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The Top 200

U.S. Music Retailers


What are America's largest music stores, and what did they gross in sales last year? In addition to total revenues, this report includes sales per employee, sales per store, and productivity rankings, as well as general background and contact information for the 200 largest U.S music retailers. The most current report includes information on companies with sales ranging from $3 million to $2 billion. Collectively, this group of leading music stores employs nearly 20,000 and accounts for more than 50% of overall music industry sales volume.

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Data for the Top 200 music retailers is presented in the following format (year-old data used for sample):

Rank 2017 Rank 2016 Company 2017 Sales % Chg 2016 Sales 2017 Emp 2016 Emp 2017 Loc 2016 Loc
1 1 Guitar Center, Inc. $2,235,000,000 4.0% $2,140,000,000 11,172 11,000 466 430
2 3 Sweetwater $618,000,000 22.0% $508,000,000 1,340 1,115 1 1
3 2 Sam Ash Music Corp. $385,000,000 7.0% $360,000,000 1,062 995 45 44
4 4 American Musical Supply $306,000,000 15.0% $266,400,000 150 140 140 1
5 5 Full Compass Systems, Ltd. $140,00,000 0% $140,000,000 215 215 1 1
6 6 B&H Photo & Video $98,000,000 0.0% $98,000,000 N/A N/A 1 1
7 7 Washington Music $93,000,000 3.0% $90,300,000 105 105 1 1
8 9 J.W. Pepper $86,000,000 4.0% $82,690,000 246 197 12 12
9 8 Steinway Hall Retail $59,979,000 5.0% $56,986,000 45 54 14 14
10 10 Alto Music $53,928,000 7.0% $50,400,000 103 99 3 3

Information in the current report includes estimated sales, employment and location count data on the following music stores:

Alamo Music Center
All County Music
Alto Music
American Musical Supply
Amro Music Stores
Anderson Music Co
Andy's Music
Art's Music Shop, Inc.
Austin Bazaar
B & H Photo & Video
Bailey Brothers Music
Bananas At Large, Inc.
Beacock Music
Bert Murdock Music
Bertrand's Music
Bill's Music House
Bizarre Guitar
Blues Angel Music, Inc
Brass Bell Music Store
Brighton Music Center
Brook Mays/H&H Music
Buddy Roger's Music
Butler Music LLC
Carter Vintage Guitars
Cascio Interstate Music
Chicago Music Exchange
Chuck Levin's Washington Music 
Conrad Music
Cooper Music
Crazy Dave's Music
Cream City Music
Cunningham Piano Co. Inc.
Dave Phillips Music & Sound
Dave's Guitar Shop
Dietze Music House
Downtown Piano Works
Draisen Edwards Music
Drum Center of Portsmouth
Drum City Guitarland
Dunkley Music
Easy Music Center
Eckroth Music Company
Edmond Music
Eighth St. Music
Elderly Instruments
Evola Music Center
Fletcher Music Centers
Fort Bend Music Center
Forte Piano
Fox Music House
Frank & Camille's East
Frank Rieman Music, Inc.
Full Compass Systems, Ltd.
Fuller's Vintage Guitar
Gadsden Music Company
Garrison Music Co
Gelb Music
George's Music Stores Inc.
GF Sales LLC
Graves Piano & Organ Company
Griggs Music
Groth Music
Gruhn Guitars, Inc.
Guitar Center, Inc.
Guitar Salon International
Guitar Showcase
Heid Music
Henderson Music Co.
Hermes Music
Hillje Music Center, LLC.
House of Guitars
Huber & Breese Music Studio
I DJ Now
Instrument Pro
Instrumental Music
Instrumental Music Center
Island Music Company
J.W. Pepper
Jackson's Music
Jacobs Music Company
Jim's Music Centers
John Keal Music Co., Inc.
Johnson String Instrument
Jordan Kitt's Music
JRR Shop
Ken Stanton Music
Kennelly Keys Music, Inc.
Kessler & Sons
Keyboard Concepts
Kidder Music Service
Kincaid's Is Music
Kraft Music
Lacefield Music
Lafayette Music Co., Inc.
Lane Music
Larry's Music Center
Leitz Music Co., Inc.
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
Liquid Audio
Lone Star Percussion
M. Steinert & Sons
Manchester Music Mill
Marshall Music
Melhart Music Center
Menchey Music Service
Meyer Music
Meyer Music, Inc.
Milano Music Center
MiniMax electronics
Mississippi Music, Inc.
Mom's Music
Moore Music
Mozingo Music
Music Arts Enterprises, Inc.
Music Exchange
Music Go Round
Music Villa
Musical Innovations
N' Stuff Music
Nick Rail Music
Norman's Rare Guitars
N-Tune Music and Sound
Paige's Music
Palen Music Center, Inc.
Pecknel Music Company
Pellegrino Music Center
Pender's Music Company
Piano & Organ Center
Piano Distributors
Piano Gallery
Piano Music Center Miami
Pitbull Audio

Planet DJ
Playground Music Center, Inc.
PM Music Center
Portland Music Company
Portman's Music inc.
Pro Audio Star
Pro Music Group
Prosser Piano & Organ
Quinlan & Fabish Music Co.
Quinn The Eskimo Vintage Horns
Rainbow Guitars
Rayburn Musical Instruments
Riverton Music
Robert M. Sides
Rockley Family Foundation
Romeo Music
Rondo Music
Royalton Music Center, Inc.
Rudy's Music Stop
Russo Music Center
Saied Music Company
Sam Ash Music Corp.
Schmitt Music Company
Senseney Music, Inc.
Shar Products Company
Sigler Music Online
Skip's Music, Inc.
SoCal Pianos
Springfield Music
Stanton's Sheet Music, Inc.
Steinway Hall North Texas/Houston
Steinway Hall Retail
Steinway Hall-Cleveland
Steinway Piano Gallery
Steinway Piano Gallery-DC
Steinway Piano-Austin
Steve Weiss Music
Strait Music
Summerhays Music
Swicegood Music Company
Tarpley Music
Taylor Music, Inc.
Ted Brown Music Company
The Guitar Sanctuary
The Guitar Store
The Music Emporium
The Music Zoo
The STRATosphere
The Violin Shop in Lincoln
Tobias Music
Total Music Source
Truetone Music
Unique Squared
Vintage King Audio, Inc.
Ward-Brodt Music Mall
West Music Co.
White House of Music
Wichita Band
Wild West Guitars
Wildwood Guitars
Willcutt Guitars
Williamson Music 1st
Willis Music Company
Zeswitz Music
Zorro Sound


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