NAMM Announces Top 100 Dealers at Summer NAMM Awards Show

NAMM Member Retailers from around the country are honored and the association names its first Dealer of the Year.

July 22, 2011

This evening NAMM announced the winners of the inaugural Top 100 Dealer Awards. The program was created to spotlight the very best industry retailers and share their strategies for success. 

“No one works harder than the local community music store,” said NAMM President and CEO Joe Lamond. “And it’s an honor to pay tribute to those who go out every day and help customers realize their musical dreams.”

Rookie of the Year and Dealer of the Year

In addition to the Top 100 Dealers, NAMM also named winners in a variety of “Best Of” categories, including the Rookie of the Year, Fat Tone Guitars of Northbrook, Ill. 

The Dealer of the Year, Senseney Music of Wichita, Ks., was selected from the group of Top 100 Dealer Award winners and will join the elite Dealer of the Year Hall of Fame.

“Best Of” Award Winners

Best Curb Appeal : Chuck Levin’s Washington Music Center

Best Merchandising & Display: Artisan Guitars

Best Ad : West Music

Best Social Media :  Candyman Strings & Things

Best Sales Promotion:  Tobias Music

Best Website : Simon Ripley’s Music & Art

SupportMusic Award : West Music

Wanna Play Dealer Award : Candyman Strings & Things

Best Clinics & Events: Chuck Levin’s Washington Music Center

The hour-long presentation hosted by Nashville TV and radio personality Storme Warren, featured photos from the top three nominees in each category highlighting the elements that make their businesses and marketing practices unique. The awards were judged by a panel of anonymous industry peers and were selected based on a numeric tabulation of cumulative awarded points. American Express and TSYS Merchant Solutions also sponsored the presentation.

NAMM’s Top 100 Dealers of 2011 are:

  • Alamo Music Center
  • All County Music
  • Alto Music 
  • Amro Music Stores
  • Andy's Music
  • Artisan Guitars
  • Beacock Music
  • Bellevue American Music
  • Bert Murdock Music
  • Best Musical Instruments
  • Blues Angel Music
  • Bringe Music
  • Brass Bell Music
  • Buddy Ringo Drums
  • Buffalo Brothers
  • Candyman Strings & Things
  • Caruso Music
  • Chafin Musicenter
  • Chuck Levin’s Washington Music Center
  • Contemporary Music Center
  • Cream City Music
  • Creative Music & Arts
  • Dave's Guitar Shop
  • Daynes Music
  • Discount Music of Jacksonville
  • Drum World
  • Easy Music Center
  • Elderly Instruments
  • Ellis Drum Shop
  • Fat Tone Guitars
  • Gand Music & Sound
  • Gist Piano Center
  • Grandma's Music & Sound
  • Greene Music
  • Gruhn Guitars
  • Hoggtowne Music
  • Hot Licks Guitar Shop
  • I DJ Now
  • Instrumental Savings
  • J.W. Pepper 
  • Johnny Guitar's
  • Ken Stanton Music 
  • Kenny's Music
  • Kretzer Piano 
  • Lane Music
  • Mantova's Two Street Music 
  • Marshall Music
  • Matt's Music Center
  • McCabe's Guitar Shop
  • Meyer Music
  • Milano Music Center
  • Mississippi Music
  • Mom's Music
  • Monster Music
  • MonsterVision Music
  • Mozingo Music
  • Music Go Round
  • Music Villa
  • N-Tune Music & Sound 
  • Nick Rail Music 
  • Owensboro Music Center
  • Paige’s Music
  • Palen Music Center 
  • Piano Planet
  • Pick 'n' Grin 
  • Portmans Music Superstore
  • Quinlan & Fabish Music
  • Ray Fransen's Drum Center
  • Ray's Midbell Music
  • Rhythm Traders
  • Rick's Music World
  • Robb's Boulder Music
  • Robert M. Sides Family Music 
  • Rockford's Place
  • Royalton Music Center
  • Saied Music
  • Sam Ash Music 
  • Samuel Music 
  • Sarasota Guitar Company
  • Senseney Music 
  • Shuffield Music Company
  • Simon Ripley's Music & Art
  • Skip's Music
  • Sound House Music
  • South Jersey Music
  • Springfield Music
  • Steinway Piano Gallery
  • Strait Music
  • Sweetwater Sound
  • Tarpley Music 
  • Ted Brown Music
  • The Guitar Sanctuary
  • The Music Loft
  • The Music Store
  • The Music Zoo
  • Tobias Music
  • Uncle Ike's Music
  • Unga Bunga Music
  • Wert Music 
  • West Music
  • West L.A. Music
  • Willcutt Guitar Shoppe
  • Willis Music