HMV Canada pulls Dylan stock

TORONTO, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- HMV Canada has removed all of Bob Dylan's music from its shelves to protest his album deal with Starbucks.

The chain was angered by the folksinger's 18-month deal with the Seattle-based coffee giant to exclusively sell his new album, "Bob Dylan: Live at the Gaslight 1962," Toronto's Globe and Mail reported.


The album went on sale Aug. 30 at Starbucks' 4,600 shops in the United States and Canada and will not be released to other sales outlets for 18 months.

HMV Canada said it will not return Dylan's albums to its shelves until the Starbucks' window runs out.

The timing couldn't be worse for Dyan and his label, Columbia Records.

Martin Scorsese's documentary, "No Direction Home: Bob Dylan" is making its world premiere Saturday at the Toronto International Film Festival. It will be released on DVD Sept. 20 and run on PBS the following week.

The soundtrack, featuring 26 new tracks comes out next Tuesday along with a companion coffee-table book.

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