Congratulations to Top 100 Winners!

The Top 100 Dealer Awards, an annual Summer NAMM favorite, staged on Friday night and honored retail excellence in seven “Best Of” categories.

Nashville royalty Cody Alan returned to the Music City Center to host the special evening, which showcased best practices, ideas and inspiration in music retail.

In addition to learning ideas to power their businesses, guests were treated to musical performances by American Idol finalist Melinda Doolittle, backed-up by Tim Akers and The Smoking Section.

Dealer of the Year honors went to A & G Central Music of Madison Heights, MI. Robert Christie and Josh Zapor were on hand to accept the award. When asked the secret to their success, Christie had a simple yet powerful messages for his peers, Summer NAMM attendees, and business managers in general, “focus, have a plan, stick to the plan, and never give up.”

Congratulations to tonight’s winners and all Top 100 Nominees. The Top 100 Dealer Awards returns to Nashville and the Music City Center June 29, 2018.

Dealer of the Year - A & G Central Music, Madison Heights, MI


Best Store Design - Spicer’s Music, Auburn, AL


Best Online Engagement - Andertons Music Co., Surrey, United Kingdom


Best Customer Service - The Candyman Strings & Things, Santa Fe, NM


Music Makes a Difference - A & G Central Music, Madison Heights, MI


Best Marketing & Sales Promotion - Spicer’s Music, Auburn, AL


Best Store Turnaround - Zeswitz Music, Reading, PA


Best Emerging Dealer/Rookie of the Year - Third Rock Music Center, Cincinnati, OH


Congratulations to all of the 2017 Top 100 Award winners!

Store Name City State/Country    
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