Friday, March 16, 2007

Back When I Was Your Age We Used to Have to Walk Ten Miles in The Snow if We Wanted to Buy a Record, Part Two...

It's sign of the times buddy. The National Association of Recording Merchandisers revealed their nominees for their annual awards. Guess who got nominated... guess who didn't...
In the large retail division, the nominees are two big box stores, Best Buy in Richfield, Minn., and Target Stores in Minneapolis; two online merchants, in Seattle and iTunes in Cupertino, Calif.; and two multi-media merchants, Borders Group in Ann Arbor, Mich.; and Hastings Entertainment in
Amarillo Texas.

It is the first time that a traditional music specialist hasn't been nominated for this award in recent memory, going back to 1990. For the last three years, the now-defunct Tower Records won the award.
True, a lot "traditional" retailers got nominated in the small and medium divisions, but still...

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