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.

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 […]

Industry Import Data Released for 2020

A summary which can be read by CLICKING HERE reveals that the 2020 ABS Import statistics would record an uplift in the overall music products market with a near 2% value increase over 2019, along with a 4% drop in volume. While some sectors had very challenging times through the pandemic period others experienced strong […]

NSW Government Supports Make Music Day

Create NSW has partnered with the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment as part of The Festival of Place to offer Small Project Grants of $15,000 specifically for Make Music Day.  A total of $90,000 will be available to support six programs to be held across NSW. On the 20th and 21st June, we are […]

Make Music Day Australia | Ways The Industry Can Lead The Way

There are many ways to be involved or participate in Make Music and we have prepared a one page Advisory that helps with suggestions and ideas. Download MAKE MUSIC DAY 2021 – BE IN IT!  There is plenty to inspire your participation and assist the association in growing this celebration of music making in our country, […]