Business Spotlight – Found Sound

UHF-insideFerndale’s favorite record store, Found Sound, caters to the needs of all music enthusiasts – from the first-time record buyer to the seasoned vinyl collector. Found Sound’s knowledgeable staff can help you find an album with all the warmth of the original recording or that independent label issued on 180 gram vinyl that you’ve been searching for. You’ll find hand-written labels on bins of used records where you can build your vinyl collection inexpensively, and you can sign up for Record Store Day to catch a copy of your favorite repressing.

Record Store Day at Found Sound has grown into a full-on cultural celebration of vinyl. While providing the expected limited-edition presses only available in store on that Saturday, they also host live bands and enjoy welcoming first-timers to the store who are sure to become loyal customers.

“I love Downtown Ferndale, and these kinds of communities need a record shop. We’ve been so welcomed, it makes me want to share the love.”

UHFFound Sound’s manager Ray Hayosh bought a turntable at a garage sale at the age of 11. He immediately fell in love with the groove of a vinyl record that draws a warm wave of music through the entire side of an album. His passion soon became his career. He’d been working at various record stores since the mid-90s, when a culture-minded lawyer from Flint offered him the opportunity to run his record shop. He jumped at the chance. Driving through Downtown Ferndale, it was Ray who saw the space on West Nine Mile in the heart of downtown and knew it was meant to be. Found Sound opened their doors in July of 2012.

“We do more business on Record Store Day than we do during the week of Christmas. But more than that, it’s a way to get new customers to come into the store and keep them coming back.”

With the rebirth of vinyl in the last few years the shop has grown into more than just a place for vinyl collectors. “I love seeing people attracted to physical media. I love finding something for someone that they’ve been looking for years,” said Ray. It’s that kind of enthusiasm that gives patrons a reason to not only shop there once, but keep them coming back. As Ray says, “There’s no such thing as a guilty pleasure.”

Found Sound
234 W Nine Mile Rd, Ferndale, MI 48220
(248) 565-8775
http://foundsoundvinyl.tumblr.com/