A Guide to Music & Video Exchange Record Shops
Music and Video Exchange is London's biggest and best established retailer of second hand records, CDs and DVDs. We buy and sell all music on all major current formats. Whatever you're after, check with us first- with numerous record stores in London we are the first choice for many of the capital's music fanatics.
Our stock comes from serious collectors, DJs, the man in the street and all over. This extensive range of stock means we have numerous bargain basements, rarities departments, dance specialists, singles, a classical music store and more. We get many records before official release dates, and have a vast selection of back catalogue and deleted titles.
Music and Video Exchange operate a price reduction system which means plenty of bargains for the record hunter. After records and CDs hit our racks, we periodically knock the price down until it's gone. This means we get records in and out as soon as possible, you get music for great value. Our bargain shops are filled with records we are dying to get rid of.
We also buy and trade CDs, vinyl, DVDs, music memorabilia etc. in all shops below. We can pay cash in hand for all stock and we do not refuse anything legal. You need to be over 18 and have two forms of official identification- something with your address and something with your signature.
We have had a dedicated classical music shop for many years now, and our classical/avant-garde/recital vinyl and CDs now have two full floors to themselves at our store at 36 Notting Hill Gate. We cater to the serious collector, the bargain hunter and the newcomer to classical music- we stock new releases, our seriously rare stock sells for hundreds of pounds to international collectors, and older issues of major works are on sale for under one pound.
You can build a serious classical collection for under 50 - if you don't believe us come down and have a browse.
One of our major specialties is our avant-garde section. One of the widest selections of contemporary music in London, you can find works from the likes of Stockhausen, Pierre Henry, Pierre Schaeffer, Alvin Lucier, Todd Dockstader, Luc Ferrari, Harry Partsch and more. This section covers musique concrete, minimalism, electroacoustic works, third stream compositions and more.
Music and Video Exchange Notting Hill Gate
Our main West London shop for rock, pop and everything in between. This shop is the one for rock and roll, rockabilly, garage, psych, prog, punk, indie, metal, noise, post rock, goth and much more.
As well as buying and selling all genres that could conceivably be considered rock and pop, especially close to our hearts are industrial, experimental and the avant garde, Americana and alt.country, psyche, prog, garage etc... for your more obscure tastes, come and visit soon.
Ground FloorCurrent and prerelease rock, pop, indie, punk etc.; classic and forgotten CDs and records; box sets; rare CD singles and more.
First FloorDeleted and rare vinyl and CDs; memorabilia, posters, one-off promo items; huge selection of industrial, krautrock, 60s and other hard-to-find 7"s and 12"s and LPs.
BasementBargain CDs and vinyl- bargain compilations, recent releases at a knock down price, sampler CDs etc.
Our soul and dance shop just keeps on growing. Since moving into the present shop 3 years ago we've added a downstairs area and are still packed with stock. Check with us for soul, funk, jazz, reggae, hip hop, house, techno, garage, drum 'n' bass and more. We are renowned for our knowledge and expertise on 60s jazz (Blue Note, Impulse, Atlantic, ESP...) Hip Hop (Cold Chillin', BDP, Profile, Def Jam, 4th & Broadway..) disco and boogie, jungle and hardcore (Sub Base, Deejay, Shut Up And Dance...) early techno (Transmat, Metroplex), reggae (Studio 1, Trojan, Rockers, Upsetter, Fashion...) garage etc.
Upstairs we have LPs, 12"s, 7"s and CDs of all genres and eras, downstairs is our huge bargain vinyl section for the real record hunter.
Our Soho store is one of the main stores in the heart of London's record shop community. Just down the road from famous stores such as Black Market, Daddy Kool and Mr. Bongo, we sell practically all music genres, from current releases to rarities and bargains. We also sell a selection of DVDs and videos.
Being in the center of London means we receive records from all over the capital, and you'll find a diverse selection of CDs and vinyl here. We sell rock, pop, and cover all areas of dance- check out the hip hop, jazz and soul, and our massive selection of 12" vinyl.
Music and Video Exchange Camden is one of our biggest stores, and gets some of our most choice stock. As well as all music on all formats, we stock a selection of videos.
Ground Floor- Rock, Pop, Indie, Goth, Techno, Drum 'n' Bass, House and GarageWe always carry a large amount of classic, hard to find and obscure albums and singles. We have promos of many of the latest albums and singles before official release dates. As well as our rock and pop selection, you'll find an extensive dance section covering all styles, with everything from original classics to the hottest white labels.
Soul Basement- Soul, Jazz, Hip Hop, R'n'B and ReggaeOur newly opened specialist Soul Basement has a vast selection of LPs, 12"s, 7"s and CDs, from super rare collectables to bargain selections. .
Music and Video Exchange Birmingham
Our store in Birmingham, stocks all the usual music, DVDs and videos as well as a massive bargain basement. Come visit us- we're next to Richer Sounds, round the corner from Hard To Find records.
Way out west in Plymouth, we have a music-only store . We stock all genres of music on all formats- rock, pop, soul, dance, house, techno and much more.