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Welcome to the Australian Music Association

Australian Music Association is the industry body for the music products sector – wholesalers, manufacturers, retailers and associated services for musical instruments, pro audio, print music, lighting and computer music.

Hal Leonard Australia Acquires Majority Interest in Innovative Music

MELBOURNE – Hal Leonard Australia announced that they have acquired a majority interest in Innovative Music Australia Pty Ltd, effective as of 1 September 2016. Innovative was founded by Steve Lincoln-Smith 27 years ago and has developed into a highly respected distributor of music technology products in the Australian market. Located in Notting Hill, a suburb […]

A Legg Up – Steve Legg Fundraiser

Our good friend Steve Legg has recently had surgery and is undergoing treatment for a serious medical condition. To help Steve and his family we have arranged a get together at: Eltham Hotel 746 Main Rd, Eltham VIC 3095 Wednesday 14th September 7.00-10.00pm We will be raising funds to help with the day to day challenges […]

2016 Melbourne Guitar Show a Stunning Success

The 2016 Melbourne Guitar Show has been hailed a ‘stunning success’ in music industry media outlets and amongst the industry. Over 5,500 people attended over the weekend to see over 80 exhibitors show their wares and nearly 100 individual artists performed on the program. The show grew all round by 20% over 2015, and by […]

Vale David Robinson

Vale David Robinson 5-4-1935 to 11-8-2016 With regret we advise that long time industry member David Robinson passed away on 11th August, aged 81. David worked with Musical Merchandisers for over 20 years as a Victorian Sales Rep (retiring in 2008). He was part of an elite group having served the industry for a period […]


O’Loughlin Family hands over the reigns to US parent Company O’Loughlin has been a name associated with Fender Musical Instruments since the 60’s when Peter O’Loughlin acquired the distribution rights from CBS. After his untimely passing, his wife, Margaret and their son David have built and maintained the iconic brand’s market position for over 35 […]

Melbourne Guitar Show near sell out!

The Melbourne Guitar Show is only a month away. The show will grow in 2016, with 20% more exhibitors and displays. The AMA’s Rob Walker, said “we are very upbeat about the response to the show this year. Despite, adding more than 30 stands including a first level dedicated to acoustic guitars, we only have a […]

Industry Updates and People News

The Best Music Shop Closes After 15 years with Yamaha Australia, followed by 20 years in retail, Ian Evans has decided to close his Jindalee, Queensland store as of July 1, 2016. This announcement closes a Music School with 300 Students and 6 teachers. The Best Music Shop employed 5 Staff , and had a great […]

Successful Young Warriors Pilot program a huge success on the Gold Coast

The AMA with support from the NAMM Foundation’s 15-16 Grant has conducted a successful Young Warriors pilot program in partnership with the Gold Coast City Council. over 50 young people from the Gold Coast area were involved in a band program featuring 6 bands and a rock choir. The AMA seeks to package the program […]

AMA Recipient of Grant from The NAMM Foundation

The AMA has been the recipient of a Grant of $50,000 from the NAMM Foundation to continue its ‘From Schools to Community’ market development projects. AMA CEO, Rob Walker said ‘the association is thrilled and honoured to have been considered worthy of further grant funds from the NAMM Foundation. These grants have enabled the development […]

Victorian Government Announces Funding to Schools for Musical Instruments

Musical Futures Delivers Business in Victoria The Musical Futures program, initiated by AMA and assisted by the NAMM Foundation has been a catalyst in Victorian schools receiving grants of up to $5000 under Round One of the Musical Instrument Grants program. Minister for Education, James Merlino has announced the 43 schools to receive grants that […]