NAMM Announces Top 100 Dealers of Music Products and Instruments in America

Carlsbad, CA, May 29, 2012—The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) announces the Top 100 Dealers of music products and instruments in the United States. The awards will be presented to the top music merchants from across the country at the organization’s annual summer music product trade show, Summer NAMM, held in Nashville, Tenn., on July 13, 2012. In addition to the Top 100, NAMM will recognize the Dealer of the Year and retail winners in a dozen other categories at the event.
 
Music product retailers were judged by a panel of impartial expert judges, selected by but not otherwise affiliated with NAMM, using a numeric rating on the following criteria:

  • Show a clear understanding that the success of a retail store is directly related to customer satisfaction
  • Provide a retail experience worth returning for and recommending others to
  • Design a floor plan, merchandising and marketing that encourages repeat sales
  • Prepare for future success with sound planning, marketing and training initiatives
  • Use the web and social media in engaging, effective ways

Other category winners being announced on July 13 include: Best Ad, Best Curb Appeal, Emerging Dealer, Best Merchandising and Display, Best Sales Promotion, Best Use of Social Media, Best Website, the SupportMusic Local Advocacy Award, WannaPlay “Music Makes a Difference” Award and Other/Name Your Own Category.
 
“These awards are a chance for NAMM retail members to be recognized and rewarded by their peers for proactive, innovative business efforts and effective marketing campaigns,” said NAMM President and CEO Joe Lamond. “As retailers gather in Nashville this summer, we encourage them to use The Top 100 as inspiration to help their businesses find even more success in the upcoming year.”
 
Top 100 Dealers for 2012:
Alamo Music Center, Inc.
All County Music
Alto Music, Inc.
Amro Music Stores, Inc.
Andy's Music, Inc.
Artisan Guitars
Bananas At Large
Beacock Music Co., Inc.
Bertrand Music Enterprises, Inc.
Blues Angel Music
Brass Bell Music, Inc.
Buddy Roger's Music
Buffalo Bros.
Candyman Strings & Things
Capitol Music Center
Cascio Music Co., Inc.
Chuck Levin's Washington Music Center
Contemporary Music Center
Corner Music
Cream City Music
Creative Music & Arts, LLC
Damm Music Center, Inc.
Dietze Music House
Downtown Piano Works, LLC
Drum Center of Portsmouth
Easy Music Center
Eckroth Music Co.
Elderly Instruments
Foster Family Music Center
Frank & Camille’s East
Frank Rieman Music, Inc.
Gand Music & Sound
Gelb Music
George's Music Stores
Grandma's Music & Sound
Gruhn Guitars, Inc.
Heid Music Company, Inc.
Hell Creek Music & More
Hollywood Piano Company
Hot Licks Guitar Shop
I DJ Now
Instrumental Music Center
Instrumental Music Co.
International House of Music
Jacobs Music Co.
Ken Stanton Music, Inc.
Kenny's Music
Kidder Music Service, Inc.
Lane Music
Legend Music, LLC
Leitz Music Co., Inc.
M. Steinert & Sons Co., Inc.
Marshall Music Co.
Matt's Music Center
Menchey Music Service, Inc.
Meridian Music Co.
Middle C Music Corp.
Mississippi Music, Inc.
Monster Music
Mozingo Music
Music Go Round
Music Villa
N Tune Music & Sound, Inc.
Nick Rail Music, Inc.
NOVA Music Center
Owensboro Music Center
Palen Music Center, Inc.
Pecknel Music Co., Inc.
Pepperell Music Center
Piano Gallery, LLC
Pick 'n' Grin, Inc.
Popplers Music Store
Portland Music Co.
Portmans Music Superstore, Inc.
Professional Drum Shop
Progressive Music
Progressive Percussion Drum Studios, Inc.
Prosound Corp.
Quinlan & Fabish Music Co.
Richmond Music Center, Inc.
Robb's Music
Robert M. Sides Family Music Centers
Rockley Music Co., Inc.
Royalton Music Center
Saied Music Co.
Samuel Music Co.
Schmitt Music Co.
Senseney Music, Inc.
Skip's Music
Springfield Music, Inc.
Strait Music Co.
Summerhays Music Center
Tarpley Music Co., Inc.
Ted Brown Music Co.
The Music Store
The Music Zoo, Inc.
Tobias Music
Truetone Music
Uncle Ike's Music
West L.A. Music, Inc.
West Music Co., Inc.
White House of Music, Inc.
Willcutt Guitar Shoppe
Willis Music Company
World Music Nashville

About NAMM
The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) is the not-for-profit association with a mission to strengthen the $17 billion music products industry and promote the pleasures and benefits of making music. NAMM's activities and programs are designed to promote music making to people of all ages. NAMM is comprised of approximately 9,000 Member companies located in more than 87 countries. For more information about NAMM or the proven benefits of making music, interested parties can visit www.namm.org, call 800.767.NAMM (6266) or follow the organization on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Media Contacts

Lora Bodmer - NAMM
Director of Public Relations & Social Media | Phone: 760.438.8007

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