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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.

COVID19 Update – Victoria Enters Short-term Lockdown – Non Essential Retail to Close Until February 18

On the advice of public health experts, the whole of Victoria will move to a short-lock down from 11:59pm tonight until 11:59pm on Wednesday, 17 February. Victoriasns are back to Stage 4 restrictions – a full descriptions of these can be downloaded at the DHHS site at this link This means there will be four […]

COVID 19 Update – Non Essential Retail in WA Metro and South West Regions To Be Required to Close Until 6pm February 5

The Australian Retailers Association has today circularised its members that the Western Australian Government has today (February 1)  announced new measures affecting retailers, following yesterday’s announcement of a five-day lockdown until 6pm Friday 5 February. Non-essential retail will be required to close as part of the lockdown.   Retailers are also required to use the government’s QR Code system from […]

NAMM Congratulates the Global Top 100 Awards Dealer – Including five Aussie Stores

NAMM has announced the music product retailers to be honored in its Top 100 Dealer Awards. Now in its tenth year, the annual awards honor retailers who demonstrate exceptional commitment to their stores, neighbourhoods, and customers and share in a vision of creating a more musical world through their local communities. This year we’re pleased […]

Maton to Celebrate 75th Anniversary

Maton was featured in media recently in a comprehensive piece about past and present to celebrate 75 years since Bill May started Maton – congratulations to Mrs May and the Kitchen family on such a monumental achievement – this news piece says it all. (we have to forgive Channel 9 for getting Neville’s name wrong!) […]

AMA 2020 AGM Elects new Executive Committee and Office Bearers for 2020-21

The association’s AGM was held yesterday, November 24, 2020 and in addition to the usual procedural necessities, a new executive committee elected by the membership. In a difficult year for the association and the industry it is good to acknowledge past service and new contributions. Stepping down this year were past-president, Craig Johnston, Jarred Finnigan, […]

Vale Noel Harriman

IN MEMORY OF A WONDERFUL FRIEND and COLLEAGUE NOEL HARRIMAN AGED 89 “ In Life , what we believe defines us …. What we experience shapes us ..” It is with sadness we would like to inform you of the passing of Noel Harriman on November 17, 2020 at the age of 89. Noel would […]

COVID19 Restrictions Lifted in Victoria

Victoria’s music retailers will celebrate some good news with the retail reopening date for metropolitan Melbourne, officially announced by the Victorian Premier from Wednesday 28 October 2020. Staff are now permitted back into any Melbourne metropolitan stores to begin Covid safe and Christmas preparations. There are no new restrictions imposed on retailers at this time. […]

Brass & Woodwind, Singing Classes Not Permitted in Schools in Victoria in Term 4

The AMA is Supporting efforts to persuade the Minister & the CMO that group tuition in singing and brass & woodwind can proceed with COVID safe processes. The AMA, has written to the Minister for Education on behalf of our members and the broader music education community to express our deep concern regarding the sudden […]

NEW MUSIC EDUCATION ADVOCACY CAMPAIGN ANNOUNCED

Albert Music (through its philanthropic arm The Tony Foundation) has recently published a report entitled Music Education: A Sound Investment. It’s a great advocacy document for music in schools, and can be found here: Music Education: A Sound Investment (full report). One of the report’s co-authors, Dr Anita Collins, has also published a book entitled The Music […]

Damon McMahon Departs Casio

After 9 ½ years Damon McMahon who has headed the Casio Electronic Musical Instruments division since 2011 has resigned and is going to Madison AV in the pro audio sector. “I’m joining the Pro A/V industry in a senior sales role involved with all things digital audio & video related. Whilst I’m looking forward to […]