2018 Top 100 Dealer Awards

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. Whether you run a small mom-and-pop store or a chain of retail outlets, we invite you to enter this year’s awards program.

The submission period for the 2018 Top 100 Dealer Awards opens on Thursday, March 1 at 8 am (PT) and will close on Monday, March 19 at 5 pm (PT). You can enter your store in the following "Best of" categories:

  • 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” 

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


Only NAMM members will be considered. To insure your eligibility to participate, be sure your NAMM membership is current. To join click here. To renew your membership, click here

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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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2017 Top 100 Dealer Award Winners