I’m around on 0780 119 4139 to give comments and to try and verify if Gnarls has
made it (should know soon after Sunday lunchtime) if you need to call me – please
advise whoever is covering Sunday.
In the meantime, please find below a quote, which you may wish to use/adapt in the
event of GB making it to no.1.
HMV’s Gennaro Castaldo comments
“This is an exciting development and a watershed in charts history, which show that
legal downloads have truly arrived. ‘Crazy’ is HMV Digital’s biggest-ever selling
download and we’re beginning to see this market really start to take off.
“I doubt this will be a regular occurrence just yet and it doesn’t mean the end of
physical singles for the forseeable future: demand for CD singles and, particularly
7/12″ vinyl remains and record companies are obliged to release these formats under
current chart rules, but you’d have to say that the writing is on the wall.”
Contact: Gennaro Castaldo
HMV Head of Press & PR (UK & Ireland)
Film House, 142 Wardour Street, London W1F 8LN
D: ++44(0) 20 74322033 / H: 020 7244 8085
M: ++44(0)780 1194139