Landlords catch the Music Zone kiosk bug

Music Zone has been inundated with enquiries about its Music Bug kiosk from potential landlords, indicating that the idea could be a huge hit for the entertainment retailer.

Managing director Russ Grainger said that more than 500 landlords have expressed an interest in Music Bug. The format could also result in a Music Zone presence overseas, with interest coming from Hong Kong and the US.

He said: 'The reaction has been extraordinary. I think it will become a significant part of the business, but it will depend on how the public takes to it.'

Music Bug kiosks will stock up to 2,000 CD and DVD titles, including chart and back catalogue product. Grainger said he is close to signing a deal with a UK airport to take a Music Bug and is also in discussions with railway stations and shopping centres.