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Old 06-04-2009, 12:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm thinking about either working or even interning at a record store. opinions? tips? also i was hoping to talk to people who are currently or have worked at a record store.

this is the place i'm thinking of:
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Old 06-04-2009, 12:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Good luck, record stores tend to hold onto a particular staff forever and can be very reluctant to hire you. A friend of mine because extremely chummy with the owner of a indie store in Vancouver called Scratch Records. He figures he spent $6000 on CDs in one year and was on first name basis with the owner, yet he could never score a job. I've been trying for years at a place in Reno called Recycled Records but they just will not hire anybody. If you are fortunate enough to get your foot in the door, I would highly recommend expanding your tastes to genres that you're not well versed in. If you can help one person with finding a great metal album, then turn around and help somebody with finding a good hip hop or jazz album then it makes you far more useful and further secures your job.
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Old 06-04-2009, 01:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Homer’s Music & Gifts on MySpace Music - Free Streaming MP3s, Pictures & Music Downloads
this is a much better link, also on a slightly different note how would i go about getting my music into their store?
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this is a much better link, also on a slightly different note how would i go about getting my music into their store?
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Old 06-04-2009, 07:14 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Basically everything that Pobody's Nerfect said is right. In addition to that if you're still in school (even university) they probably won't hire you. I've never seen a record store that hires part time. I don't know why you'd want to work at a record store though. It seems to be every teenagers wet dream but in reality it's very boring and if you ever talk about music it's Britney Spears and Nickelback.
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Old 06-05-2009, 02:20 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I don't know why you'd want to work at a record store though. It seems to be every teenagers wet dream but in reality it's very boring and if you ever talk about music it's Britney Spears and Nickelback.
I go to Ohio State and the only kids that still buy records at this school all have a fairly interesting taste in music, so I think it could still be fun working at certain record stores. Working at an F.Y.E (if those are still around) would probably really suck though.
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Old 06-05-2009, 02:37 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Basically everything that Pobody's Nerfect said is right. In addition to that if you're still in school (even university) they probably won't hire you. I've never seen a record store that hires part time. I don't know why you'd want to work at a record store though. It seems to be every teenagers wet dream but in reality it's very boring and if you ever talk about music it's Britney Spears and Nickelback.
on the other hand it's REALLY annoying to be in a record store, establishing that you have a clue about music then having the clerk trying to push their favourite albums on you.

...like the time i asked for some secret chiefs 3 (which they didn't have), picked up a replacement copy of FNM's angel dust, then had to fight to keep some teenagers boner for joy division out of my wallet.
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