If a store that only sells music is still in business at all, that’s incredible, right?
So why is Amoeba adding digital product sales? Will they lose focus on their core of being known for deep catalogs on old school vinyl?
Not likely. Somehow they’ve managed to find even more music that hasn’t yet been digitized, including tracks, albums and even entire artist and label catalogs that went defunct way before iTunes and even Napster were around.
So, it seems they are sticking to their brand personality/promise, and their core competency, just exploiting new distribution methodologies.
Should book stores do the same?