Music - Virtual Record Stores
A D Music
This is another company that specializes in "electronic, esoteric and unusual
music." They only have a few artists, but most artist have at least 2 CDs.
"Allegro is the largest distributor of independent classical music in America.
Allegro also distributes Jazz, World Music, Nostalgia, Special Effects and Military
Marching Band Music." Most of the music is either on cassette or CD format, and
ordering is easy. For more information call.
Another "ambient music" label.
Mostly stuff by G.G. Allen and one Charles Manson CD. Available on CDs, cassettes and LPs.
Easy to order, and prices are reasonable.
BMG Music Club & Columbia
House Music Club
The BMG site is easy to use and has a frequently asked questions list.
Bad Habits Music
Only two artists so far. More to come.
Big Round Records
Only two artists at the moment. To order, send check or money order.
Black Boot Records
"A new country/roots-focused label based in Seattle, WA." Only one artist at the
moment, but if you're interested in this type of music, you might want to check in every
once in awhile to see what's new.
Small label. Primarily local Pittsburgh bands.
"Seattle scene" type stuff.
This site makes it fairly easy to order. Once you find the artist you want, you just
select the title and put it in your virtual shopping cart.
Claims to be the "largest Internet discount music store." Very easy to navigate.
Another small label with four different artist to choose from. Check or money orders only.
Yet another label of electronic "ambient music". To order you must send check or
money order. Recordings are pressed on vinyl.
Cyber Music Outlet Store
Thousands of CDs at 50% - 80% off retail prices available now on the Internet's first
virtual outlet store for classical, jazz pop, world, new age and blues.
More contemporary jazz.
If you like bands like Fugazi, Lungfish, Beefeater, and Egghunt, this is where you should
look. By the way, not everything they carry is on CD. Some titles are also available on
vinyl. To order music, or to request a catalog, call or write.
Small, independent label with only a few singles on its current roster. If you're
interested in any of the music, please write.
Double-time Jazz Catalog
This is definitely a Jazz-only catalog. Nothing else is covered on this site. Prices are
E C M Records
In addition to selling CDs and cassettes, ECM's site offers information about various
artists and tour dates.
Another label with just one artist. The cool thing is that their one and only CD is $7.95!
What a steal.
East Side Digital Music
$14.98 per CD. Check or money order.
If you're into new age or progressive jazz, this is the place for you. The music is
offered on cassette or CD format and you can order online. Cassettes are $8.00 and CD's
This label has some real hip music, and all CDs are $11.99. Check or money orders only.
This label specializes in '50s R&B from the northwest area.
Now here's a label that actually has more than 2 CDs to offer. They have at the very least
15 CDs to choose from. Some good stuff too. Check or money order.
Global Music Outlet
You will find a little bit of everything here: instrumental, singer/songwriters, unsigned
songwriters, African pop. Plus, their prices are reasonable.
Go Kart Records
Small, but interesting selection. Check or money orders.
Greg's Music World
This virtual catalog has music from every major and not so major Australian artist. Prices
More G.G. Allin and others as well.
Hearts of Space Records
Catalog of New Age recordings. CDs are moderately priced and they have an easy to use
online order form.
Small San Francisco label founded in 1988 that is dedicated to "recording music that
falls somewhere between roots music, indie alternative and modern rock." They have a
nice little collection of music that's worth checking out. Prices are fair and ordering is
Higher Octave Music
Sells CDs and cassettes. The new Neal Schon and the new Jonathan Cain solo albums can be
found on this label, plus dozens of other artists. $15.00 for CDs and $10.00 for
This site provides clear instructions, making it easy to use. Also, prices are good, with
cassettes at $7.50 and CDs $11.50. Most of the artists are relatively unknown (which
explains the prices). But, if you want a change of pace, do yourself a favor and check
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JMS-Records is an independent French label specializing in jazz and progressive rock. CDs
are $15.00 each (including shipping and handling).
Jazz Focus Records
This Canadian record label offers a small (very small) collection of interesting jazz CDs.
However, the selection is new and different and they will soon be adding more CDs. CDs are
Jazz Inspiration Records
Another small Canadian label with some fine jazz. You should take a look.
This is an acoustic label containing, for the most part, music based on hardbop. CDs are
$15.00 each (including shipping and handling).
This is a record label concentrating on jazz with electronic instruments. You might
recognize this music as "fusion" or "contemporary jazz," but this
label doesn't use those terms. CDs are $15.00 each (including shipping and handling).
Online music catalog. Magnetic is an independent record label featuring bands such as,
Monks of Doom, Hieronymus Firebrain, Jack & Jill and others.
This is a very easy to use site. You can order what you find online or fax your order to
them. Simple. Try them, their selection is huge.
Small label with an unusual collection. Average CD cost: $12.99
The Music Express, ETC.
Ordering involves cutting and pasting information about artists and prices. Still, this
site is interesting because its inventory is based on your suggestions.
This site is very easy to use, and if you are into categories, they have plenty of them.
Again, prices are cheap because the artists are relatively unknown.
Music of the World
Music from all over the world. Right now ordering is by phone or mail only (no email yet).
Music Scene International
MSI was created to "respond to the independent labels and individual artists' need
for an affordable way to advertise, promote, distribute and sell their music and other
merchandise directly to their fans."
Noteworthy Music offers a large selection of music, but figuring out how to order is a
Founded in September 1993 by LA-based recording artist and studio musician Michael Paulo.
This is a jazz label aimed at the artist. Average price is $15.98. Checks and money orders
"OZMOZ is a record label that focuses on giving you 'shivers' and physical
Pentagon CDs & Tapes
This is one the most impressive online stores I have come across in some time. I used
there search engine to look up music I was certain they weren't going to carry. And guess
what? They had the music! And usually for $2 or $3 below retail.
If you want the usual top forty or maybe something slighty outside, you owe it to yourself
to check this one out.
If you're looking for the soundtrack to Ed Wood's "Plan 9 from Outer Space," or
maybe Dr. Timothy Leary's "Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out," you will find them here.
Check it out.
More weird stuff for $10 bucks a pop. You can't do better than that. Check or money orders
Not much in this catalog except for three recordings by Richard Bone.
Hip-Hop label with 3 CDs so far at $11.99 apiece. Check or money order only.
Rainy Day Records
Located in Atlanta, Georgia, Rainy Day Records promotes and distributes the music of some
of the southeast's finest musicians. You can order direct.
Solesides Records is a small northern California label with only three artists right now.
Hip-hop is their specialty. Send check or money order.
Soundwire has lots of music in every style. Artists are listed alphabetically, and a
colored dot next to each album title identifies the style of music. Prices are pretty good
and ordering is easy; just click on an order form located on the right- hand side of the
SURREAL TO REAL
This catalog specializes in electronic and synthesizer music. You should contact them for
VINYL RECORD STORES, USA
This is a list of record stores across the U.S. that specialize in dance music (DJs). All
Label specializing in dance/ambient/experimental music. Call for more info or to order
Windham Hill Records
Probably the biggest, and most well known of all the New Age record companies. Phone
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