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.
Dave Bray Celebrates 40 Years in the Industry Dave Bray, currently Regional Manager for Zenith Music Wholesale, will on February 21, 2017 celebrate 40 years of employment in the music products industry. Dave commenced his journey at Billy Hyde Music in the late 70’s, through to Electric Factory in the 80’s & 90’s, then Pro […]
At NAMM the AMA attended a meeting to update on the CITIES listing of rosewood species. Attending were the League of American Orchestras and the US Fish and Wildlife Service (equivalent of the Department for the Environment). Musical instrument exporters across the globe are struggling with compliance problems relating to the new rosewood restrictions. It […]
Arthur “Artie” Gosling The Association regrets to inform the industry that Arthur ‘Artie’ Gosling founder of Arties Music based in Queensland has passed away. Artie, started playing in brass bands at the age of 14 and opened his first music shop called “Arties Music” in 1979 when he was 47 years old in the small […]
Christian Moraga from Roland Corporation has recently relocated to Roland Professional Group (RPG) in Tokyo to take up the position of Global AIRA Brand Manager. David Whitehead, formerly of Allans Billy Hyde, has joined Roland Corporation Australia as Synth, DJ and Music Production Product Manager. Fender Hosts Dealers to Sydney The new management team of […]
The AMA has released a 60 second info piece extolling the value of music stores to the music community and public at large. Get the answers at your local music store.
The floorplan and prospectus for the Sydney Drum & Percussion Show – May 27-28, 2017 at Rosehill Gardens Grand Pavilion has been distributed to members, who have until 14 December to book their space before it is released to all the industry. The first event in this format for Sydney, the show has already attracted […]
The 2017 Executive Committee was elected 29 November, 2016 at the AGM. We are happy to welcome a couple of new members, namely Edward ‘Bud’ Cole from Fender Australia and Steve Vranch from Yamaha Music. These gentlemen complete a board that has a broad representation of product categories and retailers. In addition to Bud and […]
Industry Advisory on New Rosewood Trade Regulations A number of species of timber commonly referred to as rosewoods have recently been included on Appendix II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). The Appendix II listing will take effect on 2 January 2017, and any imports or […]
It has been announced that Michael Shade will replace Mark Amory as General Manager of Yamaha Music Australia, following Mark’s impending move to Fender Australia. Michael is a veteran of the industry and Yamaha, and returns after three years in international products development outside the industry. He commences his tenure on 12 December.
Melbourne retailers have reported a couple of individuals going around to music shops over the past month trying to buy gear with stolen credit cards. Reported one; “We had one in store trying to purchase a guitar, he told a great story of buying it for his brother who is recovering from cancer in Hospital, he […]