PMT break world record, win award

Professional Music Technology

have scooped the award for Best Music Retailer for the fourth year running. The award was presented to the company at the MIA Awards in London last week.

On the award Paul McManus, Chief Executive of the MIA says: “PMT have once again shown their mettle in giving the customers exciting and well presented shops with knowledgeable and friendly staff. The MIA is proud to have PMT as members and we send them all congratulations on their latest MIA Award!”

PMT utilise a committed, well-trained, and dedicated workforce that shares a personal and active relationship with its customers and community... which is evidently why they have won the 'Best Music Retailer chain' every year between 2006 to 2009.

Now with eight superstores across the UK, PMT are going from strength to strength providing more and more for the music instrument retail and educational needs of the market. They focus on service, quality products, technology and prices that provide quality solutions for the musical needs of their customers, across any level of their musical careers.

But, that´s not the only achievement for PMT this year. They sponsored the inaugural Stick it to MS world record breaking drum attempt at Birmingham´s National Indoor Arena back in July, raising over £50,000 for the

Multiple Sclerosis Society

- a total of 582 drummers, including a number of celebrity musicians, smashed the previous world record of 533 drummers set in the United States. A fantastic result! Drummers as young as five and as old as 50 traveled from across the UK to take part in the record bid, believed to be the UK's first attempt.

Chris Barnes

I'm MusicRadar's eCommerce Editor. In addition to testing the latest music gear, with a particular focus on electronic drums, it's my job to manage the 300+ buyer's guides on MusicRadar and help musicians find the right gear for them at the best prices. I dabble with guitar, but my main instrument is the drums, which I have been playing for 24 years. I've been a part of the music gear industry for 20 years, including 7 years as Editor of the UK's best-selling drum magazine Rhythm, and 5 years as a freelance music writer, during which time I worked with the world's biggest instrument brands including Roland, Boss, Laney and Natal.