Vinyl records are not a passing fad anymore, with sales hitting an all time high in 28 years. Behind the numbers are the movers and shakers that include the leaders of record stores. Here, we feature two of such stores and the men and women at their helm.
Indy CD and Vinyl
806 Broad Ripple Ave.
As the name suggests, Indy CD & Vinyl sells brand new and preloved CDs and vinyl records. Considered as the biggest independent music store in Indiana, it houses the largest selection of vinyls in the state. They also sell record players (like those at Random Life Music), needles, accessories, etc. Furthermore, they buy vinyls from anyone while offering store credits for preloved CDs.
Founded by Rick Zeigler in 1993 in Salt Lake City, the brick and mortar store moved to Broad Ripple in 2001. In January 2014, Indy CD & Vinyl was bought from Zeigler by store manager Annie Skinner, together with her husband Andy Skinner and friend Eric Davis. The trio has since led the business in capitalizing on the recent resurgence of vinyl records and related products.
Neat Neat Neat Records and Music
1836 S. Calhoun St.
Like Indy CD & Vinyl, Neat Neat Neat Records and Music sells new and used CDs and vinyl records. It stocks new vinyls from record labels such as Dischord, Secretly Canadian, Daptone, Light In The Attic, Sub Pop, etc. It also sells record players and other audio equipment, and is even an authorized dealer of Pro-Ject Audio Systems, Ortofon, Music Hall, and more. But unlike Indy CD & Vinyl, it not only buys preloved vinyls and CDs, it also purchases carefully used audio equipment.
Neat Neat Neat Records and Music is owned by Morrison Agen, who was actually raised on the southern part of Michigan, at the outskirts of Chicago. He is known as a leader in the Pro Audio industry, and has actually built live sound systems and recording studios for hundreds of clients around the globe. Now, he is running for an Allen County Council at-large seat as a Democrat.