Music Authority Recognized as One of the Top 100 Music Stores in the World


Music Authority has been named as a Top 100 Dealer by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM), the global association of music products and music retailers. Music Authority was presented the award on Friday, July 14 at the Top 100 Dealer Awards event held as part of the 2017 Summer NAMM Show in Nashville, Tennessee.

In addition to its honor as a Top 100 Dealer, Music Authority’s teammade a presentation to its peers about creating culture and made some fantastic connections.

At the heart of Music Authority, there is a story of inspiration, dedication and a pursuit to create a more musical world,” shared Joe Lamond, NAMM President and CEO. “The Top 100 Dealer award underscores their commitment – to their communities, their staff, and the industry to create a space which welcomes and inspires music makers through their products and services.”

Music Authority was selected for the third year in a row as a Top 100 Dealer by an independent panel of judges who reviewed hundreds of submissions. Each submission was numerically rated across categories that included customer service, music advocacy, store design and promotions and were scored in accordance to determine the Top 100 list.

“This honor represents the Music Authority families who do so much more than just take lessons and purchase gear,” says Music Authority owner, Melissa Loggins. “I’m grateful that NAMM recognizes programs built on a culture of support, inclusion, and family. We do more than sell guitars – we are stewards of our community and teachers of upcoming generations. Together with the families at Music Authority, we are making a lasting impact on the future.”

About Music Authority

Founded in 2002 by Owner Melissa Loggins, Music Authority is a retail store located in Cumming, Ga., that sells, rents and repairs musical instruments, rents gear, provides professional music instruction and collaborative performance programs (i.e., Rock Camps and recitals) to students of all ages. Music Authority is the cornerstone of the North Georgia music scene that has been recognized globally as one of the Top 100 Music Stores in the World for three years (2015, 2016, 2017) and received the Readers’ Choice Award for Best of Forsyth Music Stores in 2016. For more information, visit

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 approximately10,300 Member companies located in more than 103 countries. For more information about NAMM or the proven benefits of making music, interested parties can visit

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