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Top 100 Dealer Awards Recognize Retail Excellence, Celebrates Winners at Summer NAMM

Christian Wissmuller • Upfront • July 19, 2019

NASHVILLE, TN – JULY 19: Katie Cook speaks on stage during the NAMM Top 100 Dealer Awards at Music City Center on July 19, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Davis/Getty Images for NAMM)

On July 19 at Summer NAMM, in a special celebration of the spirit of the independent retailer, the industry gathered at the Top 100 Dealer Awards to applaud the accomplishments, excellence and innovations of music retail from around-the-world and honor the contributions of music retailers to their local communities.

Congratulations to the following “Best Of” award winners, “Dealer of the Year,” and all Top 100 honorees:

Dealer of the Year: Cosmo Music Co.

The Music Makes a Difference Award: San Diego Music Studio

Innovation Award: Zeswitz Music

Best Community Retail Store: Amro Music Co

Top 100 Customer’s Choice Award: Anderton’s Music

Best Store Design: Walt Grace Vintage

Best Online Engagement: Thomann Musikhaus

Best Customer Service: Beacock Music

Best Marketing and Sales Promotion: Ted Brown Music

To determine the “Best of” category winners, a panel of independent judges reviewed and made selections from the Top 100 finalists. Each finalist was evaluated for effectiveness in marketing, customer engagement and innovation in retail. The event’s new “Top 100 Customers’ Choice Award” was determined by an online popular vote customers and fans.

Country Music Television personality Katie Cook hosted the evening, which featured a performance by American Idol winner, Danny Gokey.

The 2019 Summer NAMM Show is currently underway at Nashville’s Music City Center (July 18-20) and brings together thousands of buyers, exhibitors and music industry professionals to preview the latest music products, gain valuable insights through a robust professional development program and network with peers. Learn more by visiting Summer NAMM at namm.org

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