Online Indie Music Retailer Insound Will Close This Month
Despite the undeniable resurgence of vinyl in 2014, online indie music retailer Insound will shutter at the end of March. The store confirmed the announcement in a tweet earlier today (March 19), citing "corporate cost-cutting measures" as the cause of its closing:
Founded in 1999 by Christian Anthony, Matt Wishnow and Ari Sass, Insound has sold vinyl, CDs, audio equipment and other merch to diehard fans for 16 years. It helped promote and distribute albums from the likes of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Bright Eyes and more. The online store also fostered a community of indie music fans and conversation with band interviews, video streams and the like.
Insound was acquired by Warner Music Group in 2008. Warner confirmed Insound’s impending closure to Billboard, promising that customers would still receive any and all outstanding orders.
Both artists and music lovers alike took to Twitter to react to the sad news: