Close
Date TimeDecember 28, 2018
VoiceThe group has 130 stores and employs 2,200 staff.
HMV Administration: Thousands Of Jobs At Risk As Retailer Collapses For Second Time In Six Years
Music retailer HMV has entered administration for the second year time in six years, according to reports.
The group, which trades from 130 stores and employs 2,200 staff, has filed a notice of intention to appoint administrators amid a cash crisis at the firm.
It’s called in company KMPG as administrators, the BBC states.
HMV first filed for administration in 2013 and on that occasion, it was acquired for £50m by its current owner, Hilco.
High business rates, weak consumer confidence and the rise of online streaming services will have taken their toll on the retailer amid a challenging year for the sector.
Poundworld, Toys’R’Us and Maplin have all gone bust this year, while heavyweights Marks & Spencer and Debenhams have announced plans to shutter hundreds of stores.
Several others - including Superdry, Carpetright and Card Factory - have all issued profit warnings.
High street retailers have been slashing prices after brutal trading in November and early December failed to lure shoppers to stores.
Traditional retailers have been battling the rise of online shopping, higher costs and low consumer confidence as shoppers rein in spending amid Brexit uncertainty.
Hilco has been approached for comment.

Related Stories
Stephen Colbert and Conan OBrien pay tribute to the late, great Ric OcasekStephen Colbert and Conan O'Brien pay tribute to the late, great Ric Ocasek
Comedian Randy Rainbow Releases Latest Trump Satire Music Video: ‘Cheeto Christ Stupid Czar’ (Video)Comedian Randy Rainbow Releases Latest Trump Satire Music Video: ‘Cheeto Christ Stupid Czar’ (Video)
Greta Thunberg Tops List Of 10 Bravest Icons – According To KidsGreta Thunberg Tops List Of 10 Bravest Icons – According To Kids
Album Review: Tool’s ‘Fear Inoculum’Album Review: Tool’s ‘Fear Inoculum’
Octo Octa: Resonant Body review – upbeat, free-spirited electronicaOcto Octa: Resonant Body review – upbeat, free-spirited electronica
Prom 70: Jonny Greenwood/BBCNOW /Daniel Pioro/Brunt review – challenging and intenseProm 70: Jonny Greenwood/BBCNOW /Daniel Pioro/Brunt review – challenging and intense
A YouTuber and a U-Haul full of strangers: Inside the final attempt to storm Area 51A YouTuber and a U-Haul full of strangers: Inside the final attempt to storm Area 51
Afghan Taliban Stronger Than Ever After U.S. Spends $900 BillionAfghan Taliban Stronger Than Ever After U.S. Spends $900 Billion
Daniel Johnston: a potent, profoundly moving songwriterDaniel Johnston: a potent, profoundly moving songwriter
Brad Pitt Talks Quitting Drinking, AA Meetings After Pain Of Angelina Jolie SplitBrad Pitt Talks Quitting Drinking, AA Meetings After 'Pain' Of Angelina Jolie Split
Latest News
Incel violence is horrific, but Joker is complex, and doesnt take sides'Incel' violence is horrific, but Joker is complex, and doesn't take sides
Bill Turnbull Was ‘Cross’ Over BBC’s ‘Unfair’ Decision To Uphold Complaint Against BBC Breakfast Colleague Naga MunchettyBill Turnbull Was ‘Cross’ Over BBC’s ‘Unfair’ Decision To Uphold Complaint Against BBC Breakfast Colleague Naga Munchetty
Countdown’s Nick Hewer Reveals He Was Asked To Do Strictly This Year - And The Reason He Said NoCountdown’s Nick Hewer Reveals He Was Asked To Do Strictly This Year - And The Reason He Said No
1 In 4 Women Still Fear Theyd Be Fired For Reporting Sexual Harassment1 In 4 Women Still Fear They'd Be Fired For Reporting Sexual Harassment
The Latest: Pence heads to Mideast as Turkey attacks KurdsThe Latest: Pence heads to Mideast as Turkey attacks Kurds
Joe Bidens son Hunter announces resignation from Chinese firm amid impeachment rowJoe Biden's son Hunter announces resignation from Chinese firm amid impeachment row
Trump loyalist accused of being president’s ‘eyes and ears’ after crashing closed-door impeachment hearingTrump loyalist accused of being president’s ‘eyes and ears’ after crashing closed-door impeachment hearing
Renewables overtake hydrocarbons in UK electricity generation: studyRenewables overtake hydrocarbons in UK electricity generation: study
Some states celebrate indigenous people instead of ColumbusSome states celebrate indigenous people instead of Columbus
The 100 best albums of the 21st centuryThe 100 best albums of the 21st century
Leaders
Donald-TrumpDonald Trump
45th President of the United States of America
Mike-PenceMike Pence
Vice President of the United States
Boris-JohnsonBoris Johnson
British Prime Minister
Angela-MerkelAngela Merkel
Chancellor of Germany
Emmanuel-MacronEmmanuel Macron
President of France
Justin-TrudeauJustin Trudeau
Prime Minister of Canada
Nancy-PelosiNancy Pelosi
Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
Barack-ObamaBarack Obama
44th U.S. President
Theresa-MayTheresa May
Member of Parliament of the United Kingdom
Vladimir-PutinVladimir Putin
Russian President
Shinzo-AbeShinzō Abe
Prime Minister of Japan
Related Stories
Stephen Colbert and Conan OBrien pay tribute to the late, great Ric OcasekStephen Colbert and Conan O'Brien pay tribute to the late, great Ric Ocasek
Comedian Randy Rainbow Releases Latest Trump Satire Music Video: ‘Cheeto Christ Stupid Czar’ (Video)Comedian Randy Rainbow Releases Latest Trump Satire Music Video: ‘Cheeto Christ Stupid Czar’ (Video)
Greta Thunberg Tops List Of 10 Bravest Icons – According To KidsGreta Thunberg Tops List Of 10 Bravest Icons – According To Kids
Album Review: Tool’s ‘Fear Inoculum’Album Review: Tool’s ‘Fear Inoculum’
Octo Octa: Resonant Body review – upbeat, free-spirited electronicaOcto Octa: Resonant Body review – upbeat, free-spirited electronica
Prom 70: Jonny Greenwood/BBCNOW /Daniel Pioro/Brunt review – challenging and intenseProm 70: Jonny Greenwood/BBCNOW /Daniel Pioro/Brunt review – challenging and intense
A YouTuber and a U-Haul full of strangers: Inside the final attempt to storm Area 51A YouTuber and a U-Haul full of strangers: Inside the final attempt to storm Area 51
Afghan Taliban Stronger Than Ever After U.S. Spends $900 BillionAfghan Taliban Stronger Than Ever After U.S. Spends $900 Billion
Daniel Johnston: a potent, profoundly moving songwriterDaniel Johnston: a potent, profoundly moving songwriter
Brad Pitt Talks Quitting Drinking, AA Meetings After Pain Of Angelina Jolie SplitBrad Pitt Talks Quitting Drinking, AA Meetings After 'Pain' Of Angelina Jolie Split
Latest News
Incel violence is horrific, but Joker is complex, and doesnt take sides'Incel' violence is horrific, but Joker is complex, and doesn't take sides
Bill Turnbull Was ‘Cross’ Over BBC’s ‘Unfair’ Decision To Uphold Complaint Against BBC Breakfast Colleague Naga MunchettyBill Turnbull Was ‘Cross’ Over BBC’s ‘Unfair’ Decision To Uphold Complaint Against BBC Breakfast Colleague Naga Munchetty
Countdown’s Nick Hewer Reveals He Was Asked To Do Strictly This Year - And The Reason He Said NoCountdown’s Nick Hewer Reveals He Was Asked To Do Strictly This Year - And The Reason He Said No
1 In 4 Women Still Fear Theyd Be Fired For Reporting Sexual Harassment1 In 4 Women Still Fear They'd Be Fired For Reporting Sexual Harassment
The Latest: Pence heads to Mideast as Turkey attacks KurdsThe Latest: Pence heads to Mideast as Turkey attacks Kurds
Joe Bidens son Hunter announces resignation from Chinese firm amid impeachment rowJoe Biden's son Hunter announces resignation from Chinese firm amid impeachment row
Trump loyalist accused of being president’s ‘eyes and ears’ after crashing closed-door impeachment hearingTrump loyalist accused of being president’s ‘eyes and ears’ after crashing closed-door impeachment hearing
Renewables overtake hydrocarbons in UK electricity generation: studyRenewables overtake hydrocarbons in UK electricity generation: study
Some states celebrate indigenous people instead of ColumbusSome states celebrate indigenous people instead of Columbus
The 100 best albums of the 21st centuryThe 100 best albums of the 21st century
Leaders
Donald-TrumpDonald Trump
45th President of the United States of America
Mike-PenceMike Pence
Vice President of the United States
Boris-JohnsonBoris Johnson
British Prime Minister
Angela-MerkelAngela Merkel
Chancellor of Germany
Emmanuel-MacronEmmanuel Macron
President of France
Justin-TrudeauJustin Trudeau
Prime Minister of Canada
Nancy-PelosiNancy Pelosi
Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
Barack-ObamaBarack Obama
44th U.S. President
Theresa-MayTheresa May
Member of Parliament of the United Kingdom
Vladimir-PutinVladimir Putin
Russian President
Shinzo-AbeShinzō Abe
Prime Minister of Japan
KTLA anchor Chris Burrous dies at 43
Instagram update 2018: What is the new Instagram update, is it coming back?
Nationwide internet outage hits CenturyLink customers
Israeli novelist Amos Oz dies aged 79
'Black Mirror: Bandersnatch': Here's What Critics And Fans Are Saying About The New Game-Changing Episode
NASA wants you to celebrate New Years with its New Horizons space probe
Kim Kardashian slammed over North West's lipstick
Putin Says 'Invulnerable' New Hypersonic Nuclear Missile Is Ready For Deployment
Miley Cyrus confirms secret wedding to Liam Hemsworth
Secret new ‘Black Mirror’ movie now has a trailer, release date
Ariana Grande FaceTimes With Her Estranged Father on Christmas
Box Office: 'Aquaman' Hits $106M; 'Holmes & Watson' Gets D+ CinemaScore
How your holiday travel plans will be impacted by the partial federal government shutdown
Liverpool goes six points clear in EPL as Man City loses at Leicester
Russia: Hole drilled from inside Int'l Space Station capsule
Meghan Markle, Prince Harry join Kate Middleton, Prince William for Christmas Day service amid feud rumors
Kendall Jenner Has A Hilarious Response To Being Left Out Of Kardashian Christmas Card
Trump asks 7-year-old, 'Are you still a believer in Santa?'
Us trailer: How to watch the trailer for Jordan Peele's new horror movie
SpaceX closes out year with successful GPS satellite launch
Pete Davidson gets VIP treatment at Machine Gun Kelly concert a week after disturbing post
Miley Cyrus Sent Ariana Grande the Sweetest Text After Her Split from Pete Davidson
Kourtney Kardashian And Sofia Richie Look Like They're Best Friends On Christmas Vacation Together (PHOTOS)
Stocks plummet after Steven Mnuchin's odd statement fails to calm markets
Box Office: 'Aquaman' Opens to $67M; 'Mary Poppins' Edges Past 'Bumblebee'
Rihanna Gives Fans An Album Update
President Trump not going to change mind on Syria, even after resignations: Mulvaney
Carl Frampton not ready to make a hasty decision on his boxing future
Drone footage shows damage caused by Indonesian tsunami – video
Christmas mail? Sure. But, also, Happy Festivus!
Watch SpaceX launch its final Falcon 9 rocket of the year for the Air Force
LadBaby scores 2018 Christmas No 1 with ode to sausage rolls
Patrick Frazee, the fiancé of missing Colorado mom Kelsey Berreth, is arrested and booked in her murder
'Bird Box' is 'scary-ish': What critics say about Sandra Bullock's blindfolded Netflix drama
Mars: Pictures reveal 'winter wonderland' on the red planet
Elon Musk is the first influencer CEO
Michelle Obama wears $4K thigh-high Balenciaga glitter boots on book tour
Dr. Drew Says Pete Davidson Must Avoid Ariana Grande Because His Life Depends on It
Hold up, Beyonce did not release new music
Andy Cohen reveals he’s welcoming a baby via surrogate
Winter solstice 2018 coincides with full Moon, meteor shower: Everything you need to know
Barack Obama Delights Children As Santa In Surprise Visit To Hospital
Paris Hilton keeping 20-carat engagement ring
Rachel McAdams went haute couture with a breast pump
Wounded Warrior's GoFundMe Page For Border Wall at $3.9 Million So Far
New England Patriots receiver Josh Gordon says he is stepping away to focus on mental health
Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson Suit Up in ‘Men in Black International’ First Trailer
Vladimir Putin tells Theresa May to 'fulfil will of people' on Brexit
Gatwick flights remain suspended as drones reappear over runway
Ariana Grande recreates ‘Saturday Night Live’ Christmas sketch days after ex Pete Davidson's alarming post
Selena Gomez reappears in Instagram for first time since entering treatment facility
Meghan Markle Reunites With Kate Middleton Amid Feud Rumors
Report: Facebook Allowed Spotify to Read Your Private Messages
‘Banksy’ artwork referencing steelworks appears in Port Talbot
How Emily Blunt's version of Mary Poppins compares to Julie Andrews'
Labour MP Fiona Onasanya Found Guilty Over Speeding Points Switch
PMQs: Does Corbyn call May a 'stupid woman'?
First look at Will Smith as the Genie in ‘Aladdin’ live-action movie
US plans complete withdrawal of troops from Syria, Trump declares ISIS defeated
Watch Miley Cyrus Cover Ariana Grande's 'No Tears Left to Cry'
Pete Davidson's friends rally to his side
Sandra Bullock, 54, Looks Half Her Age In High Slit Dress & Sexy High Boots Before ‘Late Show’ Taping
Cardi B performs 'I Like It' at senior center and gets asked out on a date
Woman claims underage relationship with Woody Allen in 1970s
SpaceX to launch US spy satellite
On his 75th birthday, a look at Keith Richards' outlandish, quirky quotes over the years
José Mourinho sacked by Manchester United after worst start in 28 years
Diddy celebrates the late Kim Porter with Jay-Z, Beyoncé
Nicki Minaj blocks Meek Mill on social media
President Trump rails against NBC after 'Saturday Night Live' sketch
Colin Kroll, co-founder of HQ Trivia, found dead
Miss Universe 2018: Catriona Gray, from the Philippines, claims crown as first transgender contestant fails to make top 20
Zlatan Ibrahimovic hints at extending LA Galaxy stay
Champions League: PSG await for Mourinho and Liverpool face Bayern
Thomas Markle Says He Has Been 'Ghosted' By Meghan And Begs For Contact
Malaysia Charges Goldman Sachs, 2 Employees in 1MDB Probe
Charlie Austin rises highest as Saints sink Arsenal in five-goal thriller
See Matt Damon, Leslie Jones Have Heated Argument About Weezer on ‘SNL’
Obamacare Will 'Likely' Survive Judge's Ruling, Obama Tweets
Katie Taylor beats Eva Wahlstrom to defend world titles in New York
Disney actor Stoney Westmoreland fired after arrest
Pete Davidson makes brief appearance on 'SNL' after troubling Instagram post
Offset Crashes Cardi B’s Set at Rolling Loud Festival (Watch)
William and Kate WILL spend Christmas Day with Harry and Meghan and the Queen at Sandringham
Trump names budget director Mick Mulvaney acting chief of staff
The Mule Feels Like Clint Eastwood's Magnum Opus
Jennifer Lawrence Denies Harvey Weinstein's Alleged Claim That They Slept Together
Embattled interior secretary Ryan Zinke steps down after series of scandals
No casualties after large fire breaks out at Chester zoo
Ellen DeGeneres Politely Explains to James Corden That 'Bless Your Heart' Is Actually an Insult
Miss USA apologizes after comments about Cambodian contestant spark backlash
Meghan and Harry Might Spend Christmas Morning Apart Thanks to This WILD Royal Rule
Cohen says Trump knew hush-money payments to Stormy Daniels, Karen McDougal were wrong
'Imagine' is Ariana Grande's steamy follow-up to 'Thank U, Next'
Nancy Wilson, Grammy-winning jazz singer, dies at 81
Tony Blair Says Brexiteers Fear A Second Referendum Based on 'Facts'
J Hus Sentenced To 8 Months In Prison After Pleading Guilty To Possession Of A Knife
McCain replacement Sen. Jon Kyl resigning at end of year
Community works to make compassion the theme of Sandy Hook anniversary
Jennifer Lopez's Red Carpet Dress Will Leave You Breathless
Is The 'Ellen' Show Coming To An End? DeGeneres Speaks Out
Theresa May confirms she will not lead Tories into next election
Trump denies he directed Michael Cohen to 'break the law'
Look Up! Gleaming Geminid Meteor Shower of 2018 Peaks Tonight
The Rock Hall finally got it right -- thanks to its legendary 2019 class
Mars lander takes a selfie
4 Things to Watch for at the SAG Nominations
Ellen Pompeo calls out Kathie Lee Gifford’s drinking before ‘Today’ exit announcement
Google CEO Had To Explain To Congress Why Googling 'Idiot' Shows Donald Trump
May could offer to stand down before election to win support in confidence vote
2 earthquakes shake Southeastern US
What is the best app to download videos from Twitter?
Space station crew to inspect mysterious hole on 6-hour spacewalk
Meghan Markle breaks royal tradition again at British Fashion Awards
Sarah Hyland: Modern Family star reveals second kidney transplant
Sonic the Hedgehog movie poster unveiled
Google CEO Sundar Pichai must answer why it won't support US military: Rep. Goodlatte
Jimmy Dean recalls more than 29,000 pounds of sausage over metal fears
Time magazine names Jamal Khashoggi and persecuted journalists 'person of the year'
Germany’s ruling party selects new chair to succeed Angela Merkel, who remains chancellor
Who is Mason Greenwood? Manchester United youngster in profile as he trains with first team before Valencia game
Meghan Markle loses another top aide amid rumors of being demanding
Kim Kardashian West: Kris Jenner feared I would be a 'crazy drug addict' after ecstasy
Britain's Theresa May delays key Brexit vote
Accused Russian spy Maria Butina appears to reach plea deal
Britain’s long tradition of respect for human rights is under threat | Sadiq Khan and Matthew Turner
Hailey Baldwin Calls Out Negative People 'Tearing Apart' Her Relationship With Justin Bieber
More than 1,300 were arrested and dozens injured after violent anti-government protests engulfed France
Kushner advised Saudi crown prince after Khashoggi killing
'SNL': Jason Momoa resurrects his 'Game of Thrones' character Khal Drogo
Raheem Sterling accuses media of ‘fuelling racism’ after alleged abuse
J.Lo and A-Rod get ready for Christmas with their kids
Tesla's Elon Musk: 'I don't really want to adhere to some CEO template'
'Man is a king': controversial star Buju Banton comes home to Jamaica
Jennifer Aniston Calls Marriages To Brad Pitt And Justin Theroux 'Very Successful'
Ex-MLB players Luis Valbuena, Jose Castillo die in car crash
John Lennon was ‘absolutely devastated’ of losing his mother in a tragic road accident, book reveals
Ariana Grande's Woman of the Year Speech at Billboard Women in Music 2018
Kevin Hart steps down as Oscars host after three days of controversy
William Barr to be nominated as US attorney general
Grammys 2019 Nominations Announced: Cardi B, Lady Gaga And Janelle Monáe Among Top Nominees
Manchester United 'very happy' with José Mourinho, says Jorge Mendes
First official Avengers 4 trailer prepares for the emotional end
Jimmy Kimmel’s daughter used Jennifer Aniston’s backyard as a bathroom
SpaceX Falcon 9 boosts Dragon cargo ship to orbit, first stage misses landing target
Donald Trump Makes No Effort To Greet Jimmy Carter, The Oldest Living President, At Bush Funeral
'Black Panther' breaks through at Golden Globes, with an eye on Oscars
So, Pete Davidson Reportedly Blocked Ariana Grande on Social Media
Nigel Farage quits UKIP over its 'extremism' and 'street activism'
Katie Price avoids bankruptcy by agreeing to pay debts
Liam Fox Claims MPs May Try To 'Steal Brexit From The People'
Cardi B 'no longer together' with Offset
Megyn Kelly’s freelance staff to lose jobs as she preps to collect $30M
National Republican Congressional Committee suffered ‘cyber intrusion,’ spokesman says
Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas share pictures from their gorgeous wedding
UK government found in contempt of Parliament over Brexit legal advice
Netflix Will Keep ‘Friends’ Through Next Year in a $100 Million Agreement
Kate Middleton Looks Festive in Plaid for Military Christmas Party With Prince William
Ariana Grande Begs Fans To Leave Pete Davidson Alone: ‘I Care Deeply About Pete’
'I am a Tariff Man': Trump threatens to restart trade war if China talks fail
Here’s what will be closed Wednesday for George H.W. Bush’s funeral
ITV Good Morning Britain: Piers Morgan SLAMS ‘piece of work’ Meghan Markle in heated rant
Review: 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' rides Emmy wins to a spitfire of a second season
Bush tribute erupts into shouting match between Meghan McCain and Joy Behar on 'The View'
Jenna Dewan still believes in love after Channing Tatum split
Kim Kardashian calls Kourtney Kardashian ‘ruthless’
Ukraine ports 'partially unblocked' by Russia, Kiev says
Body found in Costa Rica amid search for Miami woman, 36
Victoria's Secret Fashion Show drops to lowest ratings ever
CNN panel trashes Trump after Capitol visit to honor George H.W. Bush
Why George H.W. Bush wanted Trump at his funeral
Michelle Obama says Queen told her that royal protocol is 'rubbish'
Mueller may be poised to lift the lid of his investigation
Kanye West Apologizes for 'Cher Show' Mishap
This was Bradley Cooper’s inspiration for singing in ‘A Star Is Born’
Kendall Jenner bonds with Ben Simmons’ mom in skintight plastic pants
Has Ariana Grande given up on love — or was she just hungry?
Madonna goes after Lady Gaga in latest Instagram
Trump is building a new liberal world order, says Pompeo
'Our leaders are like children,' school strike founder tells climate summit
Martin Sorrell's S4 buys ad firm MightyHive in $150m deal
Britain can legally cancel Brexit. That’s EU advice – but will parliament agree?
Mafia 'godfather' among 45 alleged mobsters held in Sicily
Italy's M5S sacks entire board of health experts, sparking political interference concerns
Football star Ada Hegerberg asked to twerk after inaugural women's Ballon d'Or win
Victoria Beckham pictures: Designer joins husband David Beckham at Haig Club House Party
MACRON BUCKLES: Weak French President CAVES IN as riots and rebels force red-faced u-turn
UK can stop article 50 without EU approval, top ECJ adviser says
NASA probe reaches Bennu – asteroid that could one day hit Earth
Israel begins operation to expose Hezbollah 'attack tunnels' on Lebanon border
Kate Middleton And Meghan Markle 'Feud' Questioned By Everyday Sisters-In-Law
Strictly Come Dancing's Stacey Dooley Trades Kevin Clifton For Aljaž Škorjanec As She Joins Live Tour
Samsung Nigeria tweets update using Apple iPhone
Protest-hit France 'to halt fuel tax rise'
Pete Davidson describes online 'bullying' after Ariana Grande split
YouTube top earners: The seven-year-old making $22m
George HW Bush funeral: Trump pays respects at US Capitol
Michelle Obama on ‘leaning in’: ‘Sometimes that shit doesn’t work’
Missing Emirati princess 'planned escape for seven years'
Manchester City may face Champions League ban after Uefa FFP investigation
Close