October Events at Amoeba SF & Berkeley

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, October 2, 2016 02:25pm | Post a Comment

It's a proven scientific fact that October is the best month of the year, especially in the Bay Area. Costumes, candy, tricks and treats...and that's just for the adults. Make sure you celebrate with us all month long at Amoeba SF & Berkeley with our free and all-ages in-store shows, special sales, and events!

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September Events at Amoeba SF & Berkeley

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, September 1, 2016 07:49pm | Post a Comment

Is it September already?! Labor Day, Autumn Equinox, back-to-school time...are you ready for all this? Well, we're keeping the summer fun rolling at Amoeba SF & Berkeley with our free and all-ages in-store shows, special sales, and events!

Check out our Bay Area calendar of events for this month below.

If you're looking for Amoeba Hollywood's calendar, click HERE.

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Show Your Pride With Rainbow Amoeba Shirts & Totes

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, June 5, 2016 06:21pm | Post a Comment

Amoeba Music Rainbow Pride Shirt, Tote Bag

June is LGBT Pride month. Whether you plan to celebrate Pride in Los Angeles from June 10-12, in San Francisco from June 25-26, or anywhere in the world, Amoeba Music has your fashion covered. We are proud to reveal our limited edition Rainbow Logo Tote Bag and Rainbow Logo T-Shirt, the perfect accoutrements for your Pride festivities. Both will be on sale Thursday, June 9 through Sunday, June 12, in-store only at Amoeba Music! (Discount not valid online.)

The Amoeba Rainbow tote bag is 100% cotton and tough as nails. It's just the right size to carry a grip of LPs and 12"s without breaking a stitch, but it's also perfect for carrying around just about anything from groceries to books. Regularly priced at $12.98, these purple sensations will be on sale for just $8.00 June 9-12! The Amoeba Rainbow T-shirt is a stylish way to show your Pride in any situation. These bad boys are made of a quality cotton blend and retail at $17.98, but June 9-12 it will be on sale for just $12.00!

Can't get into one of our three Amoeba Music locations to pick up a Pride tote or shirt? Order from us online and browse all our Amoeba merch HERE!

Rainbow Gear Sale at Amoeba

Vinyl Sales Highest Since 1998, Making More Money Than Free Streaming

Posted by Billy Gil, March 23, 2016 06:26pm | Post a Comment

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Today the RIAA revealed numbers showing that vinyl sales made more revenue than ad-supported free streaming services, such as YouTube and Spotify’s free models.

Vinyl sales climbed 32% last year to $416 million, which is the highest they’ve been since 1988, according to the RIAA, which was around the time CDs overtook vinyl and cassettes as the dominant medium for music sales. By contrast, free, ad-supported streaming rose only 31% to $385 million in 2015. The news spurred a number of "Vinyl is back!" headlines once again, although vinyl still only makes up 6% of the music retail sales.

But these numbers only tell part of the story. Even if you include paid subscriptions to Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal etc., artists don’t see much of that money. Spotify themselves admit to paying only between $0.006 and $0.0084 to labels and rights holders per stream (this number combines all paid and unpaid user streams and also takes into account the share labels take). Once labels take their share, an artist might make only $0.001128 per song, according to the Guardian. And these services aren’t even profitable yet.

While streaming might pay out decently for the likes of someone popular like, say, Kendrick Lamar or Katy Perry, who get tens of millions of streams, the payouts are paltry for mid-level and independent artists. Numbers vary as far as how much artists actually make per physical album sold — it can be around 11% when you factor in deductions, according to Rollingstone. But while a nice piece of vinyl can sometimes feel like a splurge, it’s always worth remembering that buying an album physically is a better way of supporting the artists making the music than streaming.

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February Happenings at Amoeba Hollywood

Posted by Amoebite, January 29, 2016 02:36pm | Post a Comment

This February, there's a TON going on at Amoeba!

Every day in February, there's something special happening at Amoeba Hollywood, including one-day sales, a pet adoption day, DJ sets, in-store performances and more. This Monday, Feb. 1, we're kicking things off with a sale on green-tag DVDs and Blu-ray Discs at three for $9. Wednesday, Feb. 3, spend $50 and get a $10 gift certificate for future use.

See all our deals and events in the infographic below. And follow us on Twitter and Instagram for updates, including some exciting Flash Sales happening Feb. 17 and 29!

February Happenings at Amoeba Hollywood


Amoeba San Francisco and Amoeba Berkeley will also be having the following sales:

** February 2: 20% off used books and comics

** February 8: BOGO red tag sale. Any format storewide

** February 11-14: 20% off all turntables, plus get a $10 gift certificate for used vinyl.

** February 13: 20% off all headphones

** February 16: Used Box Set Sale

** February 22:  25% off all posters

** February 24:  20% off used books and comics

** February 27:  20% off all mugs


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