About Us

Located at 5770 w. Pico Blvd & Fairfax Ave, Nivessa is a music store boasting more than 60,000 titles. Busting at the seams with records, CDs, cassettes, DVDs and memorabilia, we have something to speak to the nostalgia in everyone. We are a community focused, open-minded digger’s paradise, eager to provide a source of connection and creativity that not only entertains, but also inspires. 

Our Story

Founded by a music enthusiasts looking to create a space for people to come together to share their love of music. Nivessa’s belief is that music is a powerful force that transends personal and superficial barriers. Music has the ability to bring people together, creating a sense of community and Nivessa is a place to connect and discover new music

Our Selection

Nivessa is lined with records, CDs and cassettes, oh my! While carrying a variety of Rock, R&B, Pop, Jazz, Hip-Hop, and countless more genres all on mixed media we’re also, strapped with a selection of DVDs, rare memorabilia and collectible items.

Our Events

We host a variety of events throughout the year, including in-store performances, meet-and-greets with artists, and record release parties. We also offer a variety of classes and workshops, such as DJing, record collecting, and music production.

Our Philosophy

On buying We are definitely a “maximalist” buyer. We buy full collections and do not cherry pick. We believe that we may be able to find a buyer for 85-90% of records bought eventually if not through our store, then through another channel. The remainder of the records we buy from you that may never sell at market prices, we try to offload at about 35 cents a piece in bulk. We can also give you more money in store credit if thats what you are looking for.

What methods of payment do we accept.

Almost anything, card, cash, venmo, apple pay, debit/credit,zelle.

Do we do Record Store day?

yes we do. we will be doing it on Black friday in November.

On selling

We try to be competitive with online prices (before shipping costs involved). For example, if a record is $5 online with $5 shipping. we will likely charge you $4-$5 and not $10. I mean, we need a reason for you to come into our store!

If you have a record just call/text us 732-996-3224 We are down to earth, not record snobs. The owner is just trying to live in Los Angeles and survive with a family.

What do we have in store?

We have almost every genre of records, we have a lot of valuable jazz, huge r&b/soul/funk,rock.,soundtracks, 4000 hiphop 12″, Hip hop LPs,
about 1500 45s. 400 reggae 45s. 350 African records, 1000 Latin records, 500 reggae LPs, New wave section of about 250,1500 electronic records sorted by subgenre. We have metal LPs (used), we have a huge selection of new sealed records. Maybe 1500 of them. We sell merchandise. We have 8000 CDs, DVDs, 8tracks, CD box sets, music DVDs, we try to have something for everyone.

On returns

We rarely have returns. Crossing our fingers.. its been less then a handful. We prefer you to return an item thats sealed, not a used record. If you have to return a used record, so be it. We will offer you a different price then you paid, but will accept it.
If you want to hear a record first, we have a listening station for you to hear the music.

If you want to spin here...

Just let us know, contact us and maybe we can do a show. We can offer you store credit if you would like. We would like you to have
some type of instagram presence before performing. we have to know that you have some audience that likes wht you do.

On customer service

We greet customers when they walk in our store we won’t ask you a million questions on what you want.
If we see you walking out empty handed, we may ask if you were looking for something that you didnt find or
if the record you wanted wasnt in stock and maybe we can text you if it gets in stock.

Our Community

Nivessa is more than just a place to buy music. Nivessa is an oasis for audio lovers to connect and share their passion for music. With a variety of ways to get involved in our community, such as volunteering, hosting events, and joining our mailing list, we are eager to meet you!


We hope to see you soon!

The Dream Team of Nivessa

Kali - Superfan artist

The Appraiser

The calm, cool and collected pricer and verified streaming artist is undeniably a multi-talented hyphenate. Coming equipped with an encyclopedic knowledge of music, they are the go-to person for finding any record.

Raines W.

The Consultant

Mr. Blue Magic! Armed with an immaculate catalog and unrivaled style he is the “Man with the Plan” behind Nivessa’s music-centric interior design. Possessing a fervent love of music, and keen eye in R&B, Jazz and Hip-Hop, his consultation will ensure you leave with the crème de la crème on wax.

    Syrel G

    The Architect

    As a former dentist turned craftsman,working with his hands is no unfamiliar task for the Nivessa in-house carpenter. With an impeccable creative vision, coupled with a pair of skilled hands, his mind is the genesis for the store build, from the ground up.

    Ty S.

    The Electro Pro

    The Audio Tech exec is complete with a thorough understanding of the electronic genre. The personal recommendations from this legend are carefully suited to your needs and will indubitably ensure your next DJ session pops off.

    Jonathan H.

    The Fearless Leader

    A self-proclaimed “clueless guy,” couldn’t be farther from the truth. The humble, easy going, passionate music maniac with an innate ability to bring people together, is the head of the snake. Tirelessly scouring collections daily to expand our unmatched selection, he is effortlessly the heart and soul of Nivessa.

    Cory D.

    music connoisseur and collector

    Cory’s a music connoisseur and collector with a passion for diverse sounds and an ever-present enthusiasm for discovering new music and hidden gems. His current obsessions include the mesmerizing world of psychedelic jazz, funky grooves, and captivating French electronic rhythms. When the weekend comes around, Cory can be found at Nivessa holding down the morning shift and also lending a hand with Nivessa’s online Discogs inventory and organization.

    Together, this dream team has created a record store that is more than just a place to buy music. It’s a community hub for music lovers of all kinds. It’s a place where you can discover new music, connect with other fans, and experience the magic of music firsthand.

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