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Black Friday music deals 2020: These big, bad Black Friday savings are still live

Black Friday music deals 2020: These big, bad Black Friday savings are still live
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Black Friday has been and gone, but there are plenty of deals still live! If you're on the hunt for epic deals, you've come to the right place. Right now there are some epic Black Friday still alive and kicking, like Apple's AirPods Pro dropped to just £198 at Amazon, and the outstanding Sony WH-1000XM3 headphones reduced from £330 to just £219, also at Amazon.

We're also keeping our eye on the best Cyber Monday music deals.

Stick with Louder you’ll be able to keep ahead of the online crowds. We’ll be highlighting the biggest and best Black Friday music deals online, including our picks of the best budget turntables and best budget wireless headphones.

Looking for more Black Friday music deals on the best phones for music or the loudest Bluetooth speakers on the market, or further deals on Black Friday music gear? Then keep it locked right here.

The best Black Friday music deals live now (UK)

The best Black Friday music deals live now (US)

Black Friday music deals: The best deals

UK deals

Apple AirPods Pro: Was £249, now £195, save £54
An amazing discount, especially considering AirPods Pros were launched just over a year ago. If you want fast pairing, clear audio and ace noise cancelling, these are the buds to go for. They're currently available with a £54 discount at Laptops Direct.View Deal

Sony WF-1000XM3 earbuds: Was £220, now £146.66, save £73
The Sony WF-1000XM3 wireless noise-cancelling headphones with Alexa functionality are down to just £146. With superb noise-cancelling tech and strong battery life, you won’t find many better in this price range, so take advantage of this deal on Amazon while you can!View Deal

Cambridge Audio Melomania 1: Was £150, now £79.95
You want killer sound, water resistance and hours-long comfort for less than 80 quid? You got it. Save £70 and choose from black or stone finishes.View Deal

Beats Solo3 Wireless headphones: £179, now £125, save £54
Give your music a boost with the award-winning sound of these Beats wireless headphones. These cans are selling out quick, but you can still get your hands on models in black, pink and red with this £54 saving from Currys PC World.View Deal

Sony PS-HX500: Was £359, now £269, save £90
Currys PC World have spun £90 off the price of the Sony PS-HX500 belt-drive turntable. Not only will it play your favourite wax, but it can also convert your record to digital on PC and Mac.View Deal

JBL Boombox: Was £299, now £199, save £100
Currys have lopped 100 notes from the massive-sounding JBL Boombox. At just 5kg, this speaker is light enough to carry around, yet with a rated loudness of over 100dB – about the same as your local cinema!View Deal

Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen): Was £49.99, now £28.99, save £21
If you haven't picked up an Amazon Echo Dot, this is a great place to start, especially with Very.co.uk reducing the price by £21. Stream your favourite music, listen to podcasts, fire up Audible and more - all from the comfort of your sofa.View Deal

The Jimi Hendrix Experience Box Set: £114.99, £99.99, save £15
The 'purple box' was originally released on CD back in 2000, but this is the first time a vinyl edition has been released. The 8LP set features previously unreleased concert and studio recordings from between 1966-1970 and Zavvi have knocked a tasty £15 off the RRP.View Deal

Summer Chuck Taylor All Star: £60, now £29.99, save £30.01
These Unisex Summer Mesh Chuck Taylor All Star High Tops are reduced by more than 50% and are available in either black/white/electric blush or blue slate/black.View Deal

Samsung UE65TU7100 4K TV: Was £899, now £499, save £400
This is simply a fantastic deal if your looking to get into the world of 4K viewing. Very.co.uk have knocked £400 off the RRP of this 65-inch behemoth, and if you order now, it'll be delivered by Christmas.View Deal

US deals

Apple AirPods Pro: Was $249, now $199, save $50
This crazy deal for the top flight AirPods Pros is live on Amazon US right now. For fast pairing, clear audio, ace noise cancelling and effortless style, you really don't need to look any further.View Deal

Cambridge Audio Melomania 1: Now just $79.95
If you’re in the US, the Melomania 1’s are also discounted by the same amount. Snap them up quick before they sell out!View Deal

ION Audio IT91WA Pro 500BT: $484.99, $299.99, save $185
This brilliant record player from ION Audio has been reduced by more than $185 at Walmart, making it an excellent time to dive in. It has Bluetooth so you can stream vinyl to your speakers wirelessly  – and just look at the finish on this. Stunning.View Deal

Ultimate Ears Megaboom 3: Was $199.99, now $99.99
Your music will sound both epic and loud with the Megaboom 3 in tow. Crank up the volume for just $99.99 right now at Best Buy. You can choose Night Black, Sunset Red or Lagoon Blue finishes (we’d go for Night Black, obvs).View Deal

Sonos Move: Was $399, now $299, save $100
With the Sonos Move, the company finally added a much-needed degree of portability. On top of the usual high quality audio and smart integration, the Move also packs in a long-life battery and Bluetooth connectivity, so the music doesn’t need to stop when you move outside.View Deal

Queen: Studio Collection: Was $466.98, now $368, save $98.61
This 17- disc box set contains all Queen’s studio albums, with each disc pressed on heavyweight 180g coloured vinyl. The set also includes a 108-page hardback book featuring notes on each release, quotes from the band and rare photographs. And what's more, Amazon have cut the price by 21%.View Deal

Van Halen - 1984: Was $62.17, now $33.39, save $28.78
This remaster of Van Halen’s brilliant 1984 album was cut from the quarter-inch master tapes. It’s presented on heavyweight 180g vinyl and contains bona fide classics such as Jump, Panama and Hot For Teacher. Just under $20 has been lopped off the price at Walmart.View Deal

Stars & Stripes Chuck Taylors: $60, now $38.99, save $21.01
Just in time for Thanksgiving come these sneakers with a striking stars and stripes design. Converse say they remind them of “backyard barbecues with the whole crew, stars and stripes everywhere, and the crackle of fireworks in the distance,” and we couldn’t agree more.View Deal

Metallica watches by Nixon was $125, now $100
Nixon's hot-selling range of the Metallica watches has been reduced in price by 20% for Black Friday. The Time Teller range is reduced from $125 to @$100, while the the more upmarket ...And Justice For All Corporal Stainless Steel model is down from $250 to $200. View Deal

Samsung Class 6 Series 4K TV: $749.99, now $529.99, save $220
Go big or go home, right? Well Best Buy have gone all in with this $220 saving on this gigantic 70-inch Samsung. From 4K film watching to sharp gaming, this is a deal not to be missed.View Deal

Black Friday music deals: AirPods

UK deals

Apple AirPods Pro: Was £249, now £195, save £54
An amazing discount, especially considering AirPods Pros were launched just over a year ago. If you want fast pairing, clear audio and ace noise cancelling, these are the buds to go for. They're currently available with a £54 discount at Laptops Direct.View Deal

AirPods 2 + Wireless Case: Was £199, now £157, save £42
Save £42 on the 2nd-gen AirPods complete with wireless charging case at Amazon right now. If you already have a wireless charging pad for your phone, this deal makes total sense.View Deal

AirPods 2 with Charging Case: £159, now £124.49, save £34.51
This deal at Amazon slashes £34.51 off the awesome 2nd-generation AirPods with the standard charging case. They're still a strong seller so are rarely discounted. Best act fast!View Deal

US deals

Apple AirPods Pro: Was $249, now $199, save $50
This crazy deal for the top flight AirPods Pros is live on Amazon US right now. For fast pairing, clear audio, ace noise cancelling and effortless style, you really don't need to look any further.View Deal

AirPods 2 + Wireless case:  Was $199, now $159.98
Save $40 on the 2nd-gen AirPods complete with wireless charging case at Amazon right now. If you already have a wireless charging pad for your phone, this deal is a no-brainer.View Deal

AirPods + wired charging case: $159.99, now $119.99, save $40
How’s this for a great deal? A set of buds for less than a buck 20 at Best Buy is an offer that’s hard to pass up. New subscribers also get four months of Apple Music thrown in for free.View Deal

Black Friday music deals: Headphones

UK deals

Sony WH-1000XM3: Was £238.65, now £219, save £19.65
At Amazon right now you can save on these superb noise-cancelling headphones that regularly top best headphones lists. They deliver 30 hours of battery life, too and at this price are very hard to beat.View Deal

Sony WF-1000XM3: Was £220, now £149, save £51
If over-the-ear headphones don’t work for you, then the Sony WF-1000XM3 are the ideal solution. These subtle in-ears boast the same tricks as their larger buddies, like a long battery life and outstanding noise cancellation, just in a form factor you can use for exercising in.View Deal

Sony WH-XB900N: Was £147, now £119, save £28
For anyone who enjoys bass-heavy music, the Sony WH-XB900Ns are ideal. These wireless, noise cancelling headphones deliver plenty in the way of fearsome low-end, yet without losing any of the sparkle you’d expect. With decent battery life and quick-charging, this Amazon deal is well worth your time.View Deal

Sony WH-CH700N: Was £92, now £75, save £17
As a low-cost entry to the world of noise cancelling, the Sony WH-CH700Ns are a great option. For just £75 this Black Friday you get a very capable set of cans with decent battery life and smart assistant connectivity. A lot of headphones for not a lot of money. Highly recommended.View Deal

Cambridge Audio Melomania 1: Was £150, now £79.95
You want killer sound, water resistance and hours-long comfort for less than 80 quid? You got it. Save £70 and choose from black or stone finishes.View Deal

Beats Solo3 Wireless headphones: £179, now £125, save £54
Give your music a boost with the award-winning sound of these Beats wireless headphones. These cans are selling out quick, but you can still get your hands on models in black, pink and red with this £54 saving from Currys PC World.View Deal

US deals

Cambridge Audio Melomania 1: Now just $79.95
If you’re in the US, the Melomania 1’s are also discounted by the same amount. Snap them up quick before they sell out!View Deal

JBL Live 650BTNC: Was $199.99, now $99.99, save $100
How's this for a saving at Best Buy? They've knocked $100 off the list price of these JBL - LIVE 650BTNC noise cancelling, over-ear headphones. Great audio quality and a rechargeable battery which will give you 30 hours playback on a single charge.View Deal

Black Friday music deals: Record players

UK deals

Roberts RT200 USB Turntable: Was £349, now £289, save £60
John Lewis have reduced the price on this Roberts turntable by £60, which really is a solid saving. The two speed USB record player is made from natural wood with a brushed aluminium finish… and it sounds pretty great too.View Deal

Pro-Ject RPM 3 Carbon: Was £699, now £599, save £100
There’s a head-spinning £100 off their minimalistic Pro-Ject RPM 3 Carbon turntable at AV Online right now. It’s a lovely piece of kit and thanks to its design, this will fit into even the smallest spaces.View Deal

Audio Technica AT-LPW30TK: Was £259, now £219, save £40
There’s a nice saving of 15% on this manual belt drive wood-based turntable from the team at Audio Technica right now at AV Online. We love the look of this one and luckily it also does the job when it comes to looking after your vinyl.View Deal

Sony PS-HX500: Was £359, now £269, save £90
Currys PC World have spun £90 off the price of the Sony PS-HX500 belt-drive turntable. Not only will it play your favourite wax, but it can also convert your record to digital on PC and Mac.View Deal

Denon DP-29F Turtnable: Was £149, now £89, save £60
If you’re looking for a turntable for less than £100, consider this Denon DP-29F record player. Currys PC World have reduced the price from £149 down to £89, making this an attractive purchase.View Deal

Pro-Ject Debut Carbon RecordMaster: was £699.00, now £595.00, save £104
There's a hefty saving to be made on this Pro-Ject Recordmaster, which is now over £100 off. This model has all the features of the popular Debut Carbon Esprit SB turntable with the added benefit of being able to digitally convert your vinyl.View Deal

MoFi UltraDeck + Cartridge: was £2499.00 now £1999.00, save £500
Savings on proper high end gear are rare, so this is one bargain you might want to think seriously about snapping up. These MoFi (that's Mobile Fidelity) turntables are expertly crafted to deliver faithful playback of what's in the grooves.View Deal

Marantz TT-15S1: was £1599.00, now £1199.00, save £400
Another serious piece of kit here, this high end model includes acrylic chassis with massive aluminium feet, a 3cm thick acrylic platter, ceramic bearing, a direct wired system and an endless silicon belt. Bargain!View Deal

ELAC Miracord 60: was: £995.00, now £899.00, save £96
This nifty-looking turntable was designed with style in mind, and as a bonus it offers a precise belt drive, a tonearm with a stiff carbon tube and a lovely high-gloss paint job.
View Deal

US deals

Fluance RT80: Was $299, now $199, save £100
Save an incredible $100 on this smartly designed bit of kit over at Walmart. For less than $200, you're getting a lot of bang for your buck and this one comes highly recommended... especially at this price.View Deal

Audio Technica AT-LP60XBT: $251.99, now $179.99, save $72
This is a smart deal over at Walmart, with loads knocked off the list price. Not only do you get this great turntable, but you’ll also get a vinyl cleaning kit thrown into the bargain.View Deal

ION Audio IT91WA Pro 500BT: $484.99, $299.99, save $185
This brilliant record player from ION Audio has been reduced by more than $185 at Walmart, making it an excellent time to dive in. It has Bluetooth so you can stream vinyl to your speakers wirelessly  – and just look at the finish on this. Stunning.View Deal

Crosley C6 Turntable: $146.95, now $123.18, save $23.77
There's more than $20 off this winner from Crosley over at Walmart. The two-speed turntable is solid and its low vibration means you'll get the best from your vinyl collection.View Deal

Black Friday music deals: Speakers

UK deals

JBL Boombox: Was £299, now £199, save £100
Currys have lopped 100 notes from the massive-sounding JBL Boombox. At just 5kg, this speaker is light enough to carry around, yet with a rated loudness of over 100dB – about the same as your local cinema!View Deal

Marshall Acton II: Was £219.99, now £199, save £20.99
The smallest speaker in Marshall’s top quality range has a nice 10% saving over on Amazon just now, bringing the price bellow the 200 quid mark. It might be small in stature, but definitely not in sound!


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Marshall Kilburn II: Was £269.99, now £179, save £90.99
The Kilburn II is perfect for listening to your music outside, as it carries an IPX2 water-resistant rating, so it can cope with a splash or two of water. Amazon have slashed the price on this cracking speaker by more than £90 which is music to our ears.View Deal

JBL Flip 5: Was £119.99, now £79, save £40.99
JBL are keeping the great deals going with this 34% saving on their handy Flip 5 Bluetooth speaker. It’s waterproof, has a rechargeable battery and, more importantly, delivers awesome sound.View Deal

Sonos Playbase: Was £699, now £499, save £200
If you've shelled out for a new 4K TV only to discovered the sound needs a boost for movie night or for a late night Call Of Duty session, then take a peek at the Sonos Playbase. It'll fill your room with beautiful sound – and Amazon have chopped £200 from the RRP for Black Friday.View Deal

US deals

Ultimate Ears Megaboom 3: Was $199.99, now $99.99
Your music will sound both epic and loud with the Megaboom 3 in tow. Crank up the volume for just $99.99 right now at Best Buy. You can choose Night Black, Sunset Red or Lagoon Blue finishes (we’d go for Night Black, obvs).View Deal

JBL Charge 4: Was $179.95, now $119.95, save $60
Another big statement from the team at JBL, the Charge 4 currently has a $60 saving over at Amazon. You can even connect the JBL Charge 4 wirelessly to two phones and swap your sounds around on the fly.View Deal

Sonos Beam: Was $399, now $299, save $100
The Sonos Beam is, without doubt, one of the finest compact soundbars money can buy. Throw in its ability to connect with other Sonos speakers to create stereo sound, or simply fill your home with great sound, and you’ve got a pretty compelling deal this Black Friday - especially when there’s $100 off the list price at Sonos…View Deal

Sonos Move: Was $399, now $299, save $100
With the Sonos Move, the company finally added a much-needed degree of portability. On top of the usual high quality audio and smart integration, the Move also packs in a long-life battery and Bluetooth connectivity, so the music doesn’t need to stop when you move outside.View Deal

Sonos Sub: Was $699, now $599, save $100
While all Sonos speakers output bass that can bely their small size, sometimes you just need a bit more. The Sonos Sub is designed to integrate with any other speaker from the range, and provides that weighty, low-end hit which you can truly feel.View Deal

Sonos Indoor-Outdoor bundle: $598, now $498, save $100
Sonos speakers work better when they’re part of a wider system, and with the Sonos Indoor-Outdoor bundle you get the best of both worlds. The Sonos One, featuring crystal clear audio and smart integration, takes care of things indoors while the weatherproof Sonos Move ensures the party continues when you move outside. You need never be without your music again.View Deal

Black Friday music deals: Amazon devices

UK deals

Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen): Was £49.99, now £28.99, save £21
If you haven't picked up an Amazon Echo Dot, this is a great place to start, especially with Very.co.uk reducing the price by £21. Stream your favourite music, listen to podcasts, fire up Audible and more - all from the comfort of your sofa.View Deal

Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen): Was £39.99, now £18.99, save £21
The compact Amazon Echo Dot 3rd Generation is on sale now at Very.co.uk, with the online retailer reducing this neat piece of kit down to less than 20 notes. We just might buy two!View Deal

Amazon Echo Show 8: Was £119, now £59.99, save £60
Amazon’s Echo device with a few more bells and whistles - and Very.co.uk have taken a whopping 60 quid off the Show 8, which boasts an 8-inch HD screen. Perfect for watching videos, films and TV streaming services.View Deal

Amazon Echo Show 5: Was £79.99, now £39.99, save £40
Smaller than the 8 due to its 5.5-inch screen, this is essentially the same awesome wee device - and with £40 off the RRP at Very.co.uk this is a top bargain.View Deal

Kindle Oasis: Was £259.99, now £199.99, save £60
You can save 23% right now on the Kindle Oasis – Amazon's premiere e-reader. It features an adjustable warm light setting and is also waterproof and pairs with bluetooth headphones and speakers so you can flick between reading and listening.View Deal

Black Friday music deals: Vinyl

UK deals

Metallica S&M2: Was £89.99, now £74.99, save £15
There’s a nice saving of £15 on the 4LP edition of Metallica’s all-conquering S&M2 live album over at Zavvi. An absolute audio treat for fans of the thrash icons.View Deal

Guns N’ Roses Greatest Hits: Was £32.99, now £29.99, save £3
This limited edition 2LP release on gold vinyl with red and white splatter has been selling out since it first launched earlier this year. Zavvi have knocked £3 off the RRP - and we’d recommend grabbing it while you can as it won’t hang around for long.View Deal

Soundgarden Live From The Artist's Den: £159.99, now £94.99
This live set was recorded at Soundgarden’s show at The Wiltern in Los Angeles in 2013 in support of their King Animal album. This deluxe edition contains 4LP, 2CD and a Blu-ray and the price has been slashed by £65 at EMP!View Deal

Bon Jovi 2020: Was £32.99, now £26.99, save £6
What’s better than the release of a new Bon Jovi album? A Bon Jovi album on gold vinyl with £6 off the RRP, that’s what. The record will launch on December 4 but you can pre-order this right now.View Deal

The Who Live At Hyde Park: Was £39.99, now £29.99, save £10
The Who’s headline set from London’s Hyde Park in 2015 is celebrated with this red, white and blue vinyl pressing. Packed with some of the band’s best-loved songs, Zavvi have lopped a ten spot off the price.View Deal

The Jimi Hendrix Experience Box Set: £114.99, £99.99, save £15
The 'purple box' was originally released on CD back in 2000, but this is the first time a vinyl edition has been released. The 8LP set features previously unreleased concert and studio recordings from between 1966-1970 and Zavvi have knocked a tasty £15 off the RRP.View Deal

Nirvana MTV Unplugged in New York: £20.99, £14.99, save £6
Recorded in New York in 1993 and released in late 1994 following the death of Kurt Cobain, Nirvana’s MTV Unplugged is widely regarded as one of the great live albums. This vinyl pressing is on 180g vinyl and comes with a download code.View Deal

TOWNSEND'S BLACK FRIDAY BARGAINS!


Online retailer Townsend run the stores of many of music's biggest bands and this Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend, they have 100s of records, CDs, boxsets and merch for sale, including (deep breath): 


* Hit Me! The Best Of Ian Dury on double white vinyl for £18.75
* Bryan Ferry - Live At The Royal Albert Hall 1974 Boxset, was £120.00 now £80.00
* The Blinders acclaimed 2018 album Columbia on vinyl for just £9 (was £15)
* The best of The Undertones on purple and white vinyl
* Thunder's Please Remain Seated: The Others on clear vinyl
* Cream: BBC Session Limited Edition coloured double vinyl for £20
* The La's: BBC In Session on transparent green vinyl
* R.E.M.: Out Of Time - 25th Anniversary Edition on heavyweight vinyl for just £15.00
* Greg Dulli's acclaimed new album Random Desire for £14.40
* Classic Mott The Hoople for £15
* Wings' Greatest Hits on heavyweight vinyl for £15.00

& many more.View Deal

US deals

Queen: Studio Collection: Was $466.98, now $368, save $98.61
This 17- disc box set contains all Queen’s studio albums, with each disc pressed on heavyweight 180g coloured vinyl. The set also includes a 108-page hardback book featuring notes on each release, quotes from the band and rare photographs. And what's more, Amazon have cut the price by 21%.View Deal

Rolling Stones Goats Head Soup: $124.98, $97.58, save $27.40
This 4LP Super Deluxe Box Set of the Stones’ 1973 album Goats Head Soup has been reduced in price by 22% at Amazon and is filled with some wonderful ingredients, including rare tracks, live cuts, alternative mixes and, of course, Scarlet which features Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page.View Deal

Beatles Singles Collection: $229.98, now $192.85, save $37.13
There’s a nice saving of just under $40 on this brilliant Beatles box set over at Walmart. The Singles Collection gathers 46 tracks which have been pressed across 23, 180g seven-inch vinyl, with the package also including a 40-page booklet.View Deal

ZZ Top - Goin' 50: Was $99.98, now $66.08, save $33.90
This celebration marking ZZ Top’s 50th anniversary is spread over 5LP and features a total of 50 tracks, including the classics Gimme All Your Lovin’, Sharp Dressed Man and Legs. This is a great saving over at Walmart.View Deal

Queen - Greatest Hits: Was $72.57, now $49.66, save $22.91
All of Queen’s best-loved tracks collected in one awesome compilation. At Louder, we had this on cassette back in the day and while we tend to favour full albums rather than best-of, this is well worth your money - especially with this Walmart discount.View Deal

Van Halen - 1984: Was $62.17, now $42.58, save $19.59
This remaster of Van Halen’s brilliant 1984 album was cut from the quarter-inch master tapes. It’s presented on heavyweight 180g vinyl and contains bona fide classics such as Jump, Panama and Hot For Teacher. Just under $20 has been lopped off the price at Walmart.View Deal

Black Friday music deals: Guitars

Positive Grid Spark Guitar amp: $299/£223, now $239/£179
Positive Grid’s prize-winning Spark is packed full of tones, effects and innovative features. Whether you’re using the amp’s own smart features, streaming music via Bluetooth, or using the free app to explore more tones and settings, it's a great price for Musicradar's Best Amp of NAMM 2020.View Deal

Fender Player Strat in Surf Pearl: Was $699.99, now $599.99
This Limited Edition Fender Player Stratocaster is the guitar that MusicRadar described as a "mid-priced Mexican-built Strat [that's] pound for pound one of the all-time greats". Available in Surf Green and Shell Pink and at $100 less than usual, it's a supercool steal.View Deal

Schecter C-1 Platinum FR-Sustaniac: Was $859 now $689.99
Described by Guitar World as "
one of the best guitars for metal" Musician’s Friend has knocked a tasty $170 off the Schecter C-1 for Black Friday. With active EMG 81 and Sustainiac pickups, as well as the Floyd Rose and 24-fret neck, it's a shredder's dream.View Deal

Gretsch G2627T Streamliner: Was $599.99, now $449.99
Looking for a great value semi-hollow? The Streamliner aims to create more affordable Gretsch guitars without losing their specific DNA. To do that it uses two new Broad'Tron humbuckers, controlled in classic Gretsch style by a three-way toggle selector switch on the bass side shoulder, a master volume on the treble side horn, and then a trio of controls by the treble-side f-hole for individual-pickup volume and master tone.View Deal

Squier Contemporary Active Jazz Bass: $80 off @ Sweetwater
Are you a Jazz or a Precision person? Either way, this tricked-out take on the Jazz Bass could be hard to resist at $80 off. An active humbucker-loaded bass available in four Sweetwater-exclusive finishes – Satin Black, Midnight Satin, Burgundy Satin and Olive Satin – complete with roasted maple necks and fingerboards.View Deal

Martin Special X1-DE Acoustic Electric: $599.99, now $479.99
The guitar that propelled Ed Sheeran to stadiums worldwide, but we can't blame it for that. The X1-DE has a high grade solid spruce top, Martin's 'forest-friendly' HPL back and sides, and a Fishman Sonitone pickup/preamp, which provides a killer natural tone when you need to plug in. $120 off now at Musician's Friend.View Deal

Fender FA-135CE guitar: Was $199.99, now $149.99
A Fender acoustic for less than $150? With a slim neck and comfortable body size, its perfect for beginners. Comes in a range of finishes too.View Deal

Vox AC15 1x12" Combo: Was $999, now $679
With $320 off, now you can get the tones of the British Invasion at 1960s prices*. (*Not 1960s prices, I'm exaggerating. But still: a great deal.)View Deal

Get 15% off all Keeley pedals
The original boutique pedal modder/builder, Keeley's products have been the secret weapon under the boots of many-a-tonehound. Sweetwater is making their genius more affordable to all by discounting its entire Keeley stock by 15%. View Deal

Save 20% on selected Gamechanger Audio pedals!
Jack White loves Gamechanger Audio pedals and now you can get 20% off the Plus Pedal sustain effect (with its piano-style sustain pedal) and Plasma High Voltage Distortion (complete with xenon-filled tube!).  View Deal

Black Friday music deals: iPads

US iPad deals

2020 model with 128GB storage

2020 Apple iPad, 10.2-inch, 128GB: $429.99 $359.99 at Best Buy
Not the cheapest, but this is the entry-level iPad we'd go for, especially if you might use it to make music or edit video. 128GB gives you plenty of room for manoeuvre when it comes to installing all those music-making apps that you're inevitably going to buy. View Deal

2020 Apple iPad, 10.2-inch, 32GB: $329.99 $279.99 at Best Buy
This might be lowest price you'll see on a 2020 'standard' iPad then this might just be it. 32GB of storage and a $50 saving.View Deal

UK iPad deals

Apple iPad Mini 5 - 64GB: £399 £377 at Currys
Save £20 on the iPad Mini 5 at Currys. Earlier this year this model dropped to £349, but there's only £30 in it and we haven't seen that lowest price in a long time now.View Deal

Apple iPad Air 3 | 64GB | Wi-Fi: £469 £399 at Currys (save £70)
This excellent deal saves you £70 on 2019's iPad Air 3, which has a 10.5-inch Retina display and a ten-hour battery life. Its power and new low price make it ideal for students who want a 2-in-1 tablet or those who want a tablet for computing and entertainment. Offer ends TONIGHT 11.59pm November 27.View Deal

2020 iPad Air, 10.9-inch, 64GB: £579 £559 at Amazon
OK, it's only a £20 saving, but the 2020 iPad Air has the very latest A14 Bionic chip and represents a great balance between price and power for the iPad musician. You can also save £20 on the 256GB version, which is down to £709.View Deal

Black Friday music deals: Alcohol

Motorhead Single Malt Whisky: £67.25, now £57, save £10.25
Created by Swedish distillery Mackmyra and their master blender Angela D’Orazio, the Motorhead whisky is just the ticket when blasting out a bit of Lemmy and co. A saving of over 10 notes over at Amazon makes this pretty much an essential purchase.View Deal

Jack Daniel's Limited Edition Legacy Series No. 2: £41.59, now £23.99, save £17.60
It's Jack Daniel's, but in a collector's bottle. The second in JD's legacy series celebrating their long and distinguished history, this one features their iconic bottle with a retro label with a special significance: it was the first iteration of their now famous black label. Just want regular JD? Sainsbury's have it for £16.View Deal

Glenlivet Founder's Reserve Single Malt: £36.59, now £19.99, save £17.60
This multi-award-winning Speyside malt is an amazing 45% off today. A great gift, a perfect winter warmer and an amazing saving.View Deal

Amazon Gin deals - up to 34% off Opihr, Tarquin's & more

Amazon are offering Black Friday savings on gin of every type imaginable. Apple and spice! Rhubarb and Raspberry! Seville marmalade! Blackberry and cornish honey! Prepare yourself for a smorgasbord of tart treats and sweet delights: knockdown juice at knockdown prices.View Deal

Tamnavulin Speyside Single Malt: was £32, now £20.50
Save 36% (£11.50) on this Sherry Cask Edition of the award-winning Speyside single malt. It's matured in American oak barrels "and enhanced in three different types of Oloroso sherry cask to develop an accessible sweet and fruit aromatic profile. Expect warm, sweet flavours of maple syrup, raisin and orange with subtle notes of apricot and melon. Lovely.View Deal

SAVE £60! Dublin Liberties Keeper's Coin: £235, now £174.99
If you want something a bit more special, then this is Amazon's biggest saving, with £60 off this 16 year-old triple distilled single malt, finished in Pedro Ximénez sherry butts and heaven on the tongue.  View Deal

Maker's Mark Bourbon Whiskey: £32, now £20, save £12
Morrison's have made Maker's Mark madly moderate, maybe even modestly priced. 

Some might say misjudged. I say: Mmm-mm.View Deal

Cardhu Gold Reserve Single Malt: £45, now £25, save £12
Waitrose must want to get you wankered with one wonderful [That's enough alliteration! - Ed] deal that's de-lish and delightfully discounted. Oops. Sorry. Stopping now *looks at floor*.View Deal

Brewdog Black Friday sale – up to 25% off
The craft beer mavericks are offering up to 25% off across their range, from household/supermarket favourites like Punk IPA and Hazy Jane, to bigger savigs on interesting collabs like Wake Up And Smell the Gose, a 6.5% 'Imperial Breakfast Gose with Blueberry, Salt and Natural Flavourings', that was £21.95 for 12 and is now £13.95.View Deal

Beer Hawk Black Friday mixed larger case: £45 £30 at Beer Hawk
Beer Hawk's Black Friday offer gets you a case of 25 premium lagers for just £30 right now - and with speedy delivery too, including a selection of lagers from these four well-known breweries - Pistonhead, Camden, Pacifico, Freedom, with options to double up to a case of 50 beers for just £50 too.View Deal

Beerwulf Black Friday sale: 30% off loose bottles & cans, plus 10% off kegs
The Beerwulf Black Friday sale is a great way of bagging some cheap (or premium beer) if you're looking to mix and match without buying a crate. Currently, your selection includes 58 distinct beers of varying types, although you can also buy cases with a smaller 10% off if you choose too.View Deal

Black Friday music deals: Converse

UK deals

Converse x Scooby-Doo Chuck 70: £85, £49.99, save £35.01
Zoinks! It looks like Converse have got away with it thanks to those meddling kids! Yes, the footwear giant have teamed up with Fred, Velma, Daphne, Shaggy and ol’ Scoob for this mystery-solving pair of black and white High Tops... and we love 'em!View Deal

Summer Chuck Taylor All Star: £60, now £29.99, save £30.01
These Unisex Summer Mesh Chuck Taylor All Star High Tops are reduced by more than 50% and are available in either black/white/electric blush or blue slate/black.View Deal

US deals

Stars & Stripes Chuck Taylors: $60, now  $38.99, save $21.01
Just in time for Thanksgiving come these sneakers with a striking stars and stripes design. Converse say they remind them of “backyard barbecues with the whole crew, stars and stripes everywhere, and the crackle of fireworks in the distance,” and we couldn’t agree more.View Deal

Final Club Chuck Taylor All Star: $70, now $45.97, save $24.03
Yeah, so the patchwork style of these Final Clubs is pretty neat, but we actually really like the coffee-coloured trim and toe. Why, well they don't get discoloured in quite the same way as in white, right?View Deal

Black Friday deals: Vans

UK Deals

Checkerboard Classic Slip-Ons: £55, now £38.50, save £16.50
Vans' range of checkerboard design skate shoes are nothing short of iconic - and there's a Kickback Flip of a deal on their official website right now, with 30% knocked off the RRP.View Deal

Prime Old Skool Pro Shoes: Were £60, now 42, save 18
Lots of lovely colour in this striking pair of Old Skool sneakers in Atlantic/Gold. Even better, there’s 30% off right now. They're durable and look just the ticket.View Deal

US deals

1987-2020 Sk8-Hi Shoes: Were $75, now $52.50
The Simpsons x Vans Sk8-Hi combines the legendary Vans lace-up high top with two Simpson family portraits: one representing the characters’ first appearance in 1987, and one depicting them today.View Deal

El-Barto Sk8-Low Shoes: Were $65, now $45.50
The Simpsons x Vans Sk8-Low combines the takedown of the legendary Vans high top with El Barto’s infamous graffiti. It also includes re-enforced toe caps to withstand repeated wear, padded collars, and signature rubber waffle outsoles.View Deal

Black Friday music deals: 4K TVs

UK deals

Samsung UE65TU7100 4K TV: Was £899, now £499, save £400
This is simply a fantastic deal if your looking to get into the world of 4K viewing. Very.co.uk have knocked £400 off the RRP of this 65-inch behemoth, and if you order now, it'll be delivered by Christmas.View Deal

US deals

Samsung Class 6 Series 4K TV: $749.99, now $529.99, save $220
Go big or go home, right? Well Best Buy have gone all in with this $220 saving on this gigantic 70-inch Samsung. From 4K film watching to sharp gaming, this is a deal not to be missed.View Deal

What do the Black Friday music deals start?

Black Friday takes place every year on the day after Thanksgiving in the US and that means this year it'll be on November 27. Traditionally, it was an American-only sales bonanza for retail stores, but with the rise in online shopping over the past decade, it’s now a global phenomenon. Black Friday deals now begin before the big day and stretch over the weekend, offering massive bargains on a range of products, including Black Friday music deals on Apple AirPods and headphones, through to bluetooth speakers, vinyl and everything in-between. 

When do the Cyber Monday music deals start?

Before the internet took away a large chunk of Black Friday traffic from bricks and mortar retail stores, Cyber Monday was 100% dedicated to online shopping. Of course, the lines between Black Friday and Cyber Monday have now become blurred, turning the annual shopping extravaganza into what is essentially four days of deals. Cyber Monday deals tend to focus on the more technical products such as phones for music, turntables and budget turntables, with this year’s Cyber Monday taking place on November 30.

Best Black Friday music deals 2020: What to expect

With Black Friday 2020 arriving on November 27, music fans in particular will be able to get their hands on a whole range of products at knockdown prices. In 2019, there were Black Friday music deals on band merch, vinyl box sets, the Amazon Echo smart speaker, bluetooth speakers from the likes of Ultimate Ears and Marshall, headphones from Bose, Sony and Bang & Olufsen and the highly sought after Apple Airpods. 

This year, there will even more Black Friday music deals moving online, as many retailers will be completely focused on internet sales due to COVID restrictions on traditional walk-in stores. 

Away from music, expect to see earth-shattering deals on 4K TVs and games consoles – particularly on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. With the PS5 and Xbox Series X also arriving in November, online stores will be looking to shed existing stock of the ‘older’ consoles, so you should be able to save a bunch of cash.

How to spot the best Black Friday music deals

Prices are going to vary across the expanse of the internet for those shiny new headphones you’ve got your eye on, so how are you going to find the best deal? We recommend you do a wee bit of research and find the RRP of the product – that way you’ll be able to see which retailer has slashed the price dramatically or merely lopped a couple of pounds or dollars off the retail price. 

What makes a good deal? Well, it might be something as simple as a price drop or, it could be a buy-one-get-one free deal. Music streaming services such as Amazon Music Unlimited sometimes offer four months of the service at a discounted price, while some deals will come with an added gift, giving you more for your hard-earned cash.

We'd also recommend creating a list of products you're looking for and perhaps a list of backup options just in case that elusive smart speaker you've been searching for months for doesn't pop-up this year.

Here at Louder, we'll do our bit by highlighting the best online Black Friday music deals to help steer you in the right direction.

Best Black Friday music deals: Where to find them

There are going to be Black Friday music deals across the internet on November 27 and beyond, but finding some of the best offers can take a bit of leg work. However, here at Louder, we're going to hand-pick our favourite bargains from a range of sites. Traditionally, sites including Amazon, Marshall, John Lewis, EMP, Very, Impericon, Townsend Music, Etsy, Firebox, Converse, Dr. Martens and Argos – to  name a few – usually cut prices right across the board, so stick with Louder and we'll help get you a fantastic Black Friday music deal or two.