That’s according to its owner, Hilco Capital, which has announced healthy Christmas trading stats – which help power some impressive full-year numbers.
The firm said that HMV’s like-for-like sales of CDs rose by 1.5% during the whole of 2014. Sales of vinyl albums leapt 170% to the highest levels since the mid-1990s.
HMV’s annual like-for-like DVD and BluRay sale also rose 0.5%, despite a wider market decline.
Total sales for HMV in 2014 reached £365.7m.
The retailer says it did especially well in the two weeks before Christmas, accounting for 1 in 3 DVD or CD sold in the country, making it the UK’s largest physical music and film retailer.
Paul McGowan, chief executive of Hilco, said: “HMV has captured more and more market share in a year when major new movie releases have been scarce and there have been only a few major album successes.
“With a bumper year of new releases already planned for 2015 we expect to have overall growth in like-for-like DVD and BluRay sales as well as continued growth in the physical music sector with vinyl also expected to continue its revival.”Music Business Worldwide