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.

AMA Member’s Survey Provides Good Insights

Members and others have confirmed to the executive committee the key roles members expect the AMA to play in the industry, by participating in the September survey. These include provision of statistics, events, communications, and importantly its advocacy efforts representing the interests of members. Nearly half the members responded to the survey, which provided a […]

Music Retail Opens in NSW to be followed by ACT & Victoria Victoria Under State Roadmaps

Music Retail opens in NSW, to be followed by Victoria & ACT Music retail is set to open its doors in NSW next week followed by Victoria & ACT under State Roadmaps out of COVID restrictions. Many members face the challenges brought about by the new health orders relating to Authorised Workers only working on […]

AMA Receives Grant from The NAMM Foundation to Grow Music Making

(Melbourne, VIctoria – October 5, 2021) — The Australian Music Association has been named a grant recipient of The NAMM Foundation. The organization was selected as one of 25 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. “Programs supported by […]

State & Federal Government Assistance Packages Available for Winter 2021 Lockdowns in NSW, Victoria & SA

The State & Federal Governments have now announced various cash funding for employees and small businesses that have been affected by the current Lockdowns. COVID-19 Disaster Payment This scheme provides $375 per week for those workers who have lost between 8 and less than 20 hours’ work, or have lost a full day of work, […]

MAKE MUSIC DAY 2021 PUTS MUSIC MAKING IN THE COMMUNITY ON SHOW!

Make Music Day 2021 saw Australians play music on stages, in the streets, in their homes and more. From the Sydney Symphony and music legends like Kate Ceberano to community groups, schools and solo acts, heaps of  Australians got into the Make Music Day spirit. Check out our highlights reel You can see a full […]

Victoria in 7-Day Lockdown from May 28 – June 3

Victorians only have 5 reasons to leave home for the next week. These include care and caregiving, exercise, authorised work, groceries and getting vaccinated. Face masks will now be required everywhere outside of the home (previously masks were required in indoor settings only). Exercise and shopping will be limited to five kilometres from home. Non-essential […]

Make Music Day Australia Just Weeks Away!

One of the AMA’s major undertakings each year is Make Music Day Australia. Held in places all over Australia the Global celebration of music making that is Make Music Day takes place on June 21. Numerous events around the country are being planned and numbers have already been registered on the Make Music Day Australia […]

New Regulations on Button Batteries Effect Industry’s Products

The Federal Government has made moves to improve the safety of button batteries by introducing new safety regulations. Under the new mandatory safety and information standards, products must have secure battery compartments to prevent children from gaining access to the batteries. Button batteries are used in a variety of products our industry deals in, including Tuners, […]

Industry Comments on Media Reform Green Paper

The executive committee developed a submission to the Media Form Green Paper proposals in which could affect the operation of some wireless audio devices, (Eg: wireless microphones (handheld, lapel and headset mics), wireless guitar and instrument systems, and wireless in-ear listening/hearing systems). While these are not specifically mentioned in the green paper, most of these […]

First Ambassadors for Make Music Day Australia announced

Kawai artists Kate Ceberano and Lee Kernaghan are newly anointed Ambassadors of Make Day along with respected Hunters & Collectors trumpet player, Jack Howard. More artists are being approached to lend their name to the event which celebrates music making for all the good it does in the community. Members are encouraged to consider who […]