The Top 100 Music Product Retailers to be Honored at Summer NAMM

-Standout music stores recognized at industry’s annual awards show-

May 3, 2017

NAMM, The National Association of Music Merchants, is pleased to announce the list of enterprising music product retailers to be recognized at The Top 100 Dealer Awards. 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.

“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 communities, their staff, and the industry to create a space which welcomes and inspires music makers through their products and services.”

The Top 100 Dealers will be honored at an awards gala on Friday, July 14 at the annual Summer NAMM Show at Nashville’s Music City Center. From the Top 100 honorees, seven music retailers will be recognized 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 Dealer of the Year award will go to one of the recipients in the aforementioned categories.

From a self-submission process, an independent panel of judges numerically rated the Top 100 Dealers across several categories including customer service, music advocacy, store design and promotions. Each submission was scored to determine the Top 100 list, the category awards and the overall Dealer of the Year award.

The Top 100 Dealer awards party will be held in the Karl F. Dean Grand Ballroom at Music City Center during the Summer NAMM show. All Summer NAMM badge holders are invited to attend this evening honoring excellence in music retailing.

Congratulations to the following winners:

A & G Central Music Madison Heights MI
All County Music Tamarac FL
Amro Music Memphis TN
Andertons Music Co. Surrey United Kingdom
Antonio Violins Cincinnati OH
Backstage Music Starkville MS
Bailey Brothers Music Company Montgomery AL
Bertrand's Music San Diego CA
Big Music Sydney NSW, Australia
Bluedog Guitars North Vancouver BC, Canada
Blues Angel Music Pensacola FL
Brighton Music Center New Brighton PA
C.A. House Music St. Clairsville OH
Carter Vintage Guitars Nashville TN
Casino Guitars Southern Pines NC
Cassell's Music San Fernando CA
Chicago Music Exchange Chicago IL
Contemporary Music Center Haymarket VA
Cosmo Music Richmond Hill ON, Canada
Cream City Music Brookfield WI
Day Violins Chantilly VA
EatMyBeats Tuscaloosa AL
Farley's House Of Pianos Madison WI
Five Star Guitars Beaverton OR
GarageBand Music Utica MI
George's Music Berwyn PA
Guitars Etc. Athens TX
Heid Music Appleton WI
Hollywood Piano Burbank CA
Hot Licks Guitar Shop Waldorf MD
Instrumental Music Center Tucson AZ
Ish Guitars Syracuse NY
Island Music Company La Plata MD
Kidder Music Service Peoria IL
Larry's Music Center Wooster OH
LAWK STAR Guitars Clackamas OR
Legend Music Manteca CA
Lowe Vintage Instrument Company Burlington NC
Matt's Music Weymouth MA
Maxwell's House of Music Jeffersonville IN
Menchey Music Service, Inc. Hanover PA
Merriam Music Oakville ON, Canada
Middle C Music Washington DC
Midwood Guitar Studio Charlotte NC
Mike Risko Music Ossining NY
Millers Music Cambridge United Kingdom
Monster Music Levittown NY
Moore Music Evansville IN
Mozart Einstein & Me Benicia CA
Music Authority Cumming GA
Music Go Round Minneapolis MN
Music Land Bel Air MD
Music Man W. Palm Beach FL
Music on the Hill Washington DC
Music Royale Powell OH
Music Villa Bozeman MT
Musical Innovations Greenville SC
NOVA Music Center Manassas VA
Ottawa Pianos Ottawa ON, Canada
Paige's Music Indianapolis IN
Pecknel Music Company Greenville SC
Plum Grove Music Lowell IN
PM Music Center Aurora IL
Port Mac Guitars Port Macquarie NSW, Australia
Progressive Music Mckeesport PA
Quinlan & Fabish Music Co. Burr Ridge IL
Red Dragon Guitars Sparta NC
Righteous Guitars Roswell GA
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
Schmitt Music Brooklyn Center MN
Shoreline Music Durango CO
Shuffield Music Company Arkadelphia AR
Sims Music Columbia SC
Sinasoid Lynnwood WA
Spicer's Music Auburn AL
Springfield Music Springfield MO
Strait Music Company Austin TX
Strings and Beyond Southport NC
Summerhays Music Murray UT
Symphony Supply Paducah KY
Ted Brown Music Tacoma WA
The Acoustic Shoppe Springfield MO
The Candyman Strings & Things Santa Fe NM
The Loft Violin Shop Columbus OH
The Minor Chord Music Outfitters Littleton MA
The Music Room Palatine IL
The Music Store Garland TX
Third Rock Music Center Cincinnati OH
TJ's Music Fall River MA
Ukulele Station America Oregon IL
Uncle Ike's Music & Sound Dubuque IA
Unga Bunga Music Paducah KY
Wentworth Music Kelowna BC, Canada
West Music Coralville IA
Westlake Pro North Hollywood CA
Willis Music Florence KY
Zeswitz Music Reading PA

 

To register online for Summer NAMM badges, please visit: https://www.namm.org/summer/2017/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.