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Tower Records Reopens as Online Music Store

Nearly 14 years ago, Tower Records closed its doors and declared bankruptcy. Now, the iconic music store chain has announced that it is reopening as an online service.

The new Tower Records is already up and running, with vinyl, cassettes, CDs, and merchandise available for purchase. Tower Records is also offering a digitized version of their original Tower Pulse! magazine as well as online events.

Tower Records was founded in Sacramento, California in 1960 by the late Russ Solomon. At the time, Tower Records was merely a section in his father's drug store, but Solomon eventually expanded it into an international retailer known for its enormous catalog, knowledgeable staff, and famous patrons.

The return of Tower Records was originally going to be announced at South by Southwest 2020, but plans had to change as the event was canceled because of COVID-19. The retailer also hoped to have some Tower Records pop-up shops to coincide with the announcement, but that idea has been put on hold due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Browse the official Tower Records website here.

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Article Image: Tower Records Sunset at 8801 West Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA photographed in May 2006. (Mike Dillon [CC BY-SA 3.0] via Wikimedia Commons.)

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