MINNEAPOLIS — Music Go Round, the largest reseller of used music gear in North America, has been recognized as a Top 100 Dealer by The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) for the seventh consecutive year. No other major chain or retailer in the used-gear space can claim this hot streak on the prestigious list.
Music enthusiast companies ranked on the Top 100 Dealers list were each evaluated for effectiveness in marketing, customer engagement and innovation in retail by a panel of judges. Each retailer on the list demonstrates exceptional commitment to their stores, neighborhoods and customers, and shares the collective vision of creating a more musical world through their local communities. Awards will be formally distributed among the retailers at the Summer NAMM Show taking place June 28-30 in Nashville.
“While there are thousands of great NAMM member retail stores out there, a theme that emerges with this year’s Top 100 is an unwavering commitment to helping people of all ages begin their musical journey and then keep them actively engaged in music making for the long haul,” said Joe Lamond, NAMM President and CEO. “We look forward to an exciting evening in Nashville to honor and celebrate the Top 100 Dealers as well as pay tribute to all music retailers who sit in the heart of their communities, inspiring and creating more music makers through their efforts.”
Music Go Round’s impact at the local level is credited to the independent franchise owners who have taken their passion for music and channeled that energy into being a reliable music retailer in their own neighborhoods, across the U.S. to support the art. Responding to consumer demand, the brand is also seeking prospective franchise owners to serve the communities of Canada. Music Go Round franchisees understand the value in experienced-based retail and continue to see significant growth and consumer demand through the e-commerce site.
“Every year this ranking speaks volumes to the work and dedication level of our franchisees and I’m proud to say it never goes unnoticed,” said Tim Kletti, Brand Director for Music Go Round. “We have seen the impact music has on people’s lives and that is why we created a welcoming atmosphere that appeals to all musicians, whether they are beginners or professionals. We strive to provide our customers with the best value in used musical gear and enjoy using the business platform to support local music scenes.”
About Music Go Round®
Music Go Round® is the ultimate resource for used musical gear. With 34 franchised stores in the United States and an internationally used inventory website, Music Go Round buys, sells, and trades quality used and new gear such as guitars, drums, keyboards, sound equipment, and accessories. Music Go Round is franchised by Winmark Corporation, which also franchises Plato’s Closet®, Once Upon A Child®, Style Encore®, and Play It Again Sports®. For more information visit www.musicgoround.com and www.winmarkfranchises.com.
About Winmark Corporation
Winmark Corporation, based in Minneapolis, creates, supports and finances business. Specializing in franchising, Winmark is the franchisor of the industry-leading resale brands Plato’s Closet®, Once Upon A Child®, Play It Again Sports®, Style Encore® and Music Go Round® that buy, sell and trade gently used products. Additionally, the company operates Winmark Franchise Partners®, Winmark Capital® and Wirth Business Credit®. As of December 31, 2018, there were 1,223 franchises in operation under the company’s retail brands, as well as an additional 59 retail franchises that have been awarded but are not yet open. For more information visit www.winmarkcorporation.com, www.winmarkfranchises.com and www.winmarkfranchisepartners.com.