Academy Records and CDs sells new and used vinyl, dvds and cds in New York City. Academy carries a wide array of used out of print and collectible lps, cds, dvds and blu ray movies.
Look for summer treasures in our bargain bins and rare imports throughout the store. Open 7 days a week !
Sat. April 19th is National Record Store Day !
We will be featuring some "GEMS" on this day
Featuring; 45s, LPs, new, used, unique, collectible,and one-of-a-kind vinyl records.
We've been combing our extensive archives (i.e., our overstuffed closets and cramped hallways) to bring you some special gems-sealed collectibles, vintage classics,sonically superior imports and head-scratching obscurities!! And debuting this year, our special collectible 45 RPM section featuring many many picture sleeves of 60s and punk-era faves. Our famously surly staff will greet you with open arms and randy remarks. See you soon!
Best Vinyl Record Store in NYC
Winner of the 2012 "Best of NYC" Village Voice Reader's Poll
"On Saturday October 20, Academy Records and CDs presents Nick Autry from Nashville TN. Autry will be visiting NYC for CMJ 2012 and in addition to his showcase, he shall perform his blend of Americana infused country-rock for all you folk, of all ages, for free at 4pm, right here at 12 W18th Street NYC."
Now in Stock.... Academy Tote bags ! These sleek and sturdy tote bags are perfect for carrying your LPs, groceries, school books-you name it ! They also make great NYC souvenirs. Only $15
Buy jazz cds and jazz records in NY
Buy out of print Jazz CDs in New York City
Collect Mosaic Jazz Boxed sets.
Get them while they last !!!
We are very proud to have Argentinian Composer and instrumentalist Guillermo Gregorio and his ensemble play live for our 2nd in-store.
Guillermo Gregorio : Clarinet
Jonathan Chen : Viola, Electronics
Steve Swell : Trombone
Be at our store on Friday August 10 by 8pm for this legendary artist's performance.
New York bluesman Bobby Radcliff will perform a live set at Academy on
Friday, June 29th 7 pm
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Record Store Day is an internationally celebrated day observed the third Saturday of April each year. The day brings together fans, artists, and the over 700 independently owned record stores in the United States, along with hundreds of independent record stores across the world.
Academy will be replenishing the store with plenty of new and used vinyl on this special day. Look for rarities and...
There will be a surprise for single folks !!!
NEW Jazz and Cuban compact discs
and Vinyl Records
News March 14, 2012:
A sample of New Jazz and Cuban Cds which have come in.
A Sample of New Vinyl LPs that have come in.
The above titles may or may not be in stock since they are moving fast !!!!
Academy's Used Book Store
News February 9, 2012:
Introducing Academy's used book store.
New CDs and LPs
We are in the Process of Bringing in More and More New CDs and LPs. Keep Posted
We have picked up the last remaining copies of the John Cage and Kenneth Patchen 'The City Wears A Slouch Hat' CD originally issued on the brilliant, yet sadly defunct, label Cortical Foundation. These are still sealed and out of print. Contact us ASAP to secure a copy as they will not last long.
News 17 December 2011:
Music Hall usb-1 turntables
We have restocked the Music Hall usb-1 turntable, and just in time for X-mas! These belt-driven turntables have been hugely popular, as one of the Music Halls greatest selling points is its ability to connect, via USB, to a Mac or PC, allowing you to digitize your vinyl. It comes with an Audio Technica cartridge and caters for both 33 1/3 and 45 rpm speeds.
Check the Music Hall site for further specs: Music Hall
This week we unearthed some uncommon and rarely seen pre-classical CDs from our warehouse. Huge representation from labels including: Harmonia Mundi, Archiv Produktion, Hyperion, Erato, EMI and more.
Fania Latin Music CDs
If you love Latin music weve just received a nice collection of CDs on the Fania label. Pop in to see for yourself.
New World Records CDs
We have a large selection of avant-garde titles from the New World label by the likes of Morton Feldman, John Cage, David Rosenboom, Ben Johnston, Charlemagne Palestine, Harry Partch, Robert Ashley, Alvin Curran, Gordon Mumma, MEV, Harold Budd, Richard Maxfield, plus the whopping 10 CD Music For Merce Cunningham Boxed Set.
We Sell Vinyl Records by the foot. Call us for inquiries.