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hmv Canada Celebrates CCMA Award Nomination and FanFest Sponsorship

As a Leading Voice of the Country's Music Industry, hmv Canada is Proud to Be Nominated for Retailer of the Year and to Partner With the Canadian Country Music Association(R) to Sponsor CCMA FanFest

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 07/22/14 -- The 2014 Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) Awards nominees have been announced, and hmv Canada, the nation's premiere retail destination for music and entertainment is thrilled to receive a nomination for Retailer of the Year. The 2014 CCMA Awards Broadcast will be celebrated live on Sunday, September 7 in Edmonton, Alberta.

Along with this nomination, hmv Canada is once again proud to support the CCMA as a sponsor of Jiffy Lube FanFest. This free, larger than life festival is held at West Edmonton Mall, Ice Palace, and takes place during Country Music Week in Edmonton, Alberta on Saturday, September 6, 2014. The event will feature performances and photo opportunities with some of the biggest names in Canadian country music. hmv Canada will be onsite as the official event retailer.

For a full list of artists appearing at Jiffy Lube FanFest visit www.ccma.org. CCMA Awards not presented during the CCMA Awards Broadcast will be announced at the CCMA Industry Lunch & Awards on Friday, September 5 and the CCMA Gala Dinner and Awards on Saturday, September 6, both in Edmonton, Alberta.

About hmv Canada

hmv Canada's first store opened in 1986, from which it has grown to become a Canadian entertainment market leader with 108 stores from Newfoundland to British Columbia, including flagship locations in Toronto, Edmonton, and Montreal. hmv Canada is an innovator in its market, launching in 2009 hmvdigital.ca its digital music store, in 2010, the purehmv customer rewards program, which has attracted over 1.5 million paid cardholders. hmv has been named Canadian Music Retailer of the Year for the past 21 years, and has also been recognized as the Canadian Entertainment Network DVD Retailer of the Year. In July 2011, Re:Capital Canada, a subsidiary of Hilco Capital, acquired hmv Canada from the UK's HMV Group plc.

About the Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA®)

Established in 1976, the CCMA is a membership-based, not-for-profit organization committed to the promotion and recognition of Canadian country music. Built upon the foundation to educate, elevate and celebrate Canadian talent, the CCMA progressively heralds the spirit, community and creativity that country music fosters through year-round initiatives, culminating every fall with Country Music Week and the CCMA Awards.

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