Cosmo Music’s April and Mark Hebert accept the ‘Dealer of the Year’ award from NAMM Chairwoman Robin Walenta.

Cosmo Music Named ‘Dealer
of the Year’

Cosmo Music of Richmond Hill, Ontario, was named “Dealer of the Year” during Summer NAMM’s annual Top 100 Dealer Awards held July 19 at the Music City Center. The awards ceremony was hosted by Country Music Television’s Katie Cook.

Upon receiving the “Dealer of the Year” award, Cosmo Music owner Mark Hebert praised his staff for their success.

“It’s not just me, it’s my team,” he said during the event. “I have an amazing team of over 200 employees [and] they made this happen — they are unbelievable people.”

When asked what his advice was for others who aspire to be “Dealer of the Year,” Hebert said, “Something that I’ve learned over the years is that it’s not really about me or my store, it’s about the industry — to increase the amount of music makers, to be inspired and to grow our market.”

Other Top 100 award winners included: Amro Music for Best Community Retail Store; Walt Grace Vintage for Best Store Design; Thomann Musikhaus for Best Online Engagement; Beacock Music for Best Customer Service; Ted Brown Music for Best Marketing and Sales Promotion; San Diego Music Studio for the Music Makes a Difference Award; Zeswitz Music for the Innovation Award; and Andertons Music Co. for the Top 100 Customers’ Choice Award.