Breaking News – Daddy’s Junky Music Closes. Hard to believe one of the largest and most influential music stores in New England has folded under the pressures of how the music industry now does business. Traditional brick & mortar music stores have been struggling to keep up with the pace of online marketing and sales developments. Online dealers reach more customers with less overhead so they can compete with lower margins. I think the best way for a traditional store to survive is to focus on education, i.e. lessons and training, to find and keep its customers. Unfortunately more of today’s musicians are probably hanging out online than at the music stores they once populated. Why leave home when the world is your oyster on your computer?