Justmusic Clearance Sale

JustMusic: Much more than just another retailer that has to close

  • The family-run, traditional Berlin company JustMusic intends to cease operations completely
  • We are endeavouring to shut down operations without insolvency proceedings
  • The closure of the FlagShipStore in Kreuzberg is planned for 30 March 2024 at the latest
  • The clearance sale will begin on 19/02/2024 and end on 30/03/2024 - Exclusively in the Berlin shop at Moritzplatz, Oranienstraße 140-142 in 10969 Berlin
  • We will discontinue sales via our website at the start of the clearance sale

Despite various countermeasures and reorganisations, JustMusic has not been operating profitably for some time. Our core business is increasingly shifting to a few online giants with far more favourable cost structures. These giants are putting pressure on prices that we, as a large city retailer with a full range of products and the associated personnel and operating costs, can no longer compete with. Unlike the online giants, we cannot compensate for the constantly falling margins with mass sales.

The acute shortage of skilled labour has also long been evident in local specialist music retail and makes it difficult to effectively exploit the fundamental advantages over online competitors. We could not and cannot influence this and other factors, including the ordered shop closures and pandemic restrictions, inflation, the sharp rise in operating costs or the declining demand for the luxury good "musical instrument" in economically uncertain times.

After many years of rebellion, internal restructuring during and after the pandemic and the associated closures of the shops in Hamburg, Munich and Dortmund, as well as the Piano Galerie in Wilmersdorf, we see no further possibility of reversing the negative trend.

With JustMusic, not only is another department stores' leaving the capital, but also a meeting place for musicians and music enthusiasts, a piece of tradition & culture. Over the past few years, the management and all JustMusic employees have done everything in their power to ensure the store's continued existence. We deeply regret that we have not succeeded in doing so.

We would like to thank all our customers and friends for their loyalty and interest. We would also like to thank all current and former colleagues for their commitment and loyalty over the decades.