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Amoeba Music Launches a GoFundMe Campaign In a Desperate Bid to Survive

Famed music-store brand Amoeba Music is facing an uncertain future because of economic strains from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic—so much so that its co-founder, Marc Weinstein, has created a GoFundMe page asking fans for emergency assistance. The GoFundMe campaign is aptly titled “Amoeba Needs Help To Survive,” and its description opens with a brief history […]

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Taylor Swift Keeps a Struggling Indie Record Store In Nashville Afloat

Photo Credit: Kevin Laminto Taylor Swift is helping to keep an indie record store in the heart of Nashville alive during the coronavirus pandemic. Nashville’s mayor issued a stay-at-home order, which has changed the way retail outlets operate. Many employees were sent home as they were considered non-essential. Grimey’s owners thought they might need to […]

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Apple Stores In Lockdown; Apple Employee Tests Positive In Culver City Campus

An Apple Store in Beijing (photo: Kaiyu Wu) Apple has closed its brick-and-mortar stores, and one of the company’s Culver City, California, employees has tested positive for COVID-19. Excepting the 42 Apple stores located in China, 464 Apple locations will be out of commission “until further notice,” according to a message displayed on the company’s […]

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Record Store Day 2020 Postponed Until June Because of the Coronavirus Pandemic

A record store display. (photo: Agnieszka Kowalczyk) Much-anticipated music festivals and multi-thousand guest conferences aren’t the only events that’re being postponed because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Record Store Day, an annual outing that’s enjoyed at independent record stores across the world, has been delayed until June. Record Store Day’s organizers made the announcement via […]

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Record Store Day Heads Into Its Biggest Year Yet — Names Brandi Carlisle ‘Ambassador’

Photo Credit: Unsplash Record Store Day 2020 appears set to thrill vinyl fans and spur considerable sales. And in a testament to just how strong the record (and the record store) is, Grammy-winning singer and songwriter Brandi Carlile is jumping aboard as a brand ambassador. The announcement was made via Record Store Day’s official website. A six-minute-long […]

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Amoeba Hollywood Is Officially Getting Demolished — Tyler, the Creator Offers a Tour of the New Location

Tyler, the Creator touring the new Amoeba location. Amoeba Hollywood’s long-rumored demolition has been confirmed, but the new store will be located just two blocks away.  Amoeba Hollywood — and Tyler, the Creator — took to social media to announce the news. 6200 Hollywood Blvd, located in downtown Hollywood’s “El Centro” complex, will become Amoeba Hollywood’s […]