Published Mar 19, 2015If you've ever shopped for music online, there's a good chance that you've browsed the digital shelves of long-running retailer Insound. Those days are almost over, however, as the online retailer has announced its closure.
Yesterday (March 18), Stereogum reported that Insound would be closing. Now, the retailer has confirmed this news with a pair of tweets, revealing that it will shut at the end of this month.
You might have already heard,… and it's true.— Insound (@Insound) March 19, 2015
Insound has been around since 1999, and it was a notable player in the resurgence of vinyl in recent years. It also sells CDs, tapes, and various box sets and bundles.
After 16 years of slinging vinyl, we are sad to say that due to corporate cost-cutting measures, we'll be closing at the end of the month.— Insound (@Insound) March 19, 2015
Although the Brooklyn-based site was closely associated with indie music, it was purchased in 2008 by Warner Music Group (via that company's Alternative Distribution Alliance). So when Insound notes that it is being "closed due to corporate cost-cutting measures," this presumably means that Warner is connected to the shuttering in some way.