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.

Government Response to the Samuel Review

8th December, 2022 The AMA supports efforts to streamline and consolidate permits for musical instruments containing CITES listed species. This is a constructive international effort to manage the regulation of endangered species and how that interacts with our industry and individual musicians.

Changes to Victorian landlord retail leasing obligations

When entering into or renewing a retail lease, landlords must give their tenants a disclosure statement, which outlines essential lease information (e.g. lease term, occupancy costs, fit-out requirements etc.). Why? So the tenant can understand, at a glance, the key elements of the lease.

Melbourne Guitar Show Makes Long Awaited Return

Book Your Space Now! And Join more than 50 Other Exhibitors. The Australian Music Association is excited to announce the return of the Melbourne Guitar Show in 2023, set for Caulfield Racecourse on March 4 & 5. The response to the return of the Melbourne Guitar Show has been very encouraging after more than three […]

Final decision on Pernambuco at CITES CoP19

24th November 2022 Parties at the CITES Conference of the Parties (CoP19) in Panama have accepted a revised proposal on Paubrasilia echinata (Prop. 49). The revised proposal was accepted by Committee I yesterday where the proponent Brazil accepted the new Annotation and all speakers were in favour, including Australia.

NSW Back to School Vouchers

November 2022 The NSW Government has announced a new voucher program for back to school expenses. Among the list of items you might expect (stationary, uniforms etc), musical instruments are specifically listed as an eligible expense and the ‘other’ retail ANZSIC that includes musical instrument retail is listed as an eligible business type. Several members […]

Music Education Policy From Victorian Liberals

26th October 2022 The Victorian Shadow Minister for Education David Hodgett MP has announced the Victorian Liberals’ Music Education Policy as part of the Victorian election campaign.

Amber Technology announces new General Manager – Integrated Solutions

21st October 2022 Amber Technology has announce the appointment of Nathan Brady as General Manager for Integrated Solutions. This appointment replaces the current General Manager Richard Neale, who is retiring from the business from 1 January 2023. Nathan will be commencing with Amber Technology in November, which facilitates a managed and comprehensive transition. Nathan joins […]

Milestone for NAMM’s Oral History Project

NAMM’s Oral History Program, led by Music Historian Dan Del Fiorentino, has hit a significant milestone with its 5000th interview. This special edition features Kevin McGinty, famed audio engineer, and Front of House for the Grand Ole Opry. The Opry presents the best in country music live every week from Nashville, Tennessee.

Scam Alert: “Giving Away A Piano”

We are aware of a scam involving (or claiming to involve) pianos, it has been going around for some time but we have noticed more of this recently and heard from several members about receiving these emails.

Announcement: NAMM Foundation Supports Make Music Day 2023

The Australian Music Association (AMA) has been named as one of 23 music-making organizations around the world to receive a grant from the NAMM Foundation. With this support, the AMA will continue its campaign to celebrate and promote music making, centred around Make Music Day on 21st June. “Programs supported by The NAMM Foundation, including […]