37th Annual America’s Top Music Chains

by Christian Wissmuller • in
  • December 2018
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• Created: December 3, 2018

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As the dealers represented in this report are privately held, the data being presented in “America’s Top Chains” was supplied by the companies, themselves. In other instances, MMR made estimates based on data available to our research team.

Guitar Center

PO, P, DP, BO, FA, SR, EK, PC, DJ, LT, IN, PM

(Including Music & Arts)

Total Units 487

Opened ‘18 44

Closed ‘18 0

Volume (est. ‘18) N/A, but often estimated to be in excess $2 billion.

5795 Lindero Canyon Rd., Westlake Village, Calif. 91362

(818) 735-8800

media@guitarcentercom

www.guitarcenter.com

CEO: Ron Japinga

 

Sam Ash Music Corp.

DP, BO, FA, SR, EK, PC, DJ, LT, PM

Total Units 46

Opened ‘18 1

Closed ‘18 0

Volume (est. ‘18) N/A

278 Duffy Drive, Hicksville, N.Y. 11802

(516) 932-6400

sammy@samash.com

www.samash.com

CEO: Richard Ash

 

Music Go Round

DP, BO, FA, SR, EK, PC, DJ, LT

Total Units 34

Opened ‘18 1

Closed ‘18 1

Volume (est. ‘18) $35.1 MM

605 Hwy 169N #400, Minneapolis, Minn. 55441

(763) 520-8500

tkletti@musicgoround.com

www.musicgoround.com

Director: Tim Kletti

 

Fletcher Music Centers

PO

Total Units 15

Opened ‘18 0

Closed ‘18 4

Volume (est. ‘18) $11 MM

3966 Airway Circle, Clearwater, Fla. 33762

(727) 571-1088

jriley@fletchermusic.com

www.fletchermusic.com

CEO: John Riley

 

Schmitt Music Co.

P, DP, SR, EK, PC, BO, FA, PM

Total Units 14

Opened ‘18 0

Closed ‘18 0

Volume (est. ‘18) N/A

Butler Square, 2400 Freeway Blvd., Brooklyn Center, Minn. 55430

(763) 566-4560

tom.schmitt@schmittmusic.com

www.schmittmusic.com

CEO: Tom Schmitt

 

Steinway Hall

P

Total Units 13

Opened ‘18 0

Closed ‘18 1

Volume (est. ‘18) N/A

1133 Avenue of the Americas, New York, N.Y. 10036

(212) 246-1100

showrooms@steinway.com

www.steinway.com

CEO: Ron Losby

 

J.W. Pepper & Son, Inc.

PM

Total Units 13

Opened ‘18 0

Closed ‘18 0

Volume (est. ‘18) $91 MM

191 Sheree Blvd., Exton, Pa. 19341

(610) 648-0500

lpaynter@jwpepper.com

www.jwpepper.com

CEO: Glenn Burtch

 

Universal Melody d.b.a. Brook Mays/ H&H

BO

Total Units 9

Opened ‘18 0

Closed ‘18 0

Volume (est. ‘18) $15 MM

8605 Carpenter Frwy., Dallas, Texas 75229

(214) 498-8981

billeveritt@brookmays.com

www.brookmays.com

CEO: William Everitt

 

Piano Distributors
PO, P, DP, EK, PM

Total Units 8

Opened ‘18 0

Closed ‘18 1

Volume (est. ‘18) N/A

1475 12th St. E., Palmetto, Fla. 34221

(941) 729-5047

sboyce@pianodistributors.com

www.pianodistributors.com

 

Quinlan & Fabish Music

BO, PC, PM

Total Units 8

Opened ‘18 0

Closed ‘18 0

Volume (est. ‘18) N/A

6827 High Grove Blvd., Burr Ridge, Ill. 60527

(630) 654-4111

gqjr@qandf.com

www.qandf.com

CEO: George Quinlan, Jr.

 

Menchey Music Service

P, DP, BO, FA, EK, PC, PM

Total Units 8

Opened ‘18 0

Closed ‘18 0

Volume (est. ‘18) N/A

PO Box 474, 9 Barnhart Drive, Hanover, Pa. 17331

(717) 637-2185

jmenchey@menchey.com

www.mencheymusic.com

President: Joel Menchey

 

Palen Music Center

PC, FA, SR, EK, PM

Total Units 8

Opened ‘18 0

Closed ‘18 0

Volume (est. ‘18) N/A

1560 E. Raynell Pl., Springfield, Mo. 65804

(417) 882-7000

www.palenmusic.com

CEO: Brett Palen

 

George’s Music Stores

DP, BO, FA, SR, EK, PC, DJ, LT, PM

Total Units 7

Opened ‘18 0

Closed ‘18 0

Volume (est. ‘18) N/A

650 W. Swedesford Rd., Berwyn, Pa. 19312

(610) 993-3110

www.georgesmusic.com

CEO: George Hines

 

Marshall Music Co.

PO, BO, FA, SR, EK, PC, DJ, LT, PM

Total Units 7

Opened ‘18 0

Closed ‘18 0

Volume (est. ‘18) N/A

3240 E. Saginaw St., Lansing, Mich. 48912

(517) 337-9700

info@marshallmusic.com

www.marshallmusic.com

CEO: Dan Marshall

 

West Music Co.

P, DP, BO, FA, SR, EK, PC, DJ, LT, IN, PM

Total Units 7

Opened ‘18 0

Closed ‘18 0

Volume (est. ‘18) $45 MM

1212 5th Street, Coralville, Iowa 52241

(319) 351-2000

rwalenta@westmusic.com

www.westmusic.com

CEO: Robin Walenta

 

Eckroth Music Co.

P, DP, BO, FA, PC

Total Units 7

Opened ‘18 1

Closed ‘18 0

Volume (est. ‘18) $12.9 MM

1655 N. Grandview Lane, Bismarck, N.D. 58503

(701) 223-5320

jeff@eckroth.com

www.eckroth.com

CEO: Jeffrey Eckroth

 

Jacobs Music

P, DP

Total Units 6

Opened ‘18 0

Closed ‘18 1

Volume (est. ‘18) N/A

1718 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19103

(215) 568-7800

chris@jacobsmusiccompany.com

www.jacobsmusic.com

President: Chris Rinaldi

 

Kennelly Keys

DP, PC, BO, FA, SR, EK, PM

Total Units 6

Opened ‘18 0

Closed ‘18 0

Volume (est. ‘18) N/A

4918 196th St. SW, Lynwood, Wash. 98036

(425) 771-7020

info@kennellykeysmusic.com

www.kennellykeysmusic.com

CEO: William J. Kennelly

 

Nick Rail Music

DP, BO, FA, SR, EK, PC, PM

Total Units 6

Opened ‘18 0

Closed ‘18 0

Volume (est. ‘18) $10 MM

2801 De La Vina St., Santa Barbara, Calif. 93105

(805) 569-5353

nickrail@nickrailmusic.com

www.nickrailmusic.com

CEO: Nick Rail

 

Ted Brown Music Co.

DP, BO, FA, SR, EK, PC, DJ, LT IN, PM

Total Units 6

Opened ‘18 0

Closed ‘18 0

Volume (est. ‘18) $16 MM

6228 Tacoma Mall Blvd., Tacoma, Wash. 98409

(253) 272-3211

stephanie@tedbrownmusic.com

www.tedbrownmusic.com

CEO: Whitney Grisaffi

 

Saied Music

PO, DP, BO, BO, FA, SR, EK, PC, LT, PM

Total Units 6

Opened ‘18 0

Closed ‘18 0

Volume (est. ‘18) N/A

3259 S. Yale Ave., Tulsa, Okla. 74135

(918) 742-5541

info@saiedmusic.com

www.saiedmusic.com

CEO: Bob Saied

 

Frank Rieman Music, Inc.

P, DP, BO, FA, SR, EK, PC, LT, PM

Total Units 6

Opened ‘18 0

Closed ‘18 0

Volume (est. ‘18) $10 MM

4420 E. Broadway, Des Moines, Iowa 50317

(515) 262-0365

davek@riemans.com

www.riemansmusic.com

CEO: Pam Donahue

 

Keyboard Concepts

P, DP, PM

Total Units 6

Opened ‘18 0

Closed ‘18 0

Volume (est. ‘18) N/A

5539 Van Nuys Blvd., Sherman Oaks, Calif. 91041

(818) 787-0201

Dennis.Hagerty@keyboardconcepts.com

www.keyboardconcepts.com

CEO: Dennis Hagerty

 

Rettig Music

BO, PM

Total Units 6

Opened ‘18 1

Closed ‘18 0

Volume (est. ‘18) N/A

6323 Sawmill Rd., Dublin, Ohio 43017

(614) 792-2100

www.rettigmusic.com

 

White House of Music

DP, BO, FA, SR, EK, PC, PM

Total Units 6

Opened ‘18 0

Closed ‘18 0

Volume (est. ‘18) N/A

2101 Springdale Rd., Waukesha, Wis. 53186

(262) 798-9700

chris@whitehouseofmusic.com

www.whitehouseofmusic.com

CEO: Christopher White

 

Piano Gallery

PO, P, DP, EK, PM

Total Units 6

Opened ‘18 0

Closed ‘18 3

Volume (est. ‘18) $15 MM

5478 South Green Street, Murray, Utah

(801) 266-9550

info@pianogallery.com

www.pianogallery.com

CEO: Stan Beagley

 

Bertrand’s Music

DP, BO, FA, EK, PM

Total Units 5

Opened ‘18 0

Closed ‘18 1

Volume (est. ‘18) N/A

9906 Carmel Mountain Rd., San Diego,

Calif. 92129

(888) 780-1812

www.bertrandsmusic.com

CEO: John Bertrand, Sr.

 

Willis Music Co.

P, DP, BO, FA, SR, EK, PC, LT, IN, PM

Total Units 5

Opened ‘18 0

Closed ‘18 0

Volume (est. ‘18) N/A

7380 Industrial Road, Florence, Ky. 41042

(859) 283-2050

kevin@willismusic.com

www.willismusic.com

CEO: Kevin Cranley

 

Music Exchange

PO, P, DP

Total Units 5

Opened ‘18 0

Closed ‘18 0

Volume (est. ‘18) N/A

1501 N. Main St., Walnut Creek, Calif. 95696

(925) 933-6310

www.muex.com

 

Ken Stanton Music

DP, BO, FA, SR, EK, PC,

DJ, LT, PM

Total Units 5

Opened ‘18 0

Closed ‘18 0

Volume (est. ‘18) N/A

119 Cobb Pkwy. N., Ste. A, Marietta, Ga. 30062

(770) 427-2491

kennys@kenstanton.com

www.kenstanton.com

CEO: Kenny Stanton

 

Heid Music

P, DP, BO, FA, EK, PC, PM

Total Units 5

Opened ‘18 0

Closed ‘18 0

Volume (est. ‘18) N/A

308 E. College Ave., Appleton, Wis. 54911

(920) 734-1969

todd.heid@heidmusic.com

www.heidmusic.com

CEO: Todd Heid

 

Springfield Music

BO, FA, SR, EK, PC, PM

Total Units 5

Opened ‘18 1

Closed ‘18 0

Volume (est. ‘18) 7.3 MM

1902 E. Meadowmere, Ste. 1, Springfield,

Missouri 65804

(417) 832-1665

amanda@springfield-music.com

www.springfieldmusic.com

CEO: Amanda Rueter

 

Collins Music Center

PO, P, DP, BO, FA, SR, EK, PC, DJ, LT, IN, PM

Total Units 5

Opened ‘18 0

Closed ‘18 0

Volume (est. ‘18) N/A

706 W. Jackson, El Campo, Texas 77437

(979) 543-2928

randy@collinsmusiccenter.com

www.collinsmusiccenter.com

CEO: Randy Collins

 

Robert M. Sides Family Music Centers

PO, P, DP, BO, FA, SR, EK, PC, LT, IN, PM

Total Units 5

Opened ‘18 0

Closed ‘18 0

Volume (est. ‘18) $8.6 MM

201 Mullberry St., Williamsport, Pa. 17701

(570) 326-2094

website@rmsides.com

www.rmsides.com

CEO: Peter Sides

 

Portland Music Co.

DP, BO, PC, FA, SR, EK, PM

Total Units 5

Opened ‘18 1

Closed ‘18 0

Volume (est. ‘18) N/A

16610 SE McLoughlin Blvd., Milwaukie, Ore. 97267

(503) 226-3719

mtaylor@spiritone.com

www.portlandmusiccompany.com

CEO: Mark Taylor

 

Tarpley Music Co.

P, DP, BO, FA, SR, EK, PC, LT, IN, PM

Total Units 5

Opened ‘18 0

Closed ‘18 0

Volume (est. ‘18) $9.5 MM

2420 Commerce, Amarillo, Texas 79109

(806) 355-0795

john@tarpleymusic.com

www.tarpleymusic.com

CEOs: John & David Tarpley

 

C&M Music Center

DP, BO, FA, SR, EK, PC, DJ, LT, IN, PM

Total Units 4

Opened ‘18 0

Closed ‘18 0

Volume (est. ‘18) N/A

2515 Williams Blvd., Kenner, La. 70062

(504) 468-8688

cnail4cmmusic@yhoo.com

www.candmmusic.com

CEO: Chris Nail & Melvin Volz, Jr.

 

Dietze Music House

P, DP, BO, FA, SR, EK, PC, PM

Total Units 4

Opened ‘18 0

Closed ‘18 0

Volume (est. ‘18) N/A

5555 48th St., Lincoln, Neb. 68516

(402) 476-9723

tpratt@dietzemusic.com

www.dietzemusic.com

President: Tim Pratt

 

Portman’s Music

BO, PC, FA, SR, EK,

Total Units 4

Opened ‘18 0

Closed ‘18 0

Volume (est. ‘18) N/A

7650 Abercorn St., Savannah, Ga. 31406

(912) 354-1500

www.portmansmusic.com

CEO: Jerry Portman

 

C.A. House Music

P, DP, BO, FA, EK, PC, PM

Total Units 4

Opened ‘18 0

Closed ‘18 0

Volume (est. ‘18) N/A

3700 Cavalier Cir., Parkersburg, W. Va. 26104

(304) 422-4676

www.cahousemusic.com

Genral Manager: Steve Ceo

 

Mississippi Music

PO, P, DP, BO, FA, SR, EK, PC, DJ, LT, IN, PM

Total Units 4

Opened ‘18 0

Closed ‘18 0

Volume (est. ‘18) $8.5MM

PO Box 1705, Hattiesburg, Miss. 39403-1705

(601) 544-5828

rosij@missmusic.com

www.mississippimusic.com

CEO: Rosi K. Johnson

 

Evola Music Center

PO, P, DP, BO, PM

Total Units 4

Opened ‘18 0

Closed ‘18 0

Volume (est. ‘18) N/A

2184 S. Telegraph Rd., Bloomfield Hills, Mich. 48302

(248) 334-0566

www.evola.com

CEO: Jim Evola

 

Jackson’s Music

P, DP, BO, FA, PC, EK, SR

Total Units 4

Opened ‘18 0

Closed ‘18 0

Volume (est. ‘18) N/A

1409 S. Stratford Rd., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27103

(336) 760-9635

www.jacksonsmusic.com

CEO: Douglas J. Dryden

 

Piano & Organ Center

PO, P, DP, EK, PM

Total Units 4

Opened ‘18 0

Closed ‘18 0

Volume (est. ‘18) N/A

102 Lawrence Rd. E, North Syracuse, N.Y. 13212

(315) 454-3823

www.pianoandorgancenter.com

President: David Constantino

 

The Clavier Group, Steinway Hall – Dallas

P

Total Units 4

Opened ‘18 0

Closed ‘18 0

Volume (est. ‘18) N/A

5301 N. Central Expressway, Dallas, Texas 75205

(214) 526-1853

showrooms@steinwaypianos.com

www.steinwaypianos.com

CEO: Danny Saliba

 

N Tune Music & Sound

P, DP, BO, FA, EK, PC, IN, PM

Total Units 4

Opened ‘18 1

Closed ‘18 0

Volume (est. ‘18) $6.2 MM

1141 E. 42nd St., Odessa, Texas 79762

(432) 362-1164

info@ntunemusic.com

www.ntunemusic.com

CEO: Tim Jones

 

Williamson Music 1st

BO, PC, FA

Total Units 4

Opened ‘18 0

Closed ‘18 0

Volume (est. ‘18) N/A

701 E. Plano Parkway, Ste. 100, Plano, Texas 75074

(972) 516-1331

www.wm1st.com

 

Henderson Music Co.

P, DP

Total Units 4

Opened ‘18 0

Closed ‘18 0

Volume (est. ‘18) N/A

8860 U.S. 42, Florence, Ky. 41042

(859) 431-2111

www.hendersonmusic.com

 

Hermes Music

BO, FA, SR, EK, PC, DJ, LT, IN

Total Units 3

Opened ‘18 0

Closed ‘18 1

Volume (est. ‘18) $22 MM

830 N. Cage Blvd., Pharr, Texas 78577

(956) 904-4400

greg@hermes-music.com

www.hermes-music.com

CEO: Alberto Kreimerman

 

Griggs Music

BO, PC, FA, SR, PM

Total Units 3

Opened ‘18 0

Closed ‘18 0

Volume (est. ‘18) N/A

3849 N. Brady St., Davenport, Iowa 52806

(563) 391-9000

school@griggsmusic.com

www.griggsmusic.com

CEO: Steve Judge

 

Playground Music Center

BO, P, DP, BO, PC, FA, SR, EK

Total Units 3

Opened ’18 0

Closed ’18 0

Volume (est. ’18) N/A

429 Mary Esther Cut-Off NW, Fort Walton

Beach, Fla. 32548

(850) 243-2514

www.playgroundmusiccenter.com

 

Larry’s Music Center

FA

Total Units 3

Opened ’18 0

Closed ’18 0

Volume (est. ’18) N/A

302 E Liberty St., Wooster, Ohio 44691

(330) 262-8855

www.larrysmusiccenter.com

 

Gadsden Music

BO, PM

Total Units 3

Opened ’18 0

Closed ’18 0

Volume (est. ’18) N/A

607 Broad Street, PO Box 132, Gadsden, Ala. 35901

(800) 264-7228

www.gadsdenmusic.com

 

Keyboard World

PO, P, DP, FA, PM

Total Units 3

Opened ‘18 0

Closed ‘18 0

Volume (est. ‘18) N/A

14701 National Hwy., LaVale, Md. 21502

(301) 689-5705

www.keyboardworld.com

 

Alto Music

DP, BO, FA, SR, EK, PC, DJ, LT, PM

Total Units 3

Opened ‘18 0

Closed ‘18 0

Volume (est. ‘18) $50 MM

180 Carpenter Ave., Middletown, N.Y. 10940

(845) 692-6922

sales@altomusic.com

www.altomusic.com

CEO: Jon Haber

 

SoCal Pianos

P, DP, EK

Total Units 3

Opened ‘18 0

Closed ‘18 0

Volume (est. ‘18) $8.5 MM

307 E. Carmel St., San Marcos, Calif. 92078

(760) 744-9320

dennisj@socalpianos.com

www.socalpianos.com

CEO: Dennis James

 

Instrumental Music

BO, PC, FA, SR, EK, PM, LT,

Total Units 3

Opened ‘18 0

Closed ‘18 0

Volume (est. ‘18) N/A

1501 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks, Calif. 91362

(805) 419-5055

bryan@instmusic.com

www.instrumentalmusic.com

President: Bryan McCann

 

Riverton Music, Inc.

DP, BO, FA, SR, EK, PC, DJ, LT, IN, PM

Total Units 3

Opened ‘18 0

Closed ‘18 0

Volume (est. ‘18) N/A

7742 S Campus View Dr., Ste. B-110, West Jordan, Utah 84120

(801) 969-4358

leifn@rivertonmusic.com

www.rivertonmusic.com

CEO: Kevin Rindlisbacher

 

Pecknel Music Co.

DP, BO, FA, SR, EK, PC, LT, IN, PM

Total Units 3

Opened ‘18 0

Closed ‘18 0

Volume (est. ‘18) $4.9 MM

1312 N. Pleasantburg Dr., Greenville, S.C. 29607

(864) 244-7881

jmanriquez@pecknelmusic.com

www.pecknelmusic.com

CEO: Jeremiah Manriquez

 

Dunkley Music

P, DP

Total Units 3

Opened ‘18 0

Closed ‘18 0

Volume (est. ‘18) N/A

3410 Eagle Rd., Ste. 150, Meridian, Idaho 83646

(208) 342-5549

info@dunkleymusic.com

www.dunkleymusic.com

CEO: Mark Dunkley

 

Meyer Music

P, DP, BO, PM

Total Units 3

Opened ‘18 0

Closed ‘18 0

Volume (est. ‘18) N/A

1512 W. Highway 40, Blue Springs, Mo. 64015

(816) 228-5656

bettymeyer@meyermusic.com

www.meyermusic.com

CEOs: Ted Meyer, Betty Meyer

 

Kessler & Sons Music, Inc.

BO

Total Units 3

Opened ‘18 0

Closed ‘18 0

Volume (est. ‘18) $4.2MM

3047 E. Clarleston Blvd. #C, Las Vegas, Nev. 89104

(702) 385-2263

music@kessler.com

www.kesslermusic.com

CEO: Charles Kessler

 

Art’s Music Shop, Inc.

P, DP, BO, FA, SR, EK, PC, PM,

Total Units 3

Opened ‘18 0

Closed ‘18 0

Volume (est. ‘18) $9 MM

3030 East Blvd., Montgomery, Ala. 36116

(334) 271-2787

PaulF@ArtsMusicShop.com

www.artsmusicshop.com

CEO: Paul Freehling

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