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Information about HMV Aberdeen and why HMV got its name and why the logo is of a dog listening to a gramophone:

HMV Aberdeen is conveniently located on Union Street with entrances to the shop at Union Bridge and within the mall Trinity Shopping Centre. There is convenient parking at the Mall Trinity Centre car park and HMV can be found on the 1st floor. Access from the car park is via lifts or stairs. The doors to the Trinity Centre entrance are always kept open during the opening hours of the shopping centre. This makes the store ideal for disabled shoppers and for those pushing a buggy or pushchair. The shelves and items for sale are on one floor. Nearby shops include Waterstones Bookshop and Superdrug. Aberdeen Pizza Hut is above HMV.

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HMV Website

The HMV website at with special internet offers such as buy three DVDs for just £15 or three CDs for just £10 and other low prices. HMV online gives you free fast home delivery within the UK. Please note though that HMV entered administration in January 2013.

HMV Online

HMV online is one of the UK's leading specialist retailer of Music, chart singles, chart album CDs, DVD and Video, Computer Games and related products like books, I-pods and T-shirts. is the online arm of HMV: Top Dog for Music, DVD and Games! They are instantly recognisable by their logo of the white dog listening to the old fashioned gramophone. The name of the dog at HMV is called Nipper. There is more information about Nipper and the HMV company logo further below this review.

HMV Aberdeen sells CDs by category such as Dance and Urban, Easy Listening, Folk, Jazz and Blues and Rock and Pop.

DVDs are sold by genre such as Science Fiction, Horror, Adult, New Releases and Television.

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Contact Address Telephone Number and Website For HMV
The Mall Trinity Shopping Centre
Unit 15
113 Union Bridge
AB11 6BE

Telephone (01224) 593535

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HMV organise events and entertainment for their customers throughout their UK stores. This includes autograph signings, meeting bands and pop stars and small free concerts. For example in 2005 HMV Aberdeen gave a small concert for Aberdonians by Texas.

Opening Times of HMV

HMV Aberdeen opening hours are:
Monday: 9am - 6pm
Tuesday: 9am - 6pm
Wednesday: 9am - 6pm
Thursday: 9am - 8pm
Friday: 9am - 6pm
Saturday: 9am - 6pm
Sunday: 11am - 5pm

His Master's Voice

The abbreviation HMV means His Master's Voice and originated in 1899. HMV was a famous record label prior to becoming one of the UK’s leading music and home entertainment retailers. Their corporate image and trademark was of a white fox terrier dog called Nipper listening through the ear of a wind up gramophone. It was from a painting by English artist Francis Barraud which was titled His Master's Voice. It was bought from the artist in 1899 by the newly-formed Gramophone Company. The dog belonged to his brother and Francis Barraud cared for Nipper when his brother, Mark, died. He also inherited a cylinder phonograph and recordings of his brother’s voice. Nipper would listen intently down the trumpet to his former master’s voice when these recordings were played. This gave Francis Barraud the idea for his canvas painting. The Gramophone Company (the earlier name for HMV) purchased the copyright of the painting on the condition that the artist change the disc machine to one of their gramophone models. The image was first used in 1900.

On the 1 April 2007 HMV announced that Nipper would be replaced by Gromit the Wallace and Gromit plasticine cartoon character by animator Nick Park. Gromit would be pictured on the HMV Logo next to the gramophone for three months to promote the HMV Children's range. The press release for this news story went out on April Fool's Day.

The History of HMV

The Gramophone Company opened the first UK shop in London in 1921 and was called HMV. The Gramophone Company eventually became EMI and also owned RCA and then the UK chain of music shops became known as HMV as did the chains in Ireland, Canada, Australia, and Japan.

The company bought the Ottakers book chain which then became the Waterstone's chain of bookshops and then merged them with Dillons. In 2002 it floated on the London Stock Exchange as HMV Group plc, leaving EMI with only a token holding.

There are now over 400 HMV stores worldwide.

The HMV company operates around 200 stores in key shopping locations nationwide, such as Oxford Street in London, Manchester, Birmingham, Brighton, Newcastle, Horsham, Cardiff, Dublin and Belfast. Other HMV Scottish branches include Glasgow at Argylle Street,

The HMV Group has stores in Canada, Hong Kong and Canada.

Jobs at HMV

Job vacancies for HMV Aberdeen are advertised locally in the Evening Express and Press and Journal papers and also the local job centre. There are work opportunities at Christmas for seasonal staff. HMV look for employees who love and have a great knowledge of music, films and entertainment.

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