hmv is one of the biggest and most successful entertainment brands in the world. With 294 stores across the UK, Ireland and Canada, it is now building its presence in the Middle East.
hmv’s rich heritage stretches back to 1921 when its first store was opened in London. Since then, hmv has sold music and entertainment in every format: from sheet music and the earliest records to today’s digital downloads.
hmv has also taken in cassettes and CDs, as well as film and TV content on VHS, DVD & Blu-ray and game titles across all platforms. More recently, it has gone ‘back to the future’ by carrying the latest portable tech such as headphones and tablets.
As one of the first brands to recognise the passion people have for music, film and games, hmv virtually invented in-store events. Many of the world’s greatest artists have come to its stores to meet their fans, to perform live or just to shop. From music icons like Paul McCartney and Beyonce and more recently Lady Gaga and One Direction, hmv has hosted them all.
Embracing new technology and a commitment to making customers happy has seen hmv regain its rightful place as the home of entertainment.
hmv Middle East is part of the Al Mana Group, one of Qatar’s leading businesses. With over 300 stores in 8 countries, Al Mana operates 55 brands across retail, food & beverage, technology, media and entertainment.