About Academy Records

    Academy Records, voted by Rolling Stone as one of the best record stores in the U.S., buys your old records from popular music in nearly all genres from rock and soul to jazz, folk and disco.

    If you have a large personal collection of LPs you’d like to sell, either yours or as a favor to a friend or relative, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. There are plenty of reasons to love large LP collections, not least of which is that in a collection that size the LPs probably weren’t getting played frequently enough to really wear them out. Furthermore, Academy Records Annex loves to buy from discerning vinyl collectors – they play top dollar for rare and exciting items!

    We love to support local music, and are always happy to carry local artists releasing music on vinyl. If you run a local label, or are in a band with material released on vinyl, Academy Records Annex would love to carry it. Rather than consignment, they prefer to buy product outright from labels at their standard wholesale cost. Their mark-up tends to be around $5, though more in cases of expensive items.

    You can feel free to bring your items by at any time, or if you have concerns about quantity or cost, feel free to give them a call and they'll work it out over the phone before you trek on down

    Academy Records also buys soundtracks, but not Broadway show albums, classical, opera, or big band LPs. The dollar amount they pay is roughly 1/3 of their re-sale price.

    Events

    Join Academy Records as They Celebrate ‘Record Store Day 2014’ on Saturday, April 19th

    Join Academy Records as They Celebrate ‘Record Store Day 2014’ on Saturday, April 19th

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    Sat, Apr 19, 2014 - 10:00am to Sat, Apr 19, 2014 - 6:00pm
    The day vinyl collectors and record enthusiasts all clamor over is finally here! Stop by Academy Records this Saturday, April 19th for ... read more »
    Take Part in Record Store Day 2014 on April 19th at Academy Records

    Take Part in Record Store Day 2014 on April 19th at Academy Records

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    Sat, Apr 19, 2014 - 10:00am to Sat, Apr 19, 2014 - 5:00pm
    Every year vinyl collectors and record enthusiasts flock to Academy Records for Record Store Day, a day where both classic and contempo... read more »
    Come to Academy Records for Record Store Day 2012

    Come to Academy Records for Record Store Day 2012

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    Sat, Apr 21, 2012 - 8:00am to Sat, Apr 21, 2012 - 5:00pm
    Conceived by Chris Brown and founded in 2007, Record Store Day is the celebration of the originality that surrounds more than 700 indep... read more »

    Stories

    NYC's Academy Records Lists The Five Rarest Records of All Time

    NYC's Academy Records Lists The Five Rarest Records of All Time

    Academy Records, voted by Rolling Stone as one of the best retail record stores in the U.S., buys your old vinyl records in all genr... read more »
    Pack Your New & Used Vinyl Records Safely With These Tips From Academy Records

    Pack Your New & Used Vinyl Records Safely With These Tips From Academy Records

    Any vinyl record collector has faced the unpleasant and overwhelming task of transporting their collection to a new location. Whether y... read more »
    Get The Right Sound For Your Turntable With These Tips From Academy Records

    Get The Right Sound For Your Turntable With These Tips From Academy Records

    Whether you are just starting your collection or have been collecting for decades, one common thread that ties all vinyl enthusiasts to... read more »
    Protect Your Turntable's Stylus & Your Vinyl Records With These Easy Care Tips

    Protect Your Turntable's Stylus & Your Vinyl Records With These Easy Care Tips

    Nothing compares to listening to your favorite record after freshly installing a new stylus cartridge. All vinyl collectors appreciate ... read more »
    Do You Know How to Spot an Original Vinyl Record? Here Are 3 Helpful Tips!

    Do You Know How to Spot an Original Vinyl Record? Here Are 3 Helpful Tips!

    For vinyl record collectors, obtaining an original pressing is a crucial part of ensuring the album's value. While there is no universa... read more »
    Expand Your Vinyl Collection With Academy Records' New Web Store

    Expand Your Vinyl Collection With Academy Records' New Web Store

    Although half the fun of collecting vinyl records comes from the meticulous searching and exploration through stacks of albums, the mod... read more »
    Share The Gift of Music This Holiday Season With Beautiful Albums on Vinyl at Academy Records

    Share The Gift of Music This Holiday Season With Beautiful Albums on Vinyl at Academy Records

    Choosing a personal, meaningful gift for the holidays is never easy. Homemade gifts are time consuming, clothes won’t fit, and electr... read more »
    Browse Unmistakable Album Artwork at East Village Record Store

    Browse Unmistakable Album Artwork at East Village Record Store

    A surge of interest in vinyl records may be surprising to some. Many believe that with the introduction of digital music the attraction... read more »
    Three Things You May Not Have Known About Vinyl Records

    Three Things You May Not Have Known About Vinyl Records

    With the surge of vinyl records increasing, more and more music fans are looking to start or expand their collection. Academy Records i... read more »
    Tips to Get The Best Sound Quality From Your Turntable

    Tips to Get The Best Sound Quality From Your Turntable

    Collecting new and used vinyl records may seem like an eccentric and esoteric hobby, but more and more people have found an interest in... read more »
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