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Hello Music Vintage Launches, Continues Transforming E-Commerce Landscape for Musicians With Vintage Retail Partnerships

Pioneering Musician Marketplace and Platform Builds on Current Offerings, Introduces Best-in-Class Vintage Instruments and Gear (November 23, 2011)

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/23/11 -- Hello Music, the fastest growing centralized marketplace and opportunity platform for musicians, today announced the debut of Hello Music Vintage -- a brand new sales channel to connect the very best vintage and used music gear to hundreds of thousands of musicians and collectors from coast to coast.

The most prolific provider of e-commerce opportunities for musicians, Hello Music first began revamping the music retail industry by democratizing access to top of the line instruments, home recording gear and other must-have musician-related services. With the addition of rare and one-of-a-kind vintage offerings through Hello Music Vintage, the site continues to redefine the e-commerce world not only for musicians, but for individual music retailers as well. Hello Music Vintage retail partners, such as the legendary Norman's Rare Guitars and Chelsea Guitars, now have the opportunity to flourish online and greatly expand their customer base to the over 110,000 -- and growing -- Hello Music members.

"Our goal is to improve the lives of musicians. With Hello Music Vintage, our members now have access to the finest vintage guitars, amps and more from some of the most highly regarded stores across the nation," said Rick Camino, CEO of Hello Music. "The launch of Hello Music Vintage further establishes Hello Music as the go-to place to connect musicians with previously out-of-reach opportunities, while simultaneously elevating business for our esteemed Vintage retail partners."

The debut of Hello Music Vintage will include:

Norman's Rare Guitars, Los Angeles, CA
"Partnering with Hello Music Vintage just makes sense for us -- and for music retailers around the country," said Norman Harris, owner of Norman's Rare Guitars. "For 37 years we've provided our loyal Los Angeles customer base with the most unique vintage guitars and gear. We're now able to bring these items directly to the large Hello Music community while strengthening our customer and fan base. It's something that is mutually beneficial and we're honored to be a part of the Hello Music family."

Chelsea Guitars, New York, NY
"By joining forces with Hello Music Vintage, we are not only increasing our sales potential through this new musician community, but now Hello Music's 110,000 members will know about Chelsea Guitars in New York City," said Dan Courtenay, owner and founder of Chelsea Guitars. "It's expanding our visibility and bringing a New York City institution to musicians and guitar collectors around the country."

Moving forward, new vintage retail partners from around the US will debut bi-weekly on Hello Music Vintage, showcasing a handpicked selection of approximately eight rare and unique items.

To explore Hello Music Vintage and the rest of Hello Music's wide platform of musician-focused offerings, join the Hello Music revolution by becoming a member at

About Hello Music
Hello Music the fastest growing centralized marketplace and opportunity platform for musicians. As passionate musician advocates, Hello Music democratizes access to opportunities that, until now, have only been reserved for a few top-tier artists. Hello Music works every day on behalf of musicians to negotiate the best deals anywhere on instruments, home recording gear, studio time, marketing and distribution, publishing, touring, and other music-related products and services. Founded in 2010, Hello Music is based out of Los Angeles, California and is a portfolio company of Elevator Labs. To sign up for Hello Music, please visit

About Norman's Rare Guitars
Selling the world's finest guitars to the biggest stars since 1975, Norm started off in a small location in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles. His amazing collection of hard-to-find vintage guitars, such as Gibson, Fender, Rickenbacker, Martin and Gretsch earned him credibility among collectors, musicians and many high profile artists and bands. Word began to spread about Norm's top quality vintage guitars and his expansion began. Visit for more information.

About Chelsea Guitars
Chelsea Guitars, located in New York's world famous Chelsea Hotel on 23rd Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues, has been open since 1989. Specializing in vintage, used and new guitars, accessories and amps, they cater to all walks of life, from local street musicians, to famous artists and actors. Visit for more information.

About Elevator Labs
Elevator Labs brings ideas from vision to value. Beginning with new business concepts, the Elevator Labs team funds and builds those concepts into fully functioning, revenue generating businesses. Founded in 2011, the Elevator Labs team is a diverse group of executives from the media and technology industries. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Elevator Labs is a privately held company and is backed by KGC Capital. For the full Elevator Labs experience, please visit

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