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HMV is an iconic British entertainment retailer of physical media, including CDs, DVDs, Blu-rays, vinyl, books, toys and other pop-culture merchandise. HMV stands for His Master’s Voice and the first store was opened by the Gramophone Company on London’s Oxford Street in 1921. It was rescued in 2019 by Canadian tycoon Doug Putman, who owns record store chain Sunrise Records and HMV Canada. HMV also owned bookstore Waterstones from 1998 until 2001 and took over a number of former Zavvi stores in 2009. The retailer still owns indie store Fopp, which has also been taken over by Putman, but only a handful of Fopp shops remain open.