NAMM 2019: Retail Innovations and Excellence to be Honored at Summer NAMM’s Top 100 Dealer Awards

-Submissions open Friday, March 15-

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CARLSBAD, Calif. – March 13, 2019 – NAMM welcomes its global retail members to be recognized for retail excellence as part of the organization’s annual Top 100 Dealer Awards. Now in its ninth year and held during the Summer NAMM Show (July 18-20) in Nashville, the annual awards honor retailers who have demonstrated a commitment to best-practices, creativity, and innovation in music products retail. The submission process will open on Friday, March 15 to current NAMM retail members and will close on Friday, April 5.
“NAMM retail members are at the forefront of creating more music makers and in my opinion, are the heartbeat of our industry in communities around the world,” said Joe Lamond, NAMM President, and CEO. “We look forward to an exciting evening in Nashville to honor and celebrate the Top 100 Dealers and to learn the secrets of how they are adapting to the changing retail environment and succeeding in the marketplace.”

Three new submission categories will join the Top 100 Awards: the“Innovation Award,” “Best Community Retail Store,” and the “Top 100 Customers’ Choice Award.” At the announcement of the Top 100 nominees in May, the category of the “Customers’ Choice Award,” will open and offer the Top 100 honorees a chance to engage their audiences to vote online for their favorite retail store. Other categories include “Best Customer Service;” “Best Store Design;” “Best Marketing and Sales Promotion;” “Best Online Engagement;” and the “Music Makes a Difference Award.” All submissions will be evaluated for effectiveness in marketing, customer engagement and innovation in retail by a panel of independent judges.

The list of Top 100 Dealer nominees will be announced at the end of May with the “Best of,” “Customers’ Choice,” and “Dealer of the Year” awards to be announced during the Top 100 Dealer Awards gala on Friday, July 19 at the Summer NAMM Show.

The 2019 Summer NAMM Show returns to Nashville’s Music City Center July 18-20 and will bring 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. Registration for Summer NAMM opens in April at

For additional information about the Top 100 Awards, please visit

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