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.

Vale Ted Middleton

Edward ‘Ted’ Middleton  (1944 – 2019)     The association was sad to learn of the passing of Ted Middleton on September 3rd. Ted was a very popular and well-respected member of the music products industry. Born in Scotland, raised in England, his parents were wartime entertainers who migrated to Australia. He formed the band, […]

Vale Steve Lincoln Smith

It is with great sadness that we announce that our friend and colleague, Steve Lincoln Smith passed away on September 8 with his wife Julie by his side. He was 60 years old. While his industry friends and colleagues knew he was crook, his passing has come as a surprise to many, and we offer […]

New AMA Office Bearers and Committee Elected at 2019 Annual General Meeting

The 2019 Annual General Meeting was held at Australis Music’s headquarters in Alexandria, NSW on Tuesday, 3 September. Michael Shade, General Manager, Music Products and Education Division at Yamaha Music was unanimously elected President on the day for the 2019-20 year. The new Executive Committee was also elected – representing the Wholesale Sector are; Michael […]

Rosewood Restrictions to be lifted for Musical Instruments

After three years of work and representation from a global coalition of companies and associations the CITES meeting in Geneva has voted in favour of allowing exemptions for trade and movement of finished musical instruments containing rosewood. Imports and exports of finished musical instruments, finished parts and finished accessories will no longer need a CITES […]

AMA Receives NAMM Foundation Grant to further Develop Music Making in Australia in 2019/20

            The Australian Music Association has been named a grant recipient of The NAMM Foundation. The organization was selected as one of 28 music-making organizations to receive a grant to fund vital programs that provide access to music-making opportunities across a variety of different communities and demographics. “Through the transformative […]

2019 Melbourne Guitar Show Continues a Successful Tradition

The members of the association can be again well proud of their efforts with another very successful Melbourne Guitar Show staged last weekend. Nearly 5,000 guitar enthusiasts, artists and business people tramped throughout three levels in the members grandstand at Caulfield Racecourse as 70 +  exhibitors showed their wares to a hungry guitar public itching […]

Vale Michael (Michele) Bava

The Father and Founder of Bava’s Music City, Michael (Michele) Bava passed away, Monday 22nd July 2019, Aged 89 years. Mr Bava left a huge legacy in his family, circle of friends and the music industry. Founding Bavas Music City over 40 years ago we can say that Michael was a true Father to The […]

2019 Melbourne Guitar Show! Another Big Show Coming Up

The Melbourne Guitar Centre approaches again for its 5th showing at the Caulfield Racecourse. The 2019 program is now online along with an again impressive list of industry suppliers, brands and retailers exhibiting the latest and best in guitars and gear. The show continues to attract overseas guests as well as our own best players, […]

Make Music Day 2019 Expands to National Event

As members will know, the AMA in partnership with NAMM Foundation, APRA AMCOS, and the Live Music Office has lead the establishment of Make Music Day Australia on the cultural calendar. In 2019 our participation increased by over 50% with significant alliances being forged and grown. The beauty of Make Music Day is the whether […]

CITES Meeting of the Parties Scheduled in August | Hopes for Easing of Regulations in the Trade of Rosewood, Cedrela and Woolly Mammoth For Music Products

The 71st meeting of the CITES Standing Committee, the 18th meeting of the Conference of the Parties and the 72nd meeting of the CITES Standing Committee will be held in Geneva, Switzerland from 16 – 28 August 2019. The association has advised our own agency the Department of Energy and Environment during this process, and […]