Amoeba Music Launches A GoFundMe To Survive The COVID-19 Pandemic

By kmvq on April 23, 2020
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – AUGUST 20: The Eagles album “Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975” is displayed at Amoeba Music on August 20, 2018 in San Francisco, California. The Eagles album Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 has surpassed Michael Jackson’s Thriller album as the best-selling album of all time. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) recalculated sales of the Eagles hits collection and certified the LP as 38x platinum compared to Thriller’s 33x platinum. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Guys Amoeba’s needs your help! The founders of the beloved California record store have launched a GoFundMe page in a bid to stay afloat during the coronavirus pandemic, the Los Angeles Times reports.

“We have weathered many storms — [9/11], recessions, the Internet, downloading and streaming,” co-founders Dave Prinz and Marc Weinstein said in the plea. “But we don’t know that we can weather the COVID-19 storm.” The company has already closed its locations in Hollywood, Berkeley and San Francisco, and say they need about $400,000, as the company currently has “no way to generate income.”

The founders have applied for government assistance, but also stressed the need for the fund in order to stay alive in the short-term. So far, the page has raised around $165,000.

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