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HELP the Local Music Community Grow
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We are trying to raise money to, not only expand our record store, but create a place where local musicians can perform, record, and get the promotion they need to fully live their dreams. We are, in addition to expanding our retail space, adding ...

Vinyl Request Records is trying to raise money to, not only expand our RECORD STORE, but create a place where LOCAL MUSICIANS can PERFORM, RECORD, and GET THE PROMOTION THEY NEED to FULLY LIVE THEIR DREAMS.

In addition to expanding our retail space, we are adding a VENUE FOR LOCAL BANDS to play and get publicity.

We are also adding a RECORDING STUDIO, and will be able to PRODUCE CD's and eventually vinyl for these local bands, as well as T-shirts and other Branded merchandise for our new "LOCAL" Section.

We are also designing a WEBSITE that will SHOWCASE THESE LOCAL ACTS, allow them to share their craft, sell their merchandise worldwide, and introduce them to the Larger, National Labels.

Here is a very brief summary:

By providing the Highest Quality NEW and USED Vinyl Records, Memorabilia and Collecting Supplies, VINYL REQUEST RECORDS has very quickly become one of the PREMIER DESTINATIONS on Florida’s SPACE COAST.

And now we have an opportunity to not only grow, but to expand our reach into markets that remain thus far, untapped.

On May 1st, we plan to move from our 725 sq. ft. location, to the Guitar Haven Building which is in a PRIME LOCATION in the heart of the Historic Downtown Melbourne Cultural District, and is an impressive 3,600 sq. ft.

In Partnership with Audible Images, the audio and home theater experts, and 27 CLUB RECORDS, (Our NEW Record Label / Talent AGENCY), we strive to create an enjoyable shopping experience for all things Music.

VINYL REQUEST RECORDS - provides the highest quality NEW & USED Vinyl Records, Memorabilia & Collecting Supplies at the Best Prices anywhere.

With this move, we will be able to tremendously expand our “NEW VINYL” Section, which is important because, in 2013, NEW VINYL accounted for over 37% of all Album Sales WORLD WIDE, and the NEW VINYL market has grown an impressive 14-19% annually over the past five years.

We will also be able to finally display the 3,500 to 5,000 Used titles that we have in our overstock since we are completely out of space in our current location, as well as gaining the space to dabble somewhat into merchandising, such as Branded T-Shirts and Tote Bags etc. and finally…

VINYL REQUEST will also act as a venue for local musicians to hone and perfect their art, while gaining them exposure and promotion.

We achieve this through providing, not only a place for local talent to perform, (The 27 Club Lounge Area, inside VINYL REQUEST RECORDS), but also through the production and sales of DEMO CD’s, T-Shirts, and other Band Merchandise.

We will also be hosting a SHOWCASE WEBSITE to promote our local talent, and we will actively be promoting our LOCAL BANDS nationally and marketing them to the BIG BOYS of the MUSIC INDUSTRY, all while creating a sense of community and family amongst some of Central Florida’s most talented musicians, and music fans alike.

BUT, WE NEED YOUR HELP.

The New Location is a Landmark of sorts as it has been a Staple of the Downtown Melbourne Landscape for over 20 years.

***Over 1,800' Sq of carpeting needs replacing.

***The Canvas canopy over the front needs repair and obviously a logo change.

***The entire inside needs severe TLC, such as paint and general repairs

***We will also need to build a stage for the music venue, add furniture to the lounge / listening area and build out the shelving necessary to expand our inventory line.

***We need additional advertising and signage to create more awareness of our new location and expanded services.

***Finally, we will need to increase our staff from the current employee count of 1 to at least 3, for the store alone, much less the web site design and maintenance, the recording studio and production department, and the running and scheduling of the 27 Club Music Venue.

I thank you in advance for your assistance and assure you that you are not just helping to grow our business, but you are helping to support the arts, and providing opportunities to talented musicians that would otherwise go unnoticed.

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$10 USD
Sunglasses
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For your assistance, you will receive, as a token of our appreciation a pair of vinylrequestrecords.com sunglasses, in your choice of Red, Blue, Green, Yellow or Black
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$15 USD
Tote Bag
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For your assistance, you will receive, as a token of our appreciation, a Vinyl Request Records Tote Bag. Perfect For Carrying your New Vinyl Acquisitions.
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$25 USD
T-Shirt
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For your assistance, you will receive, as a token of our appreciation, a Vinyl Request Records T-Shirt in your choice of Red, White, Blue or Grey.
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$100 USD
Summer Package
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For your assistance, you will receive, as a token of our appreciation, a Vinyl Request Records Tote Bag, and T-Shirt, along with a pair of vinylrequestrecords.com Sunglasses and a Vinyl Request Records Frisbee.
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$250 USD
Spin Clean Record Washer
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For your assistance, you will receive, as a token of our appreciation, a Spin Clean MK-II Record Cleaning Kit,along with a T-shirt and Tote Bag. In addition, you will get 10% off Every Purchase for life.
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$500 USD
Audio Technica LP-60 Turntable
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For your assistance, you will receive, as a token of our appreciation, an Audio Technica LP-60 Automatic Turntable and a Vinyl Request Records T-Shirt. In addition, You will get 10% Off Every Purchase for Life.
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$1,000 USD
The Full Monty
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For your assistance, you will receive, as a token of our appreciation, an Audio Technica LP-60 Automatic turntable, a Spin Clean MK-II Record Washing System, a Vinyl Request Records T-Shirt, a Vinyl Request Records Tote Bag, a Vinyl Request Records Frisbee, and a pair of vinylrequestrecords.com Sunglasses. In addition, you will get 10% off Every Purchase for life.
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