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hmv Canada

July 14, 2016 11:23 ET

hmv Canada Celebrates CCMA Award Nomination and Huron County FanFest Sponsorship

As a Leading Voice of the Country's Music Industry, hmv Canada Is Proud to Be Nominated for Retailer of the Year and to Partner With the Canadian Country Music Association® to Sponsor Huron County FanFest

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - July 14, 2016) - The 2016 Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) Awards nominees have been revealed, and hmv Canada, the nation's premier retail destination for music and entertainment, is thrilled to receive a nomination for Retailer of the Year. The 2016 CCMA Awards Show will be celebrated live on Sunday, September 11th in London, Ontario.

Along with this nomination, hmv Canada is once again proud to support the CCMA as a sponsor of Huron County FanFest. This free, larger than life festival, will be held at Western Fair Grounds Agriplex, and takes place during Country Music Week in London, Ontario on Saturday, September 10, 2016. The event will feature performances and photo opportunities with some of the biggest names in Canadian country music. hmv Canada will be onsite as the official event retailer.

"We are delighted to receive the honour of Retailer of the Year nominee," said Saundra Bianchi, Director of Marketing, hmv Canada. "Canada is producing some of the best country music in the world and being able to connect consumers with the singles and albums they love is what hmv is all about. We thank the CCMA for this distinction."

Over the coming weeks, hmv Canada, along with pure, the company's loyalty rewards program, will be announcing multiple contest opportunities. Fans are encouraged to stay connected via social media for contesting details. Prizes will include a trip to London to attend the 2016 CCMA Awards Show, Huron County FanFest passes, and more! The line-up of artists appearing at Huron County FanFest will be released in early August. Visit www.ccma.org for details.

About hmv Canada

hmv Canada's first store opened in 1986, from which it has grown to become a Canadian entertainment market leader with 108 stores from Newfoundland to British Columbia, including flagship locations in Toronto, Edmonton, and Montreal. hmv Canada is an innovator in its market, launching in 2009 hmvdigital.ca its digital music store, in 2010, the purehmv customer rewards program, which has attracted over 1.5 million paid cardholders. hmv has been named Canadian Music Retailer of the Year for the past 21 years, and has also been recognized as the Canadian Entertainment Network DVD Retailer of the Year. In July 2011, Re:Capital Canada, a subsidiary of Hilco Capital, acquired hmv Canada from the UK's HMV Group plc.

About the Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA®)

Established in 1976, the CCMA is a membership-based, not-for-profit organization committed to the promotion and recognition of Canadian country music. Built upon the foundation to educate, elevate and celebrate Canadian talent, the CCMA progressively heralds the spirit, community and creativity that country music fosters through year-round initiatives, culminating every fall with Country Music Week and the CCMA Awards.

Contact Information

  • For more information:
    hmv Canada
    Elyssa Macri
    emacri@hmv.ca
    416.620.6618 ext. 716