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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.

GH Music Acquired by Macron Music

As of June 1, 2019, the owners of Macron Music will take control of the GH Music store and website, to further grow Macron Music as an Australian leader in musical instrument sales. Located just outside Melbourne’s CBD, GH Music is an iconic Australian Music Shop that has a history starting all the way back […]

Steve Lincoln Smith Inducted onto AMA Honour Roll

The AMA on May 29, 2019 awarded Steve Lincoln Smith with induction onto the Industry Honour Roll for his outstanding service over 43 years in the industry. Steve was presented with his award by AMA President Craig Johnston, in the company of long-time colleague and AMA Vice President Michael Shade of Yamaha Music. In his […]

2018 Market Report Released to Members – Market show 5% Uptick in Value Against 2017

AMA 2018 Market Report Released to Members sees 5% Value Increase over 2017 2018 saw an uplift in the overall music products market with a 5% value increase over 2017, while it dipped nearly 8% in volume. With the currency hovering around 70cents against the US dollar a continuing rise in value has been maintained. […]

18th CITES Meeting of the Parties Postponed

The CITES 18th Meeting of the Parties Scheduled for May 28 – June3 in Colombo, Sri Lanka has been postponed to a date to be confirmed, possibly October, following the attacks last month in Sri Lanka. The CITES secretariat said in a statement, “This decision has been taken out of respect for the victims of […]

Melbourne Guitar Show Back in 2019 Bigger than ever

Guitar fans and afficienados are looking forward to August 3 & 4 at Caulfield Racecourse as the annual Melbourne Guitar Show sets to display and present all that’s new in guitars and guitar gear. The cream of Australia’s talent will again be on show too. All details will be announced in May. Stand space has […]

Vale Don Morrison

A Tribute to DON MORRISSON 18TH October 1952 to 21st April 2019 It is with sad hearts today, that we inform you of the peaceful passing of Don Morrisson, in the Wesley Hospital Brisbane at 6.40am on Easter Sunday. Our deepest and heartfelt sympathy go out to Dons wife Anna, his son Jimmie, daughter Katie, […]

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 […]