NAMM Congratulates the Top 100 Dealers and Recognizes the “Best Of” Award Winners

June 24, 2016

Earlier this evening at the Summer NAMM Show, NAMM honored the Top 100 Dealers and recognized seven with special category awards, including the coveted Dealer of the Year award.  The award recipients are as follows:

Dealer of the Year Contemporary Music Center (Chantilly, VA)
Best Customer Service Amro Music (Memphis, TN)
Best Emerging Dealer The Upper Bout (Champaign, IL)
Music Makes a Difference Contemporary Music Center
Best Marketing & Sales Promotion Contemporary Music Center
Best Online Engagement Port Mac Guitars (Port Macquire, Australia)
Best Store Design Steelwood Guitar Shop & Club (Mexico City, Mexico)
Best Store Turnaround Music Land (Baltimore, Maryland)

“As unique as the customers and locations they serve, the Top 100 honorees all have a bit in common:  a commitment to excellence in music product retailing, customer service, and in acting as music champions within their communities,” shared Joe Lamond, NAMM president and CEO. “We applaud their efforts, and those of all NAMM retail members that are creating positive and memorable shopping experiences which, in turn, help to foster the next generation of music makers.”

Dubbed the ‘retail Oscars’ by Music Inc. magazine, NAMM’s Top 100 Dealer Awards spotlights the industry’s very best music product retailers. To determine the list, an independent panel of judges reviewed hundreds of submissions that are rated across categories that include customer service, best store turnaround, music advocacy, marketing and sales promotion, store design, and emerging dealer, and are scored in accordance to determine the Top 100 list and special awards.

Congratulations to the Top 100 Dealers!

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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.