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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.

Additional Assistance Announced for Victorian Small Business

The Premier, yesterday (Sunday 13th September) announced an additional financial support package for businesses affected by lockdown restrictions. In summary, this provides the following relief to qualifying retail businesses in Victoria: Around 75,000 eligible businesses with payrolls up to $10 million will receive grants of $10,000, $15,000 or $20,000 depending on their size. The Government will […]

Victorian Stage 4 COVID Restrictions Extended

In what was disappointing news for music retailers in Melbourne metro, the Premier announcement an extension to the current Stage 4 COVID-19 restrictions on September 6. A full summary is available at the DHHS website CLICK HERE Music retail will continue to operate in most cases with their click and collect and home delivery services […]

NAMM Show 2021 Cancelled | Believe in Music Week Announced

As many had feared, it was with much sadness that overnight we received official news of the cancellation of the physical 2021 Winter NAMM Show.  However, in this morning’s video announcement NAMM CEO Joe Lamond asked the global music products industry to still come together in January for their virtual event Believe in Music Week. […]

New Worksafe Regulations Come Into Force in Victoria Regarding Reporting COVID-19 Cases in the Workplace

New regulations came into force in Victoria on Tuesday 28 July, 2020, that require employers to report immediately they become aware that an employee or contractor has contracted COVID19. The new regulations require that the employer notify Worksafe Victoria immediately if it is known that someone has been diagnosed infected and attended work in the […]

Stage IV COVID19 Restrictions to apply in Victoria

Sweeping new additions to the Stage IV Restrictions announced in Victoria on Sunday have been released today (Monday). All non-essential retail will close for in-person retailing from 11.59, Wednesday August 5 and this will include music retail. Online orders will continue to be able to be fulfilled onsite provided staff onsite do not exceed 2/3rds […]

Richard Snape steps down from Executive Committee

It is with some disappointment that we announce that long-time AMA servant, Richard Snape, after departing Hal Leonard earlier this month has, as a result, stepped down from the executive committee. This paves the way for Hal Leonard’s managing director Andrew Collyer to be the nominated company representative. Richard had served on the executive committee […]

Victorian State Government Has Announced Further Small Business Assistance in Lock Down Suburbs and Zones

Due to the impact of the further lock downs recently imposed by the Victorian State Government on business, the Government has announced a new one-off $5,000 grant to eligible businesses. The return to Stay at Home restrictions mean that businesses within metropolitan Melbourne or Mitchell Shire such as restaurants, cafes, pubs, gyms, indoor sporting venues, […]

Federal Government Announces Extension of JobKeeper and JobSeeker Programs to March 2021 With Changes

The Federal Government has announced an extension of the JobKeeper scheme until March 2021. There will be a two-tiered payment in place with a lower rate for casuals and part-time workers which more closely aligned with hours worked. The Morrison government will cut the JobKeeper wage subsidy at the end of September to $1200 a […]

Businesses must respect consumers’ right to unsubscribe from marketing messages

The ACMA is reminding all businesses to comply with Australia’s spam laws by allowing consumers to opt-out of receiving marketing messages. Recent ACMA investigations have identified repeat failures by Australian businesses to comply with the Spam Act. Investigations into complaints from the public about Woolworths Group Limited and Singtel Optus Pty Limited, both large well-known […]

Stage 3 Restrictions Reintroduced to Melbourne Metro Area & Mitchell Shire to stem the spread of COVID19 – Most Music Retail to remain open

The association is notifying all members operating in metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire that Stage 3 restrictions are due to be reinstated from 11.59pm on Wednesday, 8 July. The state government has announced that to stop the spread of the COVID19 virus, Stage 3 “Stay at Home” restrictions will be reimposed for six weeks, restricting Victorians […]