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The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) is pleased to announce the list of enterprising music product retailers to be honored at the organization’s Top 100 Dealer Awards and it includes five great Australian stores. Now in its tenth year, the annual awards honor 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.

“While things may look quite different now, NAMM retail members remain the musical heartbeat of the communities they serve,” said Joe Lamond, NAMM President and CEO. “We look forward to honoring the remarkable efforts of our dealers as they adapt to the changing retail environments and continue to bring music to the world.”

Bernie and Michelle Capicchiano from Bernie’s Musicland Ringwood celebrate their nod as one of the top 100 music stores in the world

Historically held at Summer NAMM, this year’s celebration, along with the announcement of “Best of” and “Dealer of the Year” awards, will be announced in January during Believe in Music Week, the online global gathering to unite and support the people who bring music to the world. “Best of” award categories include “Best Community Retail Store;” “Best Customer Service;” “Best Store Design;” “Best Marketing and Sales Promotion;” “Best Online Engagement;” “Innovation Award;” 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. From the finalists of these categories, one store will be recognized with the coveted “Dealer of the Year” Award.

Introduced last year, the “Top 100 “Customers’ Choice Award” will return this year and offer the Top 100 a chance to engage their audiences to vote online for their favorite retail store. Voting will open the week of November 23, 2020. Please visit for additional updates.

For information about the 2020 Top 100 Awards, please visit

Registration for Believe in Music week is now open and free to industry professionals at

Congratulations to the Top 100 Dealers

A & G Central Music – Madison Heights, MI United States

Absolute Music LLC – Reno, NV

All County Music – Tamarac, FL

Alto Music, Inc. – Middletown, NY

Amro Music Stores, Inc. – Memphis, TN

Andertons Music Co. – Surrey  United Kingdom

Andy’s Music, Inc. – Mobile, AL

Antonio Violins and Ukes – Cincinnati, OH

Arthur’s Music Store, Inc.  – Indianapolis, IN

Artist Guitars – St Peters, NSW Australia

Backstage Music – Starkville, MS

Bailey Brothers Music Company – Montgomery, AL

Bandwagon Music & Repair – Nashville, TN

Baroque Violin Shop – Cincinnati, OH

Beacock Music Co., Inc. – Vancouver, WA

Bernhardt House of Violins – Greenville, SC

Bernies Music Land – Ringwood, VIC Australia

Bertrand’s Music Enterprises, Inc. – San Diego, CA

Better Music – Phillip, ACT Australia

Big Music Australia Pty. Ltd. – Sydney, NSW Australia

Bill Harris Music – Provo, UT

Blues Angel Music – Pensacola, FL

Brass Bell Music, Inc. – Glendale, WI

Brighton Music Center – New Brighton, PA

B’s Music Shop – Mount Pleasant, MI

Buddy Roger’s Music. – Cincinnati, OH

Carter Vintage Guitars, LLC – Nashville, TN

Chicago Music Exchange LLC – Chicago, IL

Chuck Levin’s Washington Music Center – Wheaton, MD

City Music Co. Pte. Ltd. – Singapore, Singapore

Clarizio Music Center – Point Pleasant, NJ

Contemporary Music Center – Haymarket, VA

Cosmo Music Co, Ltd. – Richmond Hill, ON Canada

Creative Music Center – Monroe, CT

Day Violins LLC – Chantilly, VA

Dietze Music House – Lincoln, NE

Old Town School Music Store – Chicago, IL

Drum Center of Portsmouth- North Hampton, NH

Eusica Music Store (Equipos Y Cintas SA De CV) – CDMX,  Mexico

Farley’s House Of Pianos LLC – Madison, WI

Five Star Guitars – Beaverton, OR

Full Compass Systems, Ltd. – Verona, WI

GarageBand Music – Utica, MI

Gerry’s Music Shop Inc. – S. Hadley, MA

Heid Music Company, Inc. – Appleton, WI

Hell Creek Music & More – Glendive, MT

High Strung Violins & Guitars  – Durham, NC

Hollywood Piano Company – Burbank, CA

Instrumental Music Center – Tucson, AZ

Island Music Company – La Plata, MD=

KBI Music Shoppe, LLC. – Spotsylvania, VA

LAWK STAR Guitars – Damascus, OR

Nick Rail Music – Santa Barbara, CA

Logans Pianos Pty. Ltd. – Sydney, NSW Australia

Lowe Vintage Instrument Company – Burlington, NC

Madison Band Supply – Madison, AL

Matt’s Music Center –  Weymouth, MA

Middle C Music Corp. – Washington, DC

Mike Risko Music – Ossining, NY

Mississippi Music, Inc. – Hattiesburg, MS

Moore Guitars – Evansville, IN

Music Authority, Inc. – Cumming, GA

Music Business – Courbevoie, France

Music Land – Bel Air, MD

Music Man, Inc. – West Palm Beach, FL

Music On the Hill LLC – Washington,  DC

Musical Innovations, LLC – Greenville, SC

N Tune Music & Sound Inc. – Odessa, TX

NOVA Music Center – Manassas, VA

Ottawa Pianos – Ottawa, ON Canada

Palen Music Center Inc. – Springfield, MO

Peach Guitars Limited – Essex, United Kingdom

Pellegrino Music Center – Canton, OH

Performance Music Center – Woburn, MA

Piano Trends Music & Band Company – Crystal Lake, IL

PM Music Center – Aurora, IL

Quinlan & Fabish Music Co. – Burr Ridge, IL

Ray’s Midbell Music – Sioux City, IA

Rice Music House  – Columbia, SC

Robert M. Sides Family Music Centers – Williamsport,  PA

Royalton Music Center – North Royalton, OH

San Diego Music Studio – San Marcos, CA

Santa Monica Music Center – Santa Monica, CA

Spicer’s Music, LLC – Auburn, AL

Springfield Music, Inc. – Springfield, MO

Summerhays Music Center – Murray, UT

Tarpley Music – Amarillo, TX

Taylor Band & Orchestra – Akron, OH

Ted Brown Music Co. – Tacoma, WA

The Acoustic Shoppe – Springfield, MO

The Candyman Strings & Things – Santa Fe, NM

The Music Shoppe – Normal, IL

The Zombie Guitar Company – Herrin, IL

Third Rock Music Center – Cincinnati, OH

Ukulele Station America – Oregon, IL

Wentworth Music – Kelowna, BC Canada

West Music Co., Inc. – Coralville,  IA

Willis Music Company – Florence, KY

Zeswitz Music – Reading, PA

Zuhal Music – Istanbul, Turkey

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