NAMM Celebrates the Top 100 Music Products Retailers

NAMM’s Top 100 Dealer Awards honor standout retailers in music product industry

April 26, 2016

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) is honored to announce the final selections for 2016’s Top 100 Dealer Awards. Now in its sixth year, the Top 100 Dealer Awards spotlight the very best industry retailers who demonstrate exceptional commitment to their stores, neighborhoods and customers, and play an important role in acting as music making ambassadors in their communities.

“The ‘Top 100 Dealer’ program has certainly grown a bit since it was launched a few years ago. Our retail members who enter the competition are passionate about their businesses and really know how to tell their stories of service to their customers and their communities,” said NAMM President and CEO, Joe Lamond. “In my opinion, we owe a debt of gratitude to all our retail members, through their tireless efforts, they are providing access to music products and services which help to foster the next generation of music makers.” 

The Top 100 Dealers will be honored at an awards gala on Friday, June 24 at the annual Summer NAMM show in Nashville. Of the Top 100, seven standout dealers will also be honored in “Best of” categories including: Best Store Turnaround, Best Customer Service, Best Store Design, Best Marketing and Sales Promotion, Best Online Engagement, Best Emerging Dealer/”Rookie of the Year,” and one recipient will be honored with the Music Makes a Difference Award.  The coveted NAMM Dealer of the Year award will go to one of the recipients in the aforementioned categories.

Each Top 100 submission was reviewed by an independent panel of judges and numerically rated across categories that included customer service, music advocacy, store design and promotions and were scored in accordance to determine the Top 100 list, the category winners, and the overall award, Dealer of the Year.

The Top 100 Dealer Awards presentation will be held in the Davidson Ballroom at Music City Center Friday, June 24 at 6:00 p.m. All Summer NAMM badge holders are invited to attend this evening honoring excellence in music retailing.

Congratulations to the 2016 Top 100 Dealers:

Store Name City State/Country
A & G Central Music Madison Heights MI
Absolute Music Bournemouth United Kingdom
All County Music Tamarac FL
Amro Music Memphis TN
Andertons Music Co. Surrey United Kingdom
Andy's Music Mobile AL
Antonio Violins Cincinnati OH
Art's Music Shop, Inc. Montgomery AL
Bertrand's Music San Diego CA
Bill Harris Music Provo UT
Bill's Music Baltimore MD
Bluedog Guitars North Vancouver BC, Canada
Blues Angel Music Pensacola FL
Bridgepoint Music Menlo Park CA
Brighton Music Center New Brighton PA
Buddy Roger's Music Cincinnati OH
C.A. House Music St. Clairsville OH
Capo's Music Store Abingdon VA
Carter Vintage Guitars Nashville TN
Casino Guitars Southern Pines NC
Central Instrument Co. Cuyahoga Falls OH
Contemporary Music Center Haymarket VA
Creative Music Center Monroe CT
Day Violins Chantilly VA
Dietze Music Lincoln NE
Downtown Piano Works Frederick MD
EatMyBeats Tuscaloosa AL
Family Music Louisville KY
Family Piano Co. Waukegan IL
Farley's House Of Pianos Madison WI
Five Star Guitars Hillsboro OR
Fox Music House Charleston SC
Front Stage Music Katy TX
Guitars Etc Athens TX
Hartland Music Hartland WI
Heid Music Appleton WI
Hell Creek Music & More Glendive MT
Hillje Music Center Boerne TX
Instrumental Music Ventura CA
Instrumental Music Center Tucson AZ
Island Music Company La Plata MD
Ken Stanton Music Marietta GA
L.A. Music Mississauga ON, Canada
Lafargue Pianos Metairie LA
Larry's Music Center Wooster OH
LAWK STAR Guitars Clackamas OR
Legend Music Manteca CA
Lock 12 Music Bellevue IA
Lowe Vintage Instrument Company Burlington NC
Matt's Music Weymouth MA
Maxwell's House of Music Jeffersonville IN
Middle C Music Washington DC
Mike Risko Music Ossining NY
Mojo Music Oakville ON, Canada
Music Authority Cumming GA
Music Go Round Minneapolis MN
Music Land Bel Air MD
Music on the Hill Washington DC
Music Royale Powell OH
Music Villa Bozeman MT
Musical Innovations Greenville SC
N Stuff Music Pittsburgh PA
Owensboro Music Center Owensboro KY
Paige's Music Indianapolis IN
Pellegrino Music Center Canton OH
Plum Grove Music Lowell IN
PM Music Center Aurora IL
Port Mac Guitars Port Macquarie NSW, Australia
Progressive Music Center Durham NC
Quinlan & Fabish Music Co. Burr Ridge IL
Red Dragon Guitars Sparta NC
Rice Music House Columbia SC
Romeo Music Dallas TX
Royalton Music Center North Royalton OH
Sam Ash Music Hicksville NY
San Diego Music Studio San Marcos CA
Santa Barbara Guitar Bar Santa Barbara CA
Schmidt's Music Pensacola FL
Shoreline Music Durango CO
Sinasoid Lynnwood WA
Spicer's Music Auburn AL
Springfield Music Springfield MO
Steelwood Guitar Shop & Club Mexico City Mexico
Strait Music Company Austin TX
Ted Brown Music Tacoma WA
The Acoustic Shoppe Springfield MO
The Candyman Strings & Things Santa Fe NM
The Drum Shop Tulsa OK
The Music Room Palatine IL
The Strum Shop Roseville CA
The Upper Bout Champaign IL
TJ's Music Fall River MA
Ukulele Station America Oregon IL
Uncle Ike's Music & Sound Dubuque IA
Wadsworth Music Wadsworth OH
Wentworth Music Kelowna BC, Canada
West Music Coralville IA
Willis Music Florence KY
Wondersound Music Menomonee Falls WI
Zeswitz Music Reading PA

To register online for Summer NAMM badges, please visit: https://www.namm.org/summer/2016/badges

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. NAMM is comprised of approximately 10,300 members located in 104 countries and regions. NAMM events and members fund The NAMM Foundation's efforts to promote the pleasures and benefits of music, and advance active participation in music making across the lifespan. For more information about NAMM, please visit www.namm.org, call 800.767.NAMM (6266) or follow the organization on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.