About Us


THE BELOW INFORMATION IS NO LONGER ACCURATE. EVERYTHING HAS CHANGED. WE NO LONGER HAVE ANY MUSIC, and sweet Vinyl cat passed away August of 2019. This is our history:
MUSIC SAVES is an independent record store located in the North Collinwood neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio, just 10 minutes East of Downtown, and 50 paces from the world-renowed venue The Beachland Ballroom & Tavern. We opened our retail doors on July 17, 2004, in the up-and-coming Waterloo Arts District. We carry a well-curated, pared down selection of new vinyl, CDs, and tapes.

We opened with the intention of specializing in mostly indie rock, but, over the years, our customers have dictated much of what we carry. We specialize in indie rock and its extended family because our selection has evolved to include some carefully selected artists in the genres of americana, garage, electronic, soul, and hip hop. We don’t pigeonhole any artist by forcing them into a genre, though, as we believe that much of the new music being made today could fit into more than one category, and that the way a piece of music is perceived is in the ears of the beholder. If you were to walk into our store, you would see that we have everything alphabetized, with our only sections being “new” and “used”. As the end of 2017 approached, we surveyed the retail landscape, as well as what's best for us personally, and for the store. At the end of that year, we closed our storefront, and began the transition to an ONLINE ONLY record store! 

This web store launched May 2018!
In our web store, you will find the same selection of new music that we had in our physical, retail store. The prices are the same, too! We do not have our used selection available to purchase online (yet). Over time, we plan to add more things to the web store, including our MUSIC SAVES logo t-shirts, buttons, magnets, stickers, record bowls, and other stuff! We love our customers, and see this web store as an evolution from the retail location, as well as an opportunity to reach out to folks all over the country who might not have access to a quality independent record store, where they live! Look for web exclusive content and deals catered to those of you who order from us here!

Following us on social media is a great way to keep up with the day-to-day news of releases that have arrived, events we have planned, special sales, what the cats are up to, and so much more! Direct links to our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts are at the bottom of every page, on this site. You can also find us by adding the /MUSICSAVEScle handle to the URL of any of these sites!

After a hiatus that was much-too-long, we are once again going to send out regular (but not too regular), informative (but not annoying) emails to anyone who would like to have store news sent directly to their inbox! We promise to keep our messages to-the-point, juicy, entertaining, and worth your time! Sign-up for our emails at the bottom of any page, or through the banner at the top! WE WILL NEVER SHARE YOUR INFORMATION WITH ANYONE! Who has time for that, anyway?!

TEAM MUSIC SAVES is Melanie (owner), her husband, Matt, a handful of helpful friends, and 2 black rescue cats. Vinyl cat appeared on our doorstep as a wee kitten of about 7 months old, a mere 4 months after we opened. She is now 14 years old, and the same sassy, discerning, spicy ‘lil bitch that she’s always been! In September of 2016, we adopted a fluffball who we promptly named Stevie (Boy) Wonder! He was a 6 year old black cat with a funky ear, and a broken tail, who had been left behind when his family moved. His age and appearance caused him to be passed over at the shelter for many weeks, but we simply fell in love with his unique, oddball appearance! Stevie has been a perfect addition to our store! He loves people, and does not hesitate to head-butt hands, knees, or whatever he can reach, in the search for pets and head scratches!

Due to superstition and false stereotypes, black cats (and dogs, too) are often the last to be adopted in shelters, and the first to be euthanized when space is lacking. We have known and loved many black rescue cats, over the years, and think they are exceptional (and quite magical)! Whatever color you choose, whether it’s a dog, cat, or some other wonderful creature, please ADOPT, don’t SHOP!

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