Three of Canada’s largest music retailers take spite to a whole new level by pulling all Rolling Stones products from their shelves because Best Buy / Future Shop will have an exclusive deal on a forthcoming DVD set.
Toronto — At least three of the country’s largest music retailers pulled Rolling Stones CDs, DVDs, T-shirts and other merchandise off store shelves Tuesday to protest an exclusivity deal with Best Buy and Future Shop.
That means anyone looking to buy Bridges to Babylon or Exile on Main Street at HMV’s 100 stores, Music World’s 102 or Sunrise Records’ 30 will be out of luck.
The move comes after the band’s management made a deal to sell the upcoming release of the Four Flicks DVD exclusively through the big box retailer.
The four-disc DVD, due out Nov. 11, documents the Forty Licks tour, which passed through parts of Canada earlier this year. Special features include behind-the-scenes footage of the band’s Toronto rehearsals. It will retail for $39.99 exclusively at the 16 Best Buy and 107 Future Shop stores across Canada until at least early next year.
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