McKeesport, PA May 31, 2019 – Progressive Music in McKeesport, PA has been named a Top 100 Dealer by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM), the global association of music products and music retailers. The award honors retail music dealers who demonstrate exceptional commitment to their stores, neighborhoods and customers, and share in a vision to create a more musical world through their local communities. The award will be presented at the industry’s annual mid-year gathering, Summer NAMM, on Friday, July 19 in Nashville, Tennessee.
NAMM’s Top 100 Dealer Awards spotlight the industry’s very best music product retailers. To determine the list, an independent panel of judges reviewed hundreds of submissions that are rated across categories that include customer service, innovation, music advocacy, store design, marketing and sales promotions and are scored in accordance to determine the Top 100 list.
Progressive Music’s commitment to music education advocacy has been a key component of their Top 100 Dealer status. From working with policy makers at the federal, state, and local levels as well as educating students, parents, and teachers – Progressive Music works and partners with other organizations to ensure all students have access to a quality music education.
“This is the seventh time we’ve been named a Top 100 Dealer,” noted Progressive Music Director of Market Development, Mark Despotakis. “It’s a huge honor for us to receive this recognition each year. We spend a considerable amount of time working to advocate for our customers – music educators and music students. We want to make sure there will always be equitable access to music education for all students.”
In addition to its honor as a Top 100 Dealer, Progressive Music will be in consideration to receive a “Best Of” award in one of several categories: Customer Service, Emerging Dealer/Rookie of the Year, Store Design, Marketing and Sales Promotion, Online Engagement, Store Turnaround, and one recipient will be honored with the Music Makes a Difference award. The coveted Dealer of the Year award will go to one of the recipients in the aforementioned categories.
To learn more about Progressive Music, please visit www.progressivemusiccompany.com or visit the McKeesport, PA location.
To learn more about NAMM and the Top 100 Dealer Awards, please visit https://www.namm.org/summer/2019/top-dealer-awards
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 www.progressivemusiccompany.com or visit Progressive Music on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube.
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 10,400 Member companies located in more than 104 countries. For more information about NAMM or the proven benefits of making music, interested parties can visit www.namm.org, call 800-767-NAMM (6266) or follow the organization on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.