About Indy CD & Vinyl
Indy CD & Vinyl is Indiana's largest independent record store selling both new and used CDs and Vinyl. We are also a proud member of CIMS (Coalition of Independent Music Stores). We are proud to be a locally-owned store that supports local charities, local music, local arts & culture, local families, and we work hard to make our shop a safe place where all are welcome!
Originally established in Salt Lake City in 1993 by Rick Zeigler, we migrated to Indianapolis in 2001, picking up the whole brick and mortar and settling in the heart of the historic Broad Ripple, right on Broad Ripple Avenue. After owning the store for 20 years and making it the largest independent record store in Central Indiana, Rick sold the shop to long-time store manager Annie Skinner, her husband Andy Skinner (check out their marketing and promotion company A-Squared Industries), and their best friend Eric Davis in December 2013.
Indy CD and Vinyl boasts the largest new & used vinyl selection in Central Indiana, so please come in and browse the titles we carry! We provide a varied and deep selection of rock from the '50s onward, indie rock, jazz, electronica, hip-hop, country and alt-country, avant garde, reggae, folk, world, soundtracks, classical, gospel, blues, and spoken word.
Additionally we have a huge stock of hip-hop, rock, electronic, and jazz LPs, both new and used. We sell turntables! We sell needles, Serato control records, turntable accessories and music cleaners! We have a variety of speakers, turntable packages, and unique retail items. We also have a humongous selection of music DVDs.
Come visit the store! Let our knowledgable and handsome staff assist you in a quality music experience. Our employees are Annie & Andy Skinner, Eric Davis, Carl Byers, Joe Jovingo, David Burroughs and Jonathan Allen. See for yourself why Indy CD & Vinyl is voted the Best Record Store in Indy year after year after year by the people of Central Indiana!
If you are interested in selling your music, WE BUY VINYL! We also offer cash or store credit for used CDs. If you are in a local, regional, or national band we would love to carry your music. Direct us to your distributor, or bring in your music and we will happily sell it on consignment.
For questions about purchasing your vinyl collection, please call the store and ask for one of our buyers (Carl, David, Annie, or Joe).
The Coalition of Independent Music Stores (CIMS) is a group of some of the best independent music stores in America. CIMS was founded in 1995; its current membership is made up of 29 accounts that handle 59 stores in 21 states. Many of the accounts have been recognized by the music industry and their local communities for their outstanding dedication to customer service and developing artist support.Each member is bound by its shared love of music, a reputation for great selection and customer service in each’s community, yet each CIMS account is as unique as the market it represents. Most importantly, CIMS member stores continually seek to challenge the jaded, color-by-numbers advertising and marketing of other retailers.
What does CIMS do? CIMS is a network of stores that provide labels with a cohesive national marketing effort for their developing and established bands. So, instead of having to make 29 separate phone calls to set up promotions at key indie stores across the nation, a label may contact the CIMS office to coordinate their efforts. Whether it be an advertising program, an instore positioning or Adopt program, listening booth, or even a custom-made promotion for an artist, CIMS helps labels break through the clutter for their artists to be recognized by the early adopter music fans that constantly seek the best in new music.
Who are the members? Members include a list of stores that have been recognized over the years for their contributions to their individual communities, as well as their participation in the music industry at large. Most report to Soundscan, and almost all buy direct from the labels. Most lean heavily towards “alternative” music, but everyone sells certain types of music better than others, whether it be folk, rap, urban, techno, jazz, classical, punk, etc.
What does this mean to you? This means that Indy CD & Vinyl has set itself up to be your favorite independent music store for years to come! In an era where music stores are a dying breed, by joining CIMS we are now part of a strong coalition of stores and labels that guarantee our future here in Indy! Also, we have more listening stations, more exclusive releases, more stock and more opportunities for you to get rare goodies from your favorite artists and musicians. Come in the store and see all the new changes!