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Who are you and your current job :
My father and I share the love of music and wanted to share it with the town of Stony Plain. All proceeds from any donated items are given to local performing arts groups, as well as 5% of our profits. We began in 2015, starting the store from scratch and with hard work and perseverance, we got the job done! We now have a large store full of 10s of thousands of LP’s and CD’s.
In which city are you located?
We are located in small town, Stony Plain, Alberta
What musical styles do you specialize in?
We specialize in basically every genre of music. Rock, Country, and Metal are the top-selling genres.
Can you give a small tour of the music scene in your town?
Stony Plain has many local country artists, as it holds a Bluegrass Festival every year.
What’s it like working in a record shop?
It is a lot of work but really pays off in the end. It is enjoyable sharing the love of music with people coming from all over, hearing their stories and discovering new music on a daily basis!Wonderful and emotional experiences as well, like when people come into the store dying of Cancer or such asking for suggestions of music they can pass to.
What mind-blowing album are you listing right now?
Dimmu Borgir- Puritanical Euphoric MisanthropiaThis is an incredible album.
What does it take for an indie record shop to survive?
We buy large collections whenever we have the opportunity. It takes a lot of willpower and time to sort through and price each and every LP/CD that comes in the door, but seeing the joy on people’s faces when they find their favorite music and specialty items is why we do what we do!
Tips for musicians launching an album?
Have a cool album cover. People are more likely to buy it if the artwork is crazy!Keep the cost down. It may cost a lot to make the CD’s, but to get started people tend to buy them more the less they cost.Perform locally and promote where to get the CDs.Social media posts advertising your product and where to get them!
5 local musician to check out!
Norman Gary Thomas
Blues Puppy Trio
Stephanie Harpe Experience
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Stony Plain [Alberta] city guide x Cassandra Bachor
Restaurant | Cosmic Pizza- I’m pretty sure they make the best pizza ever!
Shopping | There are many small local business to shop at through the town of Stony Plain.