Best Music Stores Near Detroit

November 30, 2011 8:00 AM


Music is near and dear to the majority of Detroiters. Our city is the birthplace of Motown and Techno as well as influential in just about every other genre. Pick up some vinyl or broaden your horizons from the basic radio hits at one of these treasured stores.
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Dearborn Music

22000 Michigan Avenue
Dearborn, MI 48124

Dearborn Music is one of the last independent record stores left.  You can find most any music you are looking for, new and used.  They carry Rock, Rap, Jazz , Reggae and more.  If you looking for International flavor, Dearborn Music is the place to go.  They also carry vinyl for those of you that love to spin the records. Don’t have time to drive to Dearborn; you can always shop on their website.  They have deals of the day and month.

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FYE (formerly Harmony House)

28297 Woodward Avenue
Berkley, MI 48072

The last surviving Harmony House location was taken over by FYE a few years ago, but to the delight of fans of that storied local chain of stores, many of the old employees stayed, which is great news when you’re talking music. FYE recently dropped their prices because of the economy and proliferation of downloading music, so you can find many CDs which cost six to seven dollars more a few years ago at a very good price now. And maybe because this was an old Harmony House location with many of the same folks working there, it has a better selection than you’d find at an FYE in a mall. They started stocking vinyl again and they have a large section of used CDs and DVDs.

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Solo Records and Tapes

30118 Woodward Ave
Royal Oak, MI 48073

Another store where you can spend a lot of time browsing their used selections of LPs, CDs and now DVDs. They recently moved and are now on a busier section of Woodward. This means they now have a higher rate of customer traffic coming in and out so their selection is always changing. They will also call you, if you’d like, if that certain rare used album you are looking for should come in.

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Rock of Ages Inc.

31015 Ford Rd
Garden City, MI 48135
Ebay ID – rockofagesgardencitymi
MySpace – rockofagesgardencitymi

Another one of Detroit’s Music Gems – This independent music stores sells discount CD’s, box sets, imports, New and used CD’s. If you looking for something, you can go onto their MySpace and one of their friends may have it for you.  They also carry music apparel if you are looking for something for yourself or a gift for someone else.

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People’s Records

3161 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48218

This record store carries a bit of everything on vinyl.  They are constantly bringing in Jazz and Soul for those looking for that genre.  This is a vinyl collector’s dream store; you could spend hours browsing through their collections.

Did we miss one? Leave a comment and tell us about your favorite music store. What rocks about it?

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