NAMM Announces Progressive Music as a Top 100 Dealer

Progressive Music in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, recognized as one of the top music products and instrument stores in America

McKeesport, PA June 4, 2012 —The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) announced today that Progressive Music in McKeesport, Pennsylvania has been selected as a Top 100 Dealer. The award will be 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. Progressive Music is also in the running to receive NAMM’s Dealer of the Year awTop100_DealerLOGO12ard at the July 13, 2012, presentation ceremony.

“It is an honor to be named as one of NAMM’s Top 100 Dealers this year. Progressive Music is committed to providing musical experiences to people of all ages by providing service and access to music products. We are acutely aware of the value of music education in schools and do everything we can to support music education programs in Western Pennsylvania,” noted Mark Despotakis, Director of Market Development at Progressive Music.

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

• Show a clear understanding that the success of a retail store is directly related to customer satisfaction
• Provide a retail experience worth returning for and recommending others to
• 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, Progressive Music is also in the running for best curb appeal, best ad, best merchandising and display, best use of social media, best sales promotion, best website and the SupportMusic Local Advocacy and Wanna Play “Music Makes a Difference” awards.

“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. Retailers across the country will gather in Nashville this summer and are encouraged to use The Top 100 as fresh inspiration to help their own businesses succeed in the upcoming year,” said NAMM President and CEO Joe Lamond.

About NAMM 
The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) is the not-for-profit association with a mission to strengthen the $17 billion music products industry and promote the pleasures and benefits of making music. NAMM’s activities and programs are designed to promote music making to people of all ages. NAMM is comprised of approximately 9,000 Member companies located in more than 87 countries. For more information about NAMM or the proven benefits of making music, interested parties can visit, call 800-767-NAMM (6266) or follow the organization on FacebookTwitter and YouTube.  

About Progressive Music 
Progressive Music is a business with a mission to enrich the quality of life serving as a cultural and community center for all who make music for a living or personal enjoyment, regardless of age of ability. Progressive Music is the link between the public and suppliers of quality musical merchandise. The Progressive Music staff are professionals whose expertise assist, guide, and motivate people in the selection of music industry products as well present music education to the public through lessons, seminars and advocacy. Progressive Music is committed to their products with an experienced and knowledgeable service center.  To learn more, visit or visit Progressive Music on FacebookTwitter or YouTube.