NAMM Celebrates the World’s Top 100 Dealers and Announces “Best of” Category Winners

-Top music products dealers, “Dealer of the Year” honored at annual awards event-

July 14, 2017

NASHVILLE – July 14, 2017 –  Earlier this evening at Nashville’s Music City Center, The National Association of Music Merchants honored the Top 100 Dealers in the industry and announced the list of enterprising music product retailers who received “Best of” awards for their excellence in several areas, including the coveted “Dealer of the Year” award. The annual awards show recognizes the industry’s outstanding music retailers who demonstrate exceptional commitment to their stores, neighborhoods and customers, and share in a vision of creating a more musical world through their local communities. The event is annually held at Summer NAMM, July 13-15.
“At the heart of every music store, there is a story of inspiration, dedication and a pursuit to create a more musical world,” shared Joe Lamond, NAMM President and CEO. “The Top 100 Dealers exemplify a commitment – to their community, their staff, and the industry to create a space which welcomes and inspires music makers through their products and services.”  
Congratulations to the following “Best of” category winners and "Dealer of the Year:"
Best Store Design:  Spicer’s Music (Auburn, AL)
Best Store Turnaround:  Zeswitz Music (Reading, PA)
Best Online Engagement: Andertons Music Co (UK)
Best Customer Service: The Candyman Strings & Things (Santa Fe, NM)
Music Makes a Difference: A&G Central Music (Madison Heights, MI)
Best Marketing and Sales Promotion: Spicer’s Music
Best Emerging Dealer: Third Rock Music Center (Cincinnati, OH)
Dealer of the Year:      A&G Central Music
The “Best of” category winners are selected from the Top 100 Dealers. All Top 100 Dealers are selected from a self-submission process and are numerically rated across a variety of categories by an independent panel of judges. Each submission was scored to determine the Top 100 list, the category awards and the overall Dealer of the Year award.   View the full list of Top 100 winners here:


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, call 800.767.NAMM (6266) or follow the organization on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.