About Murfie

Murfie is a modern take on the neighborhood record store. Our online marketplace has a huge selection of used and new albums for as low as $1 each. Every CD you buy is stored at Murfie HQ, and the album is added to your online collection where you can stream, download, or request physical delivery. Stream your collection in any browser with the Murfie Web Player, at home with any Sonos device, and on the go with our Murfie app for iOS and Android. Download your albums in mp3 and aac, and lossless formats FLAC and Apple Lossless. Add to your Murfie collection by sending your CDs from home to be ripped and stored, giving you the freedom to access them however, whenever, and wherever you want.

There’s a ton of other awesome features that make Murfie the best place to buy music. For starters, you can:

  • Unpurchase any album you buy within 24 hours for full credit back to your account
  • Sell your CDs in a personal  shop
  • Trade albums with other members
  • Add albums to your Wishlist, choose a price, and select Autobuy to have us automatically buy it for you when it becomes available

The Murfie universe currently has over 12,000 members with an inventory of 400,000 discs and an average of 8,000 discs added every week. Every disc in our warehouse belongs to a Murfie member, which makes our operation extra special. When you buy another member’s disc, or see a collection, there’s a person behind it, and we think that’s pretty cool.

About Our Staff

Our Madison, Wisconsin based team works out of offices and warehouse space located downtown on the Capitol Square. We’re growing quickly, with a staff of 20 people: a dynamic crew of music lovers, caffeine addicts, technophiles, audiophiles, geeks, de-clutterers, and music buffs who make kits, answer emails, program to improve our site, catalog discs, recycle, move boxes, whatever it takes to make the Murfie hive hum. We’re just a bunch of music lovers helping humans discover new music through other humans’ awesomely curated collections.

A Sound Investment

Murfie was founded in May 2011, by Matt Younkle and Preston Austin. Younkle’s product development achievements include the first food ever to be grown in space and Turbo Tap, the world’s fastest retrofittable beer tap. Austin brings to the table over two decades of experience in emerging technology.

In January 2012, Murfie closed a funding round of $1.4 million, which gives us a solid foundation to forge ahead with new phases of development. The funds will help us scale up our technical and operational infrastructure as well as sharpen up our marketing initiatives. There are nearly 2 million businesses created in the United States every year, and only 600 to 800 get venture capital funding.

Murfie has the distinction of being one of 13 companies chosen from hundreds of applicants for TechStars, a program considered to be the top start-up accelerator in the world. Murfie has been featured on National Public Radio’s “All Tech Considered,” in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times Green Blog, PCWorld, as well as received mentions in Fast Company, Springwise and Daily Disruption.