The Top 100 Dealer Awards Returns to Summer NAMM July 14

A highlight that makes Summer NAMM especially unique is the Top 100 Dealer Awards, that celebrate the best of the best in music retail recognizing seven special category awards, including the coveted Dealer of the Year award.  

The Top 100 Dealer Awards returns to Nashville and Summer NAMM July 14, 2017. All members are invited to come cheer on their peers and see the unveiling of the Dealer of the Year award. 

Last year this special evening was marked with great music from Tim Akers & The Smoking Section, and moving acceptance speeches as dealers from around the world were honored for excellence in serving their customers and communities. The Awards also included some Nashville star-power, hosted by CMT's Cody Alan. 

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.