Published 6 years ago on May 7, 2018

By Jonathan Graham

Andertons Music Co. has been awarded the coveted ‘dealer of the year’ 2018 award in Nashville, TN

Andertons Music Co. in Guildford scooped the double at this year’s Summer NAMM awards. NAMM Dealer of the Year & Best Online Engagement. The awards are presented by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM), established in 1901. A not-for-profit association that supports the $17 billion global music, sound and event technology products industry.

Dealer of the year is the most widely recognised award of the music instrument industry, and is competed for globally by thousands of retailers. Why is this win for Andertons Music Co. so impressive? Andertons Music Co. are the only company in Europe to feature on this year’s prestigious top 100 list, and the first non-US retailer to top the list in its 117th year. The Top 100 Dealers are chosen by an independent panel of judges who also picked the winners of seven ‘Best of’ categories. Andertons Music Co. were also recognised for ‘Best Online Engagement’ at the event for the second consecutive year.

These awards top off an already impressive year for Andertons, as viewing figures on the Andertons TV YouTube channel also surpassed 100 million!

Andertons Managing Partner Lee Anderton said

“Whilst the heart of our business has remained in Guildford since we started in 1964, our global reach & reputation has really taken off over the last 10 years. To be recognised as #1 by the biggest music industry trade association in the world is simply incredible. I’m so proud of the people at Andertons – every one of them strives to be the best they can be, and they’ve all played a big part in winning these awards.”

Andertons Music Co. is a family run musical instrument retailer with over 50 years of experience serving the music community in the UK. From our flagship Guildford music store and our online channels, we offer musicians not just a huge selection of gear but awesome content too. Originally started in 1964 by the current Managing Partner Lee Anderton’s Father and Grandfather Andertons has always been a family run business.


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