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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.

AMA Announces VIRTUAL 2020 Make Music Day Australia

We Imagined Something Like This for Australia – WATCH THE SHORT VIDEO! We did this last year CLICK HERE for the 2019 program CLICK HERE for a highlights video and lots of other info. And in 2020 we were getting closer to our objective and along comes COVID19. So, In 2020 by necessity Make Music […]

An Up and Down March and April During COVID19 Restrictions

Recent data released by illion would suggest that discretionary spending has trended upward alongside the announcement of the government stimulus packages and continued on a steeper curve than essentials, through March but has eased back during April, with spending on essentials being mostly driving retail figures. Sales of musical instruments have carried on strongly for […]

Fine Music Launches Online Competition for Brass and Woodwind Instrmentalists

Fine Music has launched a new online solo competition for Brass & Woodwind instrumentalists with the support of its industry partners. With the national band championships in Perth cancelled at Easter we wanted to keep people playing, said Fine Music’s Michael Jongebloed – we’ll have members of the MSO and QSO on the adjudicator’s panel. […]

Forte Supports Piano Teachers with ‘Q & A’ Webinars

Forte Music has launched a new online webinar series to assist piano teachers through the pandemic. Held each Thursday at 11am, owners Gillian Erskine and Paul Myatt felt that there was a real need to support our Piano Teaching community, a community that ranges from being not that techie to quite capable but needing a […]

ATO Releases JobKeeper Requirements

The ATO has now released the requirements in respect of registration, reporting and payment obligations under the JobKeeper Scheme. There are many variables to accommodate specific employee and employer circumstances, but the information pack explains how it will work for most. The association’s Auditor, Page Harrison & Co has made available the a compehensive COVID […]

SUMMER NAMM SHOW CANCELLED

NAMM has announced the cancellation of its Nashville based show scheduled for July 9-11 at the Music City Center, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “We sincerely recognize the importance of this annual mid-year gathering for our industry,” NAMM President and CEO Joe Lamond and NAMM Chairman Chris Martin said in a statement. “However, the current […]

MUSIC PRODUCTS INDUSTRY POSTS STRONG RESULT FOR 2019

In a world now fully impacted by COVID-19, it is disappointing that our industry currently on an upward trajectory as reported below, will be negatively impacted in 2020 along with many others by the nation-wide emergency we face. Nevertheless, good news is in short supply, so the following should give cause for optimism. 2019 saw […]

AMEB Hosts Webinar Series – Break the Isolation – Teaching Music Online

Webinar Series Break the Isolation Online teaching is clearly a hot topic at the moment – in response to the disappearance of much of the face to face teaching for the time being, the AMEB has released a series of webinars called Break the Isolation offering to promote online music education.   The dedicated Website […]

A Week is a long time in Covid Land

Monday 30th March The week that was…. The industry is in a form of lockdown with stores sparsely attended by sales staff, no browsing policies, and limits of those allowed to enter. April fools day came and went with not much to prank or much to laugh about. On Monday, the federal cabinet banned gatherings […]

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCE NEW ‘JOBKEEPER’ WAGE SUBSIDIES

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced a $130 billion package to support workers’ wages through the coronavirus crisis. The “Jobkeeper” subsidy will be worth $1500 a fortnight. The government will pay employers to pay their employees,” he said. “Our goal is to protect lives and livelihoods of Australians to protect and preserve the economy that […]