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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 2019 Rank 2018 Company 2019 Sales % Chg 2018 Sales 2019 Emp 2018 Emp 2019 Loc 2018 Loc
1 1 Guitar Center, Inc. $2,300,000,00 0.0% $2,300,000 10,900 11,172 512 466
2 3 Sweetwater $804,000,000 10.9% $725,000,000 1,691 1,340 1 1
3 2 Sam Ash Music Corp. $385,000,000 0.0% $385,000,000 1,102 1,062 47 44
4 4 American Musical Supply $350,000,000 4.1% $306,000,000 480 420 1 1
5 5 Full Compass Systems, Ltd. $140,000,000 0% $140,00,000 250 230 1 1
6 6 B&H Photo & Video $101,000,000 1.0% $98,000,000 N/A N/A 1 1
7 7 Washington Music $100,650,000 5.0% $93,000,000 113 105 1 1
8 9 J.W. Pepper $90,000,000 4.5% $86,000,000 230 246 12 12
9 8 Steinway Hall Retail $65,000,000 1.5% $64,979,000 45 45 14 14
10 10 Alto Music $58,845,000 6.0% $555,928,000 100 103 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 Center
Classic Pianos
Conrad Music
Cooper Music
Crazy Dave's Music
Cream City Music
Dave Phillips Music & Sound
Dave's Guitar Shop
Dietze Music House
Downtown Piano Works
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
Five Star Guitars
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
George's Music Stores Inc.
Graves Piano & Organ Company
Griggs Music
Groth Music
Gruhn Guitars, Inc.
Guitar Center, Inc.
Guitar Salon International
Guitar Showcase
Heid Music
Hermes Music
Hickey's 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
Memphis Drum Shop
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
Pixel Pro Audio
Planet DJ

Playground Music Center, Inc.
PM Music Center
Port Huron Music Center
Portland Music Company
Portman's Music inc.
Pro Audio Star
Pro Sound And Stage Lighting
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
Sims Music
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 Naples
Steinway Piano Gallery-DC
Steinway Piano-Austin
Steve Weiss Music
Strait Music
Summerhays Music
Tarpley Music
Taylor Music, Inc.
Ted Brown Music Company
The Guitar Sanctuary
The Guitar Store
The Music Emporium
The Music Zoo
The STRATosphere
Tim's Music
Tobias Music
Total Music Source
Truetone Music
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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