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.

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCE NEW ‘JOBSEEKER’ WAGE SUBSIDIES

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced a $130 billion package to support workers’ wages through the coronavirus crisis. The “Jobkeeper” subsidy will be worth $1500 a fortnight. The government will pay employers to pay their employees,” he said. “Our goal is to protect lives and livelihoods of Australians to protect and preserve the economy that […]

Music Retail is Open! March 27

Music Retail is still open for the time being as of March 27, 2020, There is much uncertainty for music retailers about how long they will be able to service the needs of its customers, who, we understand might have their focus on other needs at the moment.  But for the musicians who have needs […]

Covid-19 Government Assistance to Business (and Household) State-by-State

Australia-wide What’s available for households? For six months, the government will boost a range of payments for jobseekers and other groups by $550 a fortnight from 27 April There are two $750 lump sum payments for eligible payment recipients, including job seekers, pensioners and some concession card holders People in financial stress can access up […]

COVID-19 Update March 25 from Federal Government

On Tuesday evening Scott Morrison outlined a further set of restrictions on businesses and individual behaviours to combat the coronavirus outbreak. Here is an updated list of the federal government’s measures, which will take effect from midnight on Wednesday if they were not already in place. Banned or closed Registered and licensed clubs, licensed premises […]

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES NEW SMALL BUSINESS FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

We have compiled a list of Federal & State Government assistance that has been announced for both businesses and individuals, which will help you understand what is available to you. You will be aware that things are changing almost daily and even some of the information below is short on clarity on how to access. […]

Federal Government Announces Economic Stimulus Package for Small Business

On March 12, 2020 the federal government announced a variety of economic measures including the boosting cash flow for employers measure which will provide up to $25,000 back to business, with a minimum payment of $2,000 for eligible businesses. The payment will provide temporary cash flow support to small and medium businesses that employ staff. […]

Covid-19 Impacts Daily Life and How we work

In a time of great uncertainty, the community is starting to make hard decisions in order to limit as much as possible the spread of Covid-19 virus. The AMA committee has considered our options going forward as we have events planned that bring our members and the industry together over the coming months. We will […]

2020 Melbourne Guitar Show set to shine again

The Melbourne Guitar Show in 2020 is looking to eclipse previous years once more with strong exhibitor showing in the initial member’s booking period. Show organiser Rob Walker said ‘we are ahead of where we usually are on March 1. A lot of interest as usual from artists who are getting in earlier and earlier […]

AUSTRALIAN MUSICIAN CELEBRATES 25 YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE INDUSTRY

The AMA’s end-user publication, Australian Musician magazine celebrates 25 years of publication in 2020. The AMA’s Rob Walker said “no other music industry association has its own media that we know of, so we are in a unique position to promote our members and their products in Australia. It’s an interesting history, which has been […]

Make Music Day Australia on again – June 21, 2020

Planning for Make Music Day Australia 2020, organised by the AMA and the Live Music Office in partnership with the NAMM Foundation is well under way again this year, with more partnerships and alliances established to ensure the event continues to grow each year. With the support of Create NSW, Music Australia and the Australian […]