NAMM Announces Inaugural ‘Top 100 Dealer Awards’ to Be Held at 2011 Summer NAMM

February 16, 2011

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) announced today that it will host its inaugural “Top 100 Dealer Awards” at the 2011 Summer NAMM Show in Nashville, Tenn. this July. This exciting new program will recognize outstanding NAMM Retailers during a gala event on Friday evening of Summer NAMM.

Retailers that are selected as one of the Top 100 will be honored and from that select group, additional "best of" awards will be bestowed in a number of categories culminating in the naming of the “Dealer of the Year." All event attendees will be able to view a presentation showing many of the submissions and demonstrating the elements that have propelled the “Top 100 Dealers" to the top of the industry.

NAMM retailers can enter to be selected by a panel of industry expert judges as one of the "Top 100 Dealers" between March 1 and April 29 online at Please see official rules for all details. All NAMM retailers selected as "Top 100 Dealers" will be invited to the exclusive “Top 100 Dealer Awards” dinner and ceremony on Friday, July 22, 2011.

During the ceremony, NAMM will also announce the winners of the “Best Of” categories including:

  • Best Curb Appeal
  • Best Merchandising & Display
  • Best Ad
  • Best Use of Social Media
  • Best Sales Promotion
  • Best Website
  • Support Music Local Advocacy Award
  • Wanna Play “Music Makes a Difference” Award
  • Best Emerging Dealer “Rookie of the Year” Award
  • NAMM Dealer of the Year

To enter, all active NAMM Member retailers should visit between March 1 and April 29, 2011.