2018 Top 100 Dealer Awards

2018 Summer NAMM Top 100 Dealer Awards Call for Entries

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The submission period for the 2018 Top 100 Dealer Awards is now closed. The Top 100 Dealers will be announced at the end of April. The category winners will be announced on Friday, June 29 during the Top 100 Dealer Awards at Summer NAMM.

Dinner begins at 6 pm and show begins at 7pm. Bring your Summer NAMM badge for access. 

Dubbed the "Retail Oscars" by Music Inc. magazine, the Top 100 Dealer Awards spotlights the industry’s very best music product retailers and shares their strategies for success. In addition to choosing the Top 100 Dealers, an independent panel of judges also picks winners in seven “Best of” categories, from which the prestigious “Dealer of the Year” is selected.

By entering one or all of the categories listed, you will be automatically entered for consideration as a Top 100 Dealer.

  • Best Store Turnaround
  • Best Customer Service
  • Best Store Design
  • Best Marketing and Sales Promotion
  • Best Online Engagement
  • Music Makes a Difference Award
  • Best Emerging Dealer - “Rookie Of The Year”


Only NAMM members will be considered. To ensure your eligibility to participate, be sure your NAMM membership is current. Fill out the NAMM Membership Application to become a member or for existing members, renew your membership.

Tips & Strategies

The entries for the Top 100 Dealer Awards are as unique as the companies that submit them. But the nominees and winning dealers tend to have some things in common: they know how to market themselves and create a clear and compelling entry.

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Previous Winners

2017 Top 100 Dealer Award Winners