by Mike Masnick
Tue, Jul 14th 2009 12:39am
Apparently, EMI has had enough of independent record stores. Via Digg come reports that EMI has been calling various smaller independent record stores and telling them that it won't sell them product directly any more. Instead, they'll have to source it from third parties -- meaning that it will be more expensive. Basically, this means most of those stores will carry fewer EMI CDs. Of course, some might argue that this won't really mean much, since independent record stores are smaller (and don't always sell as much major label product), but it still seems like an odd choice by EMI. You would think the company would be working overtime to keep the few retail channels pushing its product happy.
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