Top 100 Dealers Announced!
NAMM 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 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