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By Marc Weingarten While the recording industry grapples with the issue of widespread downloading of copyrighted music, an independent record store in Los Angeles is trying to make the digital revolution work on its own terms. Amoeba Music, a 31,000-square-foot store on Sunset Boulevard that opened in November, has an inventory of View More

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By Conor Dougherty Anyone browsing through the aisles of a music store faces the same quandary: Dare I plunk over 20 bucks for selections I might not like? Amoeba Records, the Bay Area institution recently opened in Hollywood, is rendering moot such concerns. The store offers listeners a chance to sample a View More

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By Gigi Guerra When it’s time for some serious CD shopping, head to Amoeba. Covering 25,000 square feet and housing over 500,000 pieces of music, it’s the largest independent music store in the United States. The prices are phenomenal, too; there’s a huge "under $5" section with a shockingly low View More

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By William Hermes "Music is most people’s connection to the spiritual. It’s how they get high. You have to respect that—whatever sort of music they’re into." So philosophizes Marc Weinstein, 40, a co-owner of Amoeba Music, perhaps the country’s best—not to mention biggest—independent record store. The original Amoeba was launched in View More