Sam Ash Closes Remaining Stores

Sam  Ash Closes Remaining Stores

Sam Ash Music has announced “with a heavy heart” it will be closing all of its stores. The family-fun business has been a pillar of the American music industry for 100 years. 

An initial 18 stores were closed in March, including its flagship New York store. Speaking to amNew York Metro at the time of those closures, Sam Ash had said the “company must continue to adapt to ensure its continued success” as it looks toward the next 100 years of its operations. 

But, as it battles the online boom, Sam Ash has now closed all of its remaining stores, with a closing-down sale currently ongoing. 

In a statement posted on its social media channels, the company said: “It is with a heavy heart that we announce that all Sam Ash Music store locations will begin store closing sales today… Thank you for allowing us to serve musicians like you for 100 years.”

The statement also confirmed there will be heavy discounts on its premium range of equipment online.

The comments section has understandably been flooded with musicians, with one hailing the store as “a big supporter of musicians and the artform,” while another said, “A huge chapter is about to close.” 

Drummer Luke Holland, who has played on albums by Jason Richardson and The Hollywood Undead, underscored the value of physical music stores and the role they play in musician's lives, saying, “Sam Ash is where my music career started in Arizona. Thank you for everything!”