WELCOME TO NIVESSA

Located at 5770 W. Pico Blvd & Fairfax Ave, Nivessa is a music store boasting 100,000+ titles carrying a variety of Rock, R&B, Pop, Jazz, Hip-Hop, and countless more genres. Busting at the seams with vinyl records, CDs, cassettes, DVDs, rare memorabilia and collectibles – we have something to speak to the nostalgia in everyone. Nivessa is a community-focused, open-minded digger’s paradise, eager to provide a source of connection and creativity that not only entertains but also inspires.

We believe that music is a powerful force that transcends personal and superficial barriers. Music brings people together, creating a sense of community and Nivessa is the place to connect and discover new music.

Our Story

In March 2020, Jon started Nivessa in his living room. It began by visiting estate sales and record shows to try to score gems. The apartment quickly became filled with records, taking up every room in the house (under the beds, and in the cabinets). So he relocated to a 200 sq ft spot on Pico & Robertson. It was essentially a closet – of vinyl. A few months later, he relocated to a slightly larger garage by the Grove. And now, we’ve found our store’s home (and community) in Mid City for the last year and a half.

As we prepare to open our doors in Hollywood for Nivessa #2, we’re grateful for the journey until now. None of it would be possible without the incredible support of our cherished music community – YOU are the pulse of Nivessa, and we’re appreciative of every note of it.

2020

Jon moving the 1st box of (MANY) records out of the house!

2020

1st location on Pico & Robertson - 200 sq ft. Like a vinyl walk-in closet.

2021

Moved to a garage by the Grove. We had to lure customers via the alleyway.

2022

Welcome to the Mid City store! Nivessa found it's home and community.

2024

Excited to welcome you to the new 2nd store in June 2024!

The Team

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.

Jonathan H.

The Fearless Leader


Jon is the driving force behind Nivessa. His entrepreneurial spirit is as infectious as his love for music and yearning for nostalgia. The humble, easy-going, passionate music maven has an innate ability to bring people together and is the head of the snake. Tirelessly scouring collections daily to expand our unmatched selection, he is effortlessly the heart and soul of Nivessa.

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Donald K.

Logistics Whiz

Donald is a vinyl fanatic whose tastes range from jazz and hip-hop to noise and garage punk. When he’s not working at the store, he likes to jam with his friends, nerd out, and hang with his dog Brimstone.  

Ece T.

Shopkeeper & Collector

Ece brings a unique charm to Nivessa with her passion for film and music. As a film aficionado and collector of VHS tapes, she keeps the store running smoothly and our records spinning.

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.

GoldnBrown

Whatnot Host & Vinyl Dynamo

Meet GoldnBrown, the electric host at Whatnot, bringing the party to life. Overflowing with energy and vinyl knowledge, GoldnBrown is your go-to for a hype-filled experience. If you need a DJ to amp up your event, hit up GoldnBrown for unforgettable beats and vibes. 

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Janira H.

Front Desk & Order Fulfillment

Janira loves records, writing, Inner Wave, and trips to the beach. You can catch her at a show in her free time or grabbing coffee with friends. Janira fulfills orders and tends the front desk. 

Sarah H.

Ops & Finance

Sarah is our operations and finance expert, dedicated to helping small businesses thrive. With her efficiency and passion for entrepreneurship, she ensures Nivessa runs smoothly behind the scenes.

Want to join the team? Check out Nivessa Careers, or send your resume to hello@nivessa.com

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