The X Factor winner Joe McElderry says that it is "a shame" the HMV store in his home town of South Shields is to close.
The store was the scene of his first big public appearance after winning the competition in 2009.
He told me that walking into a store, browsing and picking up a copy of your favourite artist's song is "what music is all about".
However, he admits most of the music he buys now is online.
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