Wednesday, June 15, 2005


Following her decision to give exclusive rights to Starbucks for sales of the new acoustic version of Jagged Little Pill, HMV are pulling a strop and pulling all of Alanis Morissette's catalogue from its Canadian shelves.

Starbucks? We'd heard Alanis was fonder of another food and lifestyle chain:

But there's no denying that HMV are really pissed:

As of June 13, HMV will be removing all Alanis products from our stores, consistent with the views of the majority of our customers, and will be returning all Alanis product to the record company."

Alanis is rushing to try and stop the damage:

"My intention certainly was not to ruffle feathers in that department although it's inevitable obviously," Morissette told the Boston Herald. "I have had a really sweet and positive relationship with retailers my entire career."

But you can see that Mozzer isn't going to be that upset by the HMV ban - clearly, these days HMV sees itself as a DVD and computer game rummage sale (you'll note in that Jackson story they style themselves as an 'entertainment retailer'); and, clearly, she's going to find more people who want to buy her stuff in a slightly overpriced coffee shop than in a neon-and-gloom chain hole.

Isn't it ironic, don't you... oh, no?