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.