End of an ear-a: M'sian music store chain Rock Corner closes last remaining outlet


KUALA LUMPUR: It was inevitable, but it doesn't make it any less sad.

On Sept 2, what used to be one of Malaysia's most prominent music store chains will close its doors for the final time.

After 11 years in operation, Rock Corner's last remaining store in The Gardens Mall – which is also the music store chain's first flagship outlet – is closing down for good.

Rock Corner itself has been around for 28 years, since starting out as a humble store at the Kota Raya shopping complex in 1990. Soon, it began expanding to several major malls across the Klang Valley.

It was the go-to place for music and film enthusiasts, some of whom would spend hours sifting through the racks of CDs, DVDs, Blu-rays, vinyls, and even official merchandise of their favourite artists.

In its heyday, the chain operated nine outlets in the Klang Valley, including at Suria KLCC and an impressive two-storey outlet in Mid Valley Megamall.

However, as digital streaming quickly took over the entertainment industry, sales of physical albums rapidly declined as well.

As a result, the formerly-bustling outlets in Suria KLCC and Mid Valley were closed a few years ago, followed by branches at The Curve, Bangsar Village and Subang Parade last year.

With just a few days left until the end of the line, Rock Corner The Gardens is currently holding a clearance sale for its remaining inventory.

You can get CDs and DVDs for as low as RM5 a pop, while Blu-rays are going for RM20 each, and all vinyls are being sold with a 60 per cent discount.

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