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Backtracks - Edinburgh

INFORMATION

Stock most genres of music, second hand records, CDs, cassettes, retro games and DVDs. Backtracks do not usually sell unsigned demos but if there is something they really like, they will stock it. Enquire in store regarding help with promoting an event through posters, flyers and social media.

17 Brougham Street
Tollcross
Edinburgh
Midlothian
EH3 9JS
Main Contact – Mr. Robertson

Barnstorm Records - Dumfries

INFORMATION

Barnstorm stock all genres from Metal to Classical music. They often stock unsigned demos from local artists on a sale-or-return basis.

128 Queensberry Street
Dumfries
DG1 1BU
Manager – Gordon 

CODA Music - Edinburgh

INFORMATION

Independent music store stocking new vinyl and CDs. Specialise in Folk, Blues and Country on CD but all genres on vinyl. Will stock unsigned music of all styles.

The Concorde Music Shop - Perth

INFORMATION

Stock new and second hand vinyl, chart CDs and back catalogue covering all genres. Will stock music from local unsigned bands and artists.

Europa Music - Stirling

INFORMATION

Large record shop catering for all tastes on both vinyl and CD. Rack, poster and flyer space available to local bands and artists. Small mail-order service available. Stock Rock, Pop, Metal, Reggae, Grunge, Classical, Prog, Punk, Soul, Funk, Scottish Folk, English and Irish Folk, Jazz-Be-Bop, Modern, Traditional and Soundtracks.

10 Friars Street
Stirling
FK8 1HA
Manager – Ewen Duncan

Fopp - Edinburgh

INFORMATION

Fopp stock music, films & books. Do not currently stock unsigned bands. See Facebook page for further details on future initiatives and in-store events. Fopp Records also has branches in Bristol, Cambridge, Glasgow, London, Manchester, Nottingham and Oxford.

7-15 Rose Street
Edinburgh
Midlothian
EH2 2PR
Manager – Paul 

Fopp - Glasgow

INFORMATION

Fopp stock music, films & books. See Facebook page for further details on future initiatives and in-store events. Don’t currently stock music from unsigned artists, but poster and flyer space is available in-store for local events. Fopp Records have branches in Bristol, Cambridge, Edinburgh, London, Manchester, Nottingham and Oxford. Also has a branch on Byres Street in Glasgow.

19 Union Street
Glasgow
G1 3RB
Manager – Matt Rowe

Groucho's - Dundee

INFORMATION

Stock vinyl, CDs and DVDs across all genres of music. Happy to stock unsigned material on a sale-or-return basis. Also run ticketing agency.

132 Nethergate
Dundee
Angus
DD1 4ED
Main Contact – Alastair Brodie

HMV

INFORMATION

HMV do not generally stock unsigned material. However if the material is strong enough and already has significant local demand, certain flagship stores may stock material on an individual basis. Please note that HMV will not stock unsigned music on a national level. For this to happen acts must have the necessary distribution support in place. See website for future initiatives, in-store events and individual store contact details.

Hog's Head Music - Edinburgh

INFORMATION

Will stock unsigned material. Also happy to advertise gigs and sell tickets at the shop for no extra charge. Buy and sell new and second hand CDs, DVDs and vinyl.

62 South Clerk Street
Edinburgh
EH8 9PS
Main Contact – Tim Keppie

Love Music - Glasgow

INFORMATION

Specialise in Rock music of all kinds, with a positive bias toward Scottish acts. Have sections for Metal, Punk, Americana, Country Rock, Soul, Hip-Hop, Reggae, Jazz, Blues, Electronica, Dance, Soundtracks, World music, plus re-issues, audio books and comedy. Love Music is a big supporter of local music, and will stock unsigned material and display posters and flyers for local events in-store. Ask a member of staff in-store for details.

Mixed Up Records - Glasgow

INFORMATION

Mixed Up Records trades in second hand music on most formats including CD, vinyl, DVDs, as well as music books. Stock thousands of titles covering many genres such as Rock, Pop, Dance, Soul, Jazz, Folk and Classical. Willing to stock unsigned musicians and display posters and flyers for relevant events.

18 Otago Lane
Glasgow
G12 8PB
Main Contact – Peter Ashby

Monorail Music - Glasgow

INFORMATION

Independent record shop specialising in vinyl, as well as stocking CDs, DVDs, cassettes and fanzines. Range of 60s, Electronic, Jazz, Soul, Funk and World music genres. Monorail have a section within the store dedicated to unsigned artists, with CD player/turntable for in-store listening.

12 Kings Court
off King Street
Glasgow
G1 5RB
Proprietor – Dep Downie

NHC Music - Glasgow

INFORMATION

Stock music, books, DVDs and merchandise. Also specialise in promotion and distribution of unsigned and independent artists’ music, merchandise and gig tickets. Organise regular in-store gigs, as well as across other venues in the area.

Unit 4
The Hidden Lane
1103 Argyle Street
Glasgow
G3 8ND
Main Contact – Jamie McDermid

Oxfam Music Shop - Edinburgh

INFORMATION

Specialist charity music shop. Will stock unsigned material but all proceeds go to Oxfam.

64 Raeburn Place
Edinburgh
EH4 1HJ
Main Contact – Jamie Morrison

Record Fayre - Glasgow

INFORMATION

Second hand store buying and selling vinyl across all genres of music. Do not stock unsigned demos but will display flyers and posters in-store.

13-15 Chisholm Street
Glasgow
Lanarkshire
G1 5HA
Proprietor – Paul 

Rub A Dub Records - Glasgow

INFORMATION

Specialise in Dance and Electronic music. Can supply DJ and production equipment, and are happy to offer related advice. Limited rack space for unsigned material. Also operates as an instrument store focusing on Electronic music

35 Howard Street
Glasgow
Lanarkshire
G1 4BA
Assistant Manager – Alex 
Manager – Dan 

Underground Solushn - Edinburgh

INFORMATION

Specialist music suppliers, mainly on vinyl format but also supply CDs, DVDs and cassettes. Stock most genres. Also supply DJ and production equipment, Hi-Fis and accessories, as well as selling tickets. Space in-store for unsigned material.

9 Cockburn Street
Edinburgh
Midlothian
EH1 1BP
Proprietor – George Macdonald

Union Vinyl - Inverness

INFORMATION

Passionate stockists of new and second hand vinyl across most genres. Willing to support local emerging acts through stocking their releases, hosting in-store sessions and displaying posters and flyers for events.

3 Market Brae Steps
Inverness
IV2 3AB
Owner – Nigel 

Unknown Pleasures - Edinburgh

INFORMATION

Rare and collectable vinyl and CDs. Will stock unsigned music on a sale-or-return basis.

110 Canongate
Edinburgh
EH8 8DD
Proprietor – Mike Craig

Vinyl Villains - Edinburgh

INFORMATION

Old-school record shop established in 1983. Specialise in Rock, but also cover all genres of music including Jazz, Blues, Soul, Folk, Country, Soundtracks, Reggae, and Hip-Hop. Vinyl Villains will sometimes stock unsigned material on a sale-or-return basis, enquire in-store.

5 Elm Row
Edinburgh
Midlothian
EH7 4AA
Proprietor – Andy Waters

Voxbox Music - Edinburgh

INFORMATION

Specialise in classic collectable records, mainly Rock, Blues, Punk, Reggae, Jazz and Indie but including Folk and Classical. Also stock new vinyl, Alternative Rock music and Scottish bands and labels. Rack space available to local bands and artists. Prefer vinyl but have an open shelf policy to local bands, with a dedicated section for local CDs and cassettes. Poster and flyer space also available. Mail order service available at the Discogs link above. Also host a weekly radio show on student/community station FreshAir Radio and are always looking for quality new and local music to play. Also set up a spin-off record label in 2014 for local acts that are already making recordings and want to improve their exposure. Contact for more details.

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