Top 100 Dealer Awards Returns to 2021 Summer NAMM

A longtime highlight of Summer NAMM, the Top 100 Dealer Awards honors the best of the best in music retail and the Dealer of the Year. This July, the event again returns to Music City to reunite and celebrate our critically important retail community.

Top 100 Dealer Awards Submission Portal

Learn more about attending 2021 Summer NAMM.


Enter one or all of the categories listed to be considered as a Top 100 Dealer.

  • Innovation Award
  • Best Customer Service
  • Best Store Design
  • Best Marketing and Sales Promotion
  • Best Online Engagement
  • Music Makes a Difference
  • Best Community Retail Store


Only NAMM members will be considered. To insure 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

Below are some tips & strategies to help your store stand out from the rest of the submissions.

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Create a Winning Top 100 Entry

Previous Winners

2020 Top 100 Dealer Award Winners

2019 Top 100 Dealer Award Winners

2018 Top 100 Dealer Award Winners

2017 Top 100 Dealer Award Winners

"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.”