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Need that new music cd now? Get going to any one of these Canada HMV music store locations and see what you can find.

The Alberta white pages show seven HMV Music Store Canada outlets in major shopping centres around the city.

You'll find these music stores in Calgary are well distributed around town and most are placed near major routes and transit so getting to one should be quite easy.

So where are the HMV music Canada - Calgary stores? You might ask.

Have a look at this Calgary City map and the list of music stores in Calgary below.

Canada HMV Music Store

HMV music store Calgary listings

  1. Chinook Centre
    6455 MacLeod Trail SW
  2. Market Mall
    3625 Shaganappi Trail NW
  3. North Hill Centre
    14 St & 16 Ave NW
  4. Signal Hill
    Sarcee Trail & Richmond Road SW
  5. Southcentre
    100 Anderson Rd SE
  6. Sunridge Mall
    2525 36 Street NE,
  7. TD Square
    317 7 Avenue SW

HMV corporate logo UK

What do the letters HMV in "Canada HMV music store" stand for anyway? Believe it or not, it is an acronym for the title of a painting which became one of the most well-known corporate logos in the music business.

The image shows a dog, Nipper, peering into the cone-shaped loudspeaker of an ancient phonograph, the Gramophone. He looks as he is asking "How'd he get in there?". The picture is called His Master's Voice.

It has long been associated with RCA and Victor. Companies which operated in North America, before merging. HMV is British. The history of ownership here is a mess, and out of it came JVC from Japan as well, standing for Japanese Victor Company.

RCA still uses the image, even though the trademarks have expired in the 90's and it has fallen into public domain.

HMV moved into Calgary and the rest of Canada by buying a national chain called Mr. Sound in about 1987. The parent company of the Canada HMV music store chain operates in the UK as HMV Group plc. They tried a few US stores, but found competition too stiff there.

Good thing we have these Calgary HMV stores. Go back from Canada HMV Music Store to the Internet Site Map web page, or visit the Calgary City Maps homepage.

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