NAMM Celebrates the World’s 100 Top Music Product Dealers

The Top 100 Dealer Awards celebrate innovation, best business practices and commitment music

May 19, 2015

The world’s top music retailers may stand up and take a bow as the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) recognizes 2015's Top 100 Dealers. The industry will celebrate the 2015 Top 100 Dealers, 2015’s Dealer of the Year and seven other category winners during the Top 100 Dealer Awards Friday night, July 10 during Summer NAMM.

“The NAMM Top 100 Dealers go beyond running a successful business, they are ambassadors for music and music education in their communities,” said Joe Lamond, president and CEO of NAMM. “They generously share their passion for music with both longtime customers and those just beginning their musical journey. What they add to their communities can best be measured in the number of lives positively impacted through music.”

An independent panel of judges evaluated retailers’ submissions across categories including customer service, music advocacy, store design and promotions. NAMM’s Top 100 Dealers demonstrate overall merit and a consistent understanding of industry best practices. The judges then score the nominees to determine the category winners and Dealer of the Year that will be announced at the July 10 Awards event.

Excellence in eight categories will be recognized during the Top 100 Dealer Awards at Summer NAMM. New categories Best Store Turnaround, and Best Customer Service will be awarded alongside Best Store Design, Best Marketing and Sales Promotion, Best Online Engagement, Best Emerging Dealer, Music Makes a Difference Award, and Dealer of the Year at the Top 100 Dealer Awards.

All NAMM members are invited to the Top 100 Dealer Awards. Register online for Summer NAMM: https://www.namm.org/summer/2015/badges.

Congratulations to the 2015 Top 100 Dealers!

ABC Music Store & Academy Benicia CA
Alamo Music Center San Antonio TX
All County Music Tamarac FL
Amro Music Memphis TN
Andertons Music Co. Surrey UK
Andy's Music Mobile AL
Antonio Violins Cincinnati OH
Arthur's Music Store Indianapolis IN
Bailey Brothers Music Company Montgomery AL
Bananas At Large San Rafael CA
Beacock Music Vancouver WA
Bertrand's Music San Diego CA
Bluedog Guitars North Vancouver BC
Blues Angel Music Pensacola FL
Bridgepoint Music Menlo Park CA
Brighton Music Center New Brighton PA
C.A. House Music St. Clairsville OH
Capo's Music Store Abingdon VA
Carter Vintage Guitars Nashville TN
Central Instrument Co. Cuyahoga Falls OH
Chuck Levin's Washington Music Center Wheaton MD
Contemporary Music Center Haymarket VA
Creative Music Center Monroe CT
Dietze Music House Lincoln NE
Easy Music Center Honolulu HI
Eatmybeats Tuscaloosa AL
Five Star Guitars Hillsboro OR
Flute Pro Shop Wilmington DE
George's Music Berwyn PA
Gerry's Music Shop S. Hadley MA
Guitar Center Westlake Village CA
Guitar-Repairs Gams CHE
Guitars Etc Athens TX
Heid Music Appleton WI
Hell Creek Music & More Glendive MT
Hollywood Piano Company Burbank CA
Hot Licks Guitar Shop Waldorf MD
Instrumental Music Center Tucson AZ
Island Music Company La Plata MD
Ken Stanton Music Marietta GA
Kidder Music Peoria IL
Kosmic Sound Osborne Park AUS
Kraft Music Franklin WI
L.A. Music Mississauga ON
Larry's Music Center Wooster OH
LAWK STAR Guitars Clackamas OR
Legend Music Manteca CA
Lone Star Percussion Dallas TX
Lowe Vintage Instrument Company Burlington NC
Matt's Music Weymouth MA
Merriam Music Oakville ON
Metalstring Sound Durham NC
Middle C Music Washington DC
Mike Risko Music Ossining NY
Mike's Music of Maryland Ellicott City MD
Mississippi Music, Inc. Hattiesburg MS
Monster Music Levittown NY
Music Authority Cumming GA
Music Go Round Minneapolis MN
Music Inc. of Louisiana Gonzales LA
Music Villa Bozeman MT
Musical Innovations Greenville SC
MusicStoreLive.com South Burlington VT
N Tune Music Odessa TX
NOVA Music Center Manassas VA
Paige's Music Indianapolis IN
Pellegrino Music Center Canton OH
Piano Gallery Bonita Springs FL
Plum Grove Music Lowell IN
Progressive Music McKeesport PA
Progressive Music Center Durham NC
Quinlan & Fabish Music Co. Burr Ridge IL
Robert M. Sides Family Music Centers Williamsport PA
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
Schmitt Music Brooklyn Center MN
Senseney Music, Inc. Wichita KS
Shoreline Music Durango CO
Skip's Music Sacramento CA
Spicer's Music Auburn AL
Springfield Music Springfield MO
Strings and Beyond Southport NC
Summerhays Music Murray UT
Ted Brown Music Tacoma WA
The Acoustic Shoppe Springfield MO
The Candyman Strings & Things Santa Fe NM
The Guitar Dude Lighthouse Point FL
The Music Den Butler NJ
The Music Room Palatine IL
The Music Store Garland TX
The Music Zoo Roslyn NY
Tobias Music Downers Grove IL
Uncle Ike's Music & Sound Dubuque IA
Vintage King Audio Ferndale MI
Wentworth Music Kelowna BC
West Music Coralville IA
White House of Music Waukesha WI
Wondersound Music Menomonee Falls WI

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.