With the convenience of digital music sales like iTunes or subscription services like Spotify, music listeners can often be swayed out of buying physical copies of their favorite bands or artists. Although CD sales have significantly dropped in the last decade, sales are showing a resurgence in vinyl among listeners. Some listeners say that the quality of vinyl can’t be matched by CDs or the digital format while others believe that the recent popularity of vinyl boils down to the intimate experience that records provide.
Don’t take our word for it, though. The numbers speak for themselves!
In 2013, records show that sales climbed to 6 million units after only being approximately one million units back in 2007. To find a great vinyl selection here in Waterloo, ON, Orange Monkey Music has been the go-to spot for decades. To continue our small business blog series, Dr. K. Ashraf takes a break from his usual oral health and dental implant blogs to give local readers a brief look at this record shop here in Waterloo.
Vinyl has only recently made a comeback in the last few years, but Orange Monkey Music has been a long-standing record store through it all. This record shop has been a vital spot for music lovers in the community since it first opened up in 1993. You can find this local record store in the heart of Uptown Waterloo at 5 Princess Street W, across the street from Princess Cinema. Orange Monkey is in an old-style building, which adds to the overall vintage feel of the shop.
Walking into this shop, you’ll immediately notice their impressive selection of records covering plenty of genres. There are records tucked into every nook and cranny of this shop, giving you plenty of choices to browse through. However, the shop is also very well organized if you have something specific in mind. Regardless of your taste in music, we’re sure you’ll be able to find something to fall in love with at Orange Monkey Music. Their vast collection of records covers plenty of genres ranging from classical to punk. They also have a great selection of rare, used, and new vinyl to suit every customer’s needs.
If you can’t find what you’re looking for, simply ask one of the friendly staff members. The staff members at Orange Monkey Music are knowledgeable about more than happy to help you find anything that you may be looking for. If you’re unable to find something you’re looking for, just let the shop know and they will special order it for you. You can call, email or drop by in person to get them to special order something specific for you.
Orange Monkey Music has more to offer than just great vinyl records. They also have a selection of other music-related treasures. Customers will also be able to find CDs, tapes, eight-tracks, toys, collectibles, posters, t-shirts, music accessories, cleaning kits, and concert tickets. They also have a selection of movies, which includes options like cult classics, rare concert tapes, collectibles, and box sets.
Overall, we’d highly recommend this local record shop for music lovers here in Waterloo. This record shop is the perfect place to pick up your favorite album or dig through their collection to find a hidden treasure. To find out more about this local shop, visit the Orange Monkey Music website.
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