As HMV bravely claims there's a way ahead, more grim news from record shops: Aberdeen's OneUp is closing:
"It is with deep regret that we have to announce a closing down sale.OneUp opened in 1979, and has been an enthusiastic and key part of the local music scene since then. Not just selling records, but offering performances too:
"As you are all aware, recent trading has been very difficult. We cannot express just how much we have appreciated all the support our loyal customers have given over the years.
"And we would like to thank all of our past and present staff for their amazing effort who made One Up what it was, we could not have done it without you. We will continue to trade till January 31st and will keep you updated."