After 16 years it has been announced that the online music store, Insound, will shut down at the end of March.
Insound has been a source for buying independent music, merchandise, and more for years.
Insound was launched in 1999. They had a community of music fans from the beginning with live chats with bands, videos, and an attempt with social media. Between 200-2003, the website released EPs that were limited edition from various artists such as the Rapture and Bright Eyes as part of their Insound Tour Support Series. The website helped begin careers of bands such as the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah by selling the bands’ self-released albums before they were more available anywhere else.
The same people who worked at Insound ran the record label Tiger Style releasing the music from Les Savy Fav, Ted Leo, Low, the Album Leaf, American Analog Set, Ida, and more.