About Us

For more than 25 years, Music Direct has furnished music lovers with everything they need to enjoy unforgettable listening experiences. We specialize in offering a vast range of vinyl LPs as well as audio equipment and accessories providing exceptional performance, value, and enjoyment — all with the goal of bringing you closer to your favorite artists, songs, and albums.

Independently owned and staffed by audio experts and music lovers, we believe there’s no substitute for personal relationships, specialized knowledge, dedicated support, and the ability to speak to real people with the same love and appreciation for high-end audio. Our 60-Day Satisfaction Guarantee, no-interest financing options, annual print catalog, failsafe packaging, and upgrade programs are a few of the differences that allow us to offer customers a superior audio experience.

Meet Our Audio Specialists

Jon Schulman - Audio ExpertJon Schulman - Audio Expert

With more than a decade of professional audio experience and nearly 14 years at Music Direct, I bring specialized expertise in optimizing hi-fi systems — particularly in the areas of power distribution and noise reduction. I'm also passionate about discussing turntables, cartridges, and phono preamps. Outside of work, music has always been central to my life. Growing up playing multiple instruments, I have a deep appreciation for artists across all genres. It's incredibly fulfilling to contribute to the music industry and positively impact the musical community by assisting customers in upgrading their home audio setups and exploring streaming options.
Connect with Jon: 312-738-5006

Nate Lennoz - Audio Expert - 312-738-5980Nate Lennox - Audio Expert

Greetings! With more than 20 years in the hi-fi industry and the last three at Music Direct, I specialize in analog gear — particularly turntables, cartridges, and phono preamplifiers. As a lifelong LP collector, I'm passionate about sound quality and always on the lookout for new music discoveries. Feeling stuck in a musical rut? Let me recommend a few fresh additions to revitalize your collection. I've recently focused on improving power conditioning and signal paths in my home system. I'm here to share my expertise and help you achieve the best possible listening experience. Let's elevate your audio setup together.
Connect with Nate: 312-738-5980

Brian Lickel - Audio Expert - 312-738-5987Brian Lickel - Audio Expert

With nearly five years of dedicated service at Music Direct and more than two decades of experience in the industry, I bring a wealth of knowledge and passion to every interaction. While I take pleasure in assisting individuals in setting up complete audio systems, my true love lies in the analog realm. I've had the privilege of experiencing some of the world's finest phono cartridges, tonearms, and turntables firsthand. Guiding enthusiasts in selecting the perfect cartridge for their setup fuels my commitment to the high-end craft. Beyond my professional endeavors, I find solace and enjoyment in family grill outs, exploring nature on tranquil walks, and engaging in competitive disc golf. My extensive deejaying background adds another layer of expertise to my repertoire. I look forward to sharing my knowledge and enthusiasm with you as we embark on your audio journey together.
Connect with Brian: 312-738-5987

Bes Nievera Jr - Audio Expert - 312-738-5007Bes Nievera Jr. - Audio Expert

Since 1995, I have been the company’s “voice," fielding thousands of calls and emails — and offering advice and recommendations on virtually every product we carry. You also may have seen me featured in our YouTube videos and social media pages, providing information, tips, and guidance on all types of gear and audio topics. I would love to get you closer to the music you love!
Connect with Bes: 312-738-5007


Danny Tompkins- Audio Expert - 312-738-5023Danny Tompkins - Audio Expert

With more than 13 years of dedicated service at Music Direct and more than two decades in the music industry, I bring a wealth of experience and passion to my role. My journey began on the professional side, where I worked alongside artists to create music. I now have the pleasure of assisting customers in optimizing their systems to accurately reproduce music, whether it's the nuanced compositions of Yo-Yo Ma or energetic beats of Run DMC. Through my extensive studio-engineering background, I have a deep understanding of DACs and digital audio technologies. My mission is to help you achieve the highest levels of accuracy and realism in your listening experiences. I am committed to providing personalized solutions tailored to your preferences and needs. Let's collaborate to elevate your audio setup and bring you closer to the music than ever before.
Connect with Danny: 312-738-5023