LOS ANGELES | Aomeba Music opened in Berkeley in 1990, followed by San Francisco in 1997. In 2001, the Hollywood store opened on Sunset Boulevard and quickly established itself as a Hollywood landmark. The reputation of Aomeba, which is one of the largest independent record stores in the world, stretches across the globe. It’s as much a social-gathering place for live music as much as it is a store, and is an important part of LA’s independent music scene.
At any given time, Aomeba stocks around 100,000 CDs, vinyl records, and audio cassettes, both new and used, and has proven itself to be a champion of independent music. As well as music, Aomeba also sells movies on DVD and Blu-ray, music-related posters and artwork, and Amoeba-branded merchandise. There are also live in-store shows featuring American and international artists from a wide variety of genres.
Aomeba sold the building in 2016, and there were fears that the store could be closing down, however they’ve assured fans that they’re not going anywhere in the short-mid term, and are keen to continue to maintain a Hollywood presence regardless of what happens with the current site in the future.
6400 Sunset Boulevard
Telephone: 323 245 6400