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Andy’s Music Named One of World’s
Top 100 Music Stores

Andy's Music Top 100 Dealer Award

James Andrews and Linsey Andrews Abraham

Mobile, AL (June 17, 2016) — Andy’s Music in Mobile, Alabama has once again been named one of the world’s Top 100 musical instrument retailers. Andy’s has won this award five out of the last six years. The global association for the music products industry, the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM), will formally present Andy’s Music with the Top 100 honor during the industry’s upcoming trade event, Summer NAMM in Nashville.

“To be a five time winner is definitely an honor, and our dedicated staff made this happen,” said James Andrews, Vice President, at Andy’s Music Inc.

The Top 100 designation recognizes:

Andy's Music Top 100 Dealer Award

Andy’s Grill circa. 1945

• A demonstrated commitment to exceptional customer service
• Proven community advocacy and support for for music education
• An exemplary retail experience worth returning for and recommending to others
• Merchandising and marketing tactics that encourage repeat sales
• Sound planning for future success, employing marketing and training initiatives
• Engaging and effective use of web and social media

Businesses vying for Top 100 status are evaluated for their innovative approaches to retail and for employing effective strategies in marketing and customer engagement. An independent panel of judges carefully reviews entries to determine winners in each category and to select the Dealer of the Year. Dubbed the ‘retail Oscars’ by Music Inc. magazine, NAMM’s Top 100 Dealer Awards spotlights the industry’s very best music product retailers.

“The music retailers honored with NAMM’s Top 100 Dealer status are those working hard to create positive musical experiences for everyone, from those just learning to experienced musicians,” said Joe Lamond, president and CEO of NAMM. “Andy’s Music is an important ambassador for making music in Mobile, and exemplifies the passion for making music that unites us all.”

Brother and sister, James Andrews and Linsey Andrews Abraham, are fourth generation merchants. Their great-grandfather Christos Andreoglou, who emigrated from Smyrna, Greece in 1910, had a general store and tavern on Bloodgood Street in Mobile. Their grandfather Jimmy had a restaurant, Andy’s Grill on Broad Street. Their father Jimmy started Andy’s Music in 1977.

Andy’s Music Chosen Top 100 Dealer

Andy's Music Chosen NAMM Top 100 Dealer

Nashville, TN. July 12, 2013 — Andy’s Music in Mobile, AL has once again been selected as one of the Top 100 music instrument and product retailers in the world by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM). The award was presented to the designated Top 100 dealers at NAMM’s annual summer music event, Summer NAMM, held in Nashville, TN in July. Since the awards inception in 2011, Andy’s Music has been selected for this award for three consecutive years.

Brother and sister, James Andrews and Linsey Andrews Abraham, are fourth generation entrepreneurs. Their great-grandfather Christos Andrews, who emigrated from Smyrna, Greece (now Izmir, Turkey) in the early 1900s, had a general store and tavern on Bloodgood Street in Mobile, and their grandfather Jimmy had a restaurant, Andy’s Grill on Broad Street. Their father Jimmy Jr. started Andy’s Music in 1977.

Music product retailers were judged using a numeric rating by a panel of impartial expert judges selected by, but not otherwise affiliated with NAMM. Andy’s Music received this recognition because they:

  • Understand that great customer service is the key to success of a retail store
  • Are a proven community advocate for music education and music-making
  • Provide a retail experience worth returning for and recommending to others
  • Design a floor plan, merchandising and marketing that encourages repeat sales
  • Prepare for future success with sound planning, marketing and training initiatives
  • Use the web and social media in engaging, effective ways

In addition to Dealer of the Year, Andy’s Music is also up for Best Exterior Presentation and/or Merchandising Display; Best Marketing and Sales Promotion; Best Online Presentation; SupportMusic Advocacy; Music Makes a Difference; and Best Special Event.

“The NAMM retailers that made the Top 100 this year are creating the future of the music business,” said Joe Lamond, president and CEO of NAMM. “These retailers enthusiastically bring the tools of music making into their communities in innovative ways. They grow with their customers. They enrich their neighborhoods. They are the ambassadors who encourage people of all ages to get out there and just play.”

Andy’s Music, Inc. is a full-line musical instrument retailer located in Mobile, Alabama. Established in 1977, the business is the only complete music retailer in the area, serving musicians, churches, schools, and music educators.

Andy’s Music V.P. Selected As 40 Under 40 Member

James Andrews

James Andrews selected as 40 Under 40 member for 2012.

December, 2012 — James Andrews, Vice President of Andy’s Music® Inc., has been selected as a member of Mobile Bay’s 2012 Class of Forty Under 40.

The Prestigious Forty Under 40 program has the goal of recognizing forty people under the age of 40 who are committed to shaping our region and making it a better place for everyone. The program identifies and honors outstanding entrepreneurs and promising young executives, and recognizes not only personal determination and drive, but community involvement, leadership, and professional achievements.

These young professionals are the new faces of leadership, and are the Bay area’s brightest movers and shakers.

Andy’s Music®, a family owned and operated retail music store, was established in 1977 in Mobile, AL. In July of this year, Andy’s Music® was chosen as one of the Top 100 Dealers in the U.S. by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM).

 

Andy’s Music Chosen Top 100 Dealer

Andy's Music Chosen NAMM Top 100 Dealer

Nashville, TN. July 13, 2012 —The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) announced today that Andy’s Music has been selected as a Top 100 Dealer. The award was presented to the top music merchants from across the country at the organization’s annual summer music product trade show, Summer NAMM, held in Nashville, Tenn.

NAMM President and CEO Joe Lamond told James Andrews of Andy’s Music, “NAMM has over 4,000 music dealer members, and you should be very proud to be in the Top 100 dealers in America.” The Top 100 Dealer Award has been presented consecutively since 2011, and Andy’s has been selected both years.

Brother and sister, James Andrews and Linsey Andrews Abraham, are fourth generation entrepreneurs. Their great-grandfather Christos Andrews, who emigrated from Smyrna, Greece (now Izmir, Turkey) in the early 1900s, had a general store and tavern on Bloodgood Street in Mobile, and their grandfather Jimmy had a restaurant, Andy’s Grill on Broad Street. Their father Jimmy Jr. started Andy’s Music in 1977.

Music product retailers were judged using a numeric rating by a panel of impartial expert judges selected by, but not otherwise affiliated with NAMM. Andy’s Music received this recognition because they:

  • Show a clear understanding that the success of a retail store is directly related to customer satisfaction
  • Provide and support music education for all ages
  • Provide a retail experience worth returning for and recommending to others
  • Design a floor plan, merchandising and marketing that encourages repeat sales
  • Prepare for future success with sound planning, marketing and training initiatives
  • Use the web and social media in engaging, effective ways

“These awards are a chance for NAMM retail members to be recognized and rewarded for proactive, innovative business efforts and effective marketing campaigns by their peers,” said Lamond.

Andy’s Music has also been selected as the best music store in the Mobile Register’s 10th Annual Readers Choice Awards. This award has been presented each year since 2002, and Andy’s Music has won first place ten consecutive years.

Andy’s Music Inc., is a full-line musical instrument retailer located in Mobile, Alabama. Established in 1977, the business is the only complete music retailer in the area, serving musicians, churches, schools, and music educators.