Years ago, before Spotify, there were these things called… music stores. A place where prehistoric man would venture out to buy physical product to place into their preferred music box player. While listening in a hypnotic trance, the consumer would hold a little pamphlet, provided with their new purchase, inches from their face reading the microscopic text of the lyrics, cover to cover.
Music Streaming platforms have definitely helped indie artists get their music to the masses, but it’s important not to forget about the music stores. After all, these mom and pop music shops used to be the backbone of the music industry. My personal favorite are the record shops that are in historic buildings located in the downtown district of their small town.
By the way, if you’re an artist or band, you can submit your music to our playlists for free. To submit your music to our Spotify or YouTube Music Playlists, please click the red YouTube button below then fill out the info and we will be in touch if we add your song to our playlist.
This is a list of surviving music stores in the US. Show them some love and go buy some product 🙂 To have your music store added to the list, send us an email from the contact page.