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.

New Rules for Button/Coin Batteries

19th May 2022 Button batteries, found in many household items, clocks, metronomes, toys and so on, are harmful to children and many accidents and some deaths have occured in Australia. Legislation passed in December 2020 that introduced mandatory standards for securing and proving warnings for products including button batteries. Crucial information: Mandatory standards take effect […]

Music for All Fundraising Campaign

Music For All is fundraising to support the next round of grants to schools and community groups, with an end of financial year campaign. This is an initiative of the Soundhouse Music Alliance, a registered charity with DGR status, so donations are tax deductible. Donate to the End of Financial Year campaign to support the […]

Federal Election Proposals to Support Retail, Small Businesses & Music

During this Federal election campain there has been relatively little talk from the major parties about the arts, the music industry, music education, and associated issues. There are, however, some proposals from music and retail industry organisations. This is a summary of what has been proposed.

Australis Buys CMI

In a major announcement, the principal owners of CMI Music & Audio Pty Ltd, Trojkovic Nominees P/L & Grayme P/L, who have continually invested in and resourced CMI for over 40 years have sold 100% of the companies shares to Australis Music Group owned by Fiona Brown. Fiona purchased¬†Australis Music Group last year and is […]

Joint Media Release: New Partnership Between ArtsPay and the Australian Music Association

20 April 2022 Payment provider ArtsPay and the Australian Music Association (AMA) have today announced an exciting new partnership that will help music retailers reduce their payment fees and at the same time help build a new funding source for the arts. The partnership means Australian music retailers will access priority account management and special […]

Vale Vera May

Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Vera May, and all at Maton Guitars, after the matriarch figure of the iconic Australian acoustic instrument maker passed away at the age of 102 on Wednesday.

Make Music Day 2022 – Update for Members

The AMA is well into planning for 2022 Make Music Day. A free DIY event, for the people by the people, cries out for musicians of all genres and standards to Create Your Own Stage. CALL TO ACTION:¬† Find your simple guide to MMD |Plan your event / participation | Register your event |¬†Contact us 

Federal Budget 2022-23

The Federal Budget, announced on 29th March 2022, included some changes to tax breaks for businesses. The instant asset write off has not been extended, meaning businesses will have to have installed or be using new equipment by June 30, 2023 to claim full expensing. A new Technology Investment Boost will provide a 20% bonus […]

NAMM’s ‘Believe in Music’ focuses on the Australian industry

In January 2022, a panel of industry leaders from the Australian Music Association participated in a discussion for NAMM’s Believe in Music series. Rob Walker (AMA), Anthony Ursino (Macron Music / AMA President), Warrick Baker (Kawai / AMA Vice President) and Michael Jago (Link Audio / AMA Treasurer) took an in-depth look at the post-pandemic […]

AMA Appoints New Executive Officer

The Australian Music Association is pleased to announce that at the last executive committee meeting it appointed Alex Masso as the new Executive Officer of the AMA. Alex will replace our longest serving EO, Rob Walker and the executive believes Alex will do a great job taking over where Rob left off.