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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.

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 […]

FENDER MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS CORPORATION LAUNCHES NEW SUBSIDIARY FENDER MUSIC AUSTRALIA

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 […]

GH Music Assists AMA Funded Headspace Pilot

GH Music has stepped into a breach and provided its Weekend Warriors backline to assist the development of a new pilot project that seeks to assist youth with mental health issues through playing in a band. The Young Warriors program is being developed by the AMA with Melbourne University music therapists and Headspace centres with […]

Maton Launch ‘The Music that Maton Made’ to celebrate 70th Anniversary

Neville and Linda Kitchen gave birth to a beautiful book marking the company’s 70th Anniversary at a packed event this week in Melbourne. In what Neville and Linda Kitchen described as a family affair, the book pays homage to the many wonderful artists that have played Maton, including Elvis Presley, Keith Richard and if course […]

Vale Remo Belli

  Remo Belli – Industry Icon – 1929 – 2016 The music products industry is mourning an icon with the passing of Remo Belli this week, aged 88. Like many in our industry, He was the founder and CEO of Remo. He did not have a high ‘public’ profile, but his name is synonymous with […]