of the Times Square branch -- Related and Vornado -- want to close the store's doors and lease the space it...

2008-09-08 21:00:18

By Jim Masilak The handwritten sign informing customers that Cat's Music & DVD's (http://www.catsmusic.com/Home) in Midtown has closed its doors for good after 20 years tells an all-too-familiar story for slumping small-chain record shops. As he helped break down the shop at 1569 Union on Friday morning, Cat's manager Greg Wallace lamented the effect that digital downloads - both legal and illegal - and a lack of artist development are having on stores like the one he took over four...

2006-06-25 20:17:14

By Chris Marlowe LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Music retailer Tower Records is preparing to take the shrink wrap off its digital download store on Tuesday, when Tower.com/Digital goes live with a comprehensive service powered by Puretracks. Tower will market the digital alternative across all media in tandem with the chain's retail business, which comprises 89 stores in the United States. Initially the store will offer a catalog of 1.2 million tracks priced at 99 cents each or...


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