The National Association of Music Merchants honors Ken Dahleen’s D&D Sound Connection in Idyllwild with the Milestone Award for 25 years of service in the music products industry. The award recognizes retailers and manufacturers who have succeeded over the years through best practices and strong community standing to reach a landmark anniversary.

“NAMM is proud to recognize D&D Sound Connection for their 25 years of service to their community, staff and to the music and sound products industry,” said Joe Lamond, NAMM president and CEO. “Their hard work and willingness to adapt, as well as their commitment to making this world a more musical place have helped them stand the test of time and will be the driver of their future success.”

Milestone Awards are presented to longtime industry leaders during the 2015 NAMM Show in Anaheim later this month. The NAMM Show is the world’s largest gathering for the music instrument and product industry. The annual event brings together 95,000 industry professionals to preview the latest gear, attend educational sessions and network with peers from 100 different countries.

NAMM is a not-for-profit association with a mission to strengthen the $16.7 billion music products industry. NAMM comprises about 9,200 member companies located in 99 countries.