Jem Aswad

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Jem Aswad is the former editor of Billboard.biz. He has also held senior editorial posts at Spin, MTV News, Time Out New York, ASCAP and CMJ, and has written for New York magazine, Entertainment Weekly, the Village Voice, Esquire, and other publications.

Other Music in New York City

Other Music and the End of an Era: A Look Back at New York's Legendary Record Store

The record store as a concept, let alone a business model, is growing obsolete with such global-warming-like inevitability that it’s much more surprising to see one still in business than it is to see one close. But the announcement Monday that the legendary New York store -- an institution for left-of-center listeners for more than 20 years -- will shutter on June 25 truly feels like the end of an era.
Other Music in New York City

Other Music and the End of an Era: A Look Back at New York's Legendary Record Store

The record store as a concept, let alone a business model, is growing obsolete with such global-warming-like inevitability that it’s much more surprising to see one still in business than it is to see one close. But the announcement Monday that the legendary New York store -- an institution for left-of-center listeners for more than 20 years -- will shutter on June 25 truly feels like the end of an era.

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