Starting a Music Store

If you are on the lookout for a great business idea, you might want to consider investing on a music shop. People regardless of nationality and origin are naturally music lovers and there is a huge market waiting for you if you engage in selling music equipment, accessories and supplies. A music instrument shop is also a great venture that you can invest on if you are naturally love music and you have a great deal of interest in different music instruments.

If you are convinced that a music shop is a great business idea, here are some tips to help you when you want to have a music instrument shop:

Identify the products and services that your music shop will offer to your clients

When starting a music instrument shop, it is best that you identify during your planning stage the kind of services and products that you offer to your clients. You have the option to sell only music equipment and supplies such as guitars, piano, metronome and saxophone. Many owners of musical instrument shops, however, maximize their earnings by offering services such as music instrument lessons, repair and rental of music equipment. Providing music instrument lessons and tutorials is best especially if you have a background in music and you are skilled enough to teach clients how to use the different music instruments. Alternatively, you can hire staffs and teacher who can provide lessons for piano, guitar and other music instrument. Knowing what type of products and services that you will offer to your clients will allow you to get the right employees who can handle and provide services to your clients.

Think of ingenious ways of getting clients for your music shop

Your music store can be very profitable if you can think of ingenious ways on how to get clients. You can, for example, start the operation of your music instrument shop by advertising the products and services that you offer. You will also find it a good idea if you entice people to try out the services that you offer or to buy your equipment by offering discounts and special offers on the first few weeks of your operation. You can, for example, offer a 12 month- free piano lesson to the first 5 customers who purchase a piano from your local music store. You can also provide music equipment discounts for the first 100 people who buy items from you. These strategies can help in getting clients for your classical music shop. Nevertheless, make sure that your shop for music provides the best customer service and quality music items to your clients to ensure that they will keep coming back and refer other people to purchase from your music instrument store.


  • Menessa Saffo said on May 8, 2009
    please send me free business plan.
  • Joseph said on June 4, 2009
    I am a percussionist, desire to give music lessons, and also open a music shop. This information will help. Thank you.
  • infinite designs said on November 3, 2009
    Please send me free music store business plan just to take a look....
  • Ruxandra said on January 15, 2010
    Please send me a free music store business plan. Thank you. Bucharest, Romania
  • Beku said on March 23, 2010
    Please send me a music store business plan. Thank you
  • John said on September 28, 2010
    please send me a free music store plan. if you could it would really help me. i live in florence, SC
  • Apostle Frances E Tates said on October 27, 2010
    I have not started the business yet here in Coushatta, Louisiana 71019 located in USA in Red River Parish
  • John said on February 7, 2011
    I would like to know more about this Music Retail Business. I would like to start this Music Retailing in my hometown. I would like to know more about the cost, franchising and procurement of music. Kindly email me with the details. Looking forward to your assistance.
  • Tejas Pawar said on March 27, 2011
    pls send me the details of starting a music store both online and shop plan.
  • Schalk van der Merwe said on September 2, 2011
    Live in Port Elizabth,South Africa. A great need exist for good quality,imported CLASSICAL music, all genres. Where do I import from, how do I go about it? Many thanks.
  • Denver Chetty said on December 8, 2011
    Hi There, My name is Denver and I am a guitar teacher in Durban, South Africa. I am interested in starting a retail music instrument store that incorporates a lot of different things pertaining to the music industry. Please email me any plans or ideas you have. Many Thanks. Denver
  • Debnath said on June 18, 2012
    I am interested to open a music CD store at Navi Mumbai, India. I am already in business for some other product(no relation with music CD). I do not have much fund to invest. Pl give some light on it.
  • kldguitar said on December 20, 2012
    Great, MI is special business. When you want to start MI business , it is better you have music background so you can provide more good service for customers.
  • hyven said on January 1, 2014
    I need a business plan to start my music store and also guidance on how to succeed in music. I am interested in selling reggae music and videos only for the local artists.
  • Mfanzile Nhlabatsi said on August 27, 2014
    I need to business plan to start my music sore and also guidance on how to succeed in music. I am a Swazi citizen staying in Mbabane
  • tonia said on April 27, 2015
    I want to start selling of Christian film and music. Pls where can I can I get it to buy at good prices so I can sell wholesale and retail. Am based in Warri. Thanks
  • william said on July 22, 2015
    Please send me business plan I want to open music store


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