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.

2019 Make Music Day Launches with Calls for Participation

As previously announced the AMA is proud to partner with APRA AMCOS and the Live Music Office to present Make Music Day this year. After a successful pilot in 2018  we have joined forces with the Live Music Office and APRA AMCOS to grow the event to a national one. See the full releases again […]

Industry News

Australis Music on the Road with Big Guitar Brands Australis made a visit to Melbourne last week, as part of its national dealer tour, and put on a pretty impressive display of guitars across its premium brands. CEO, Trevor Morrow said the visit was all about connecting with dealers after a successful NAMM show for […]

Industry Coalition Seeks CITES exemption on finished musical instruments

The long awaited CITES meeting scheduled for May in Sri Lanka is looming. In May 2019, the regulations governing the use of rosewood will be considered. The industry has been lobbying for changes to the existing restrictions on rosewood in instrument manufacture to include an exemption on finished musical instruments, finished musical instrument parts and […]

EarthQuaker Devices and Yamaha Music Australia Announce Exclusive Australia Distribution Effective January 1, 2019.

AKRON, Ohio & Melbourne, Australia — EarthQuaker Devices, LLC and Yamaha Music Australia today announced that effective January 1, 2019, Yamaha Music Australia will be the exclusive distributor of EarthQuaker Devices effects pedals in Australia. EarthQuaker Devices was started in 2004 in Akron, Ohio, USA, by musician and entrepreneur Jamie Stillman. Since then, EarthQuaker Devices […]

Soundhouse Music Alliance and the re-birth of the Banana Keyboard

The Soundhouse Music Alliance, the music products industry charity, has spent most of its energy this year reinvigorating the Soundhouse Music Alliance Special Access Kit featuring the Banana Keyboard. For those unaware, this instrument, it was originally developed by the Soundhouse Music Alliance 23 years ago, giving access to music making for people with disability, […]

2018 Melbourne Synth Festival

The Melbourne Synth Festival (Nov 23-25, 2018 Meat Market, North Melbourne)  presented a wide array of gear, informative workshops and some wonderful performances, as the AMA continued to be proactive in promoting the member’s products with it’s consumer show focus. Thanks to the performers, workshop presenters, the exhibitors and folks that came along to check […]


The annual industry pilgrimage to the NAMM Show is in many people’s calendar no doubt with plans well advanced. The show appears to be as significant as ever, with attendances on the increase and new categories being catered for in new halls. The new floorplan of the show was hailed a big success in 2018 […]

ABC’s Don’t Stop The Music campaign receives over 1,500 instruments via Salvos Stores

What a real positive for our industry the launch of the Don’t Stop the Music on ABC TV these last few weeks has been. Rarely is our industry and key advocacy message broadcast to such a prime time audience. And what a positive for those students that will be helped by this fantastic initiative to […]


Make Music Day Australia is set to expand next year with the announcement of a partnership between the Live Music Office and the Australian Music Association to deliver the 2019 program. Make Music Day is a free celebration of music making around the world, taking place on 21 June. Launched in 1982 in France as the Fête […]

ABC TV Launches ‘Don’t Stop the Music’ Campaign

An ambitious new project has been in the making for a while now. The ABC’s Don’t Stop The Music series and national impact campaign to get instruments into schools via The Salvation Army and Musica Viva. This is a major advocacy initiative for music education. A part of this program is an instrument donation program. […]