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.

Aussie Gear Fundraiser for the Fireys

A small group of Australian Guitar makers, Amp and Pedal Builders is donating the country´s best hand-made gear to support the Fireys. Every $10 AU donated gets a virtual raffle ticket to a number of prize pools that are evolving. The Raffles will be drawn shortly after the fundraiser closes. This effort has been initiated […]

AMEB Offers to Replace Music Lost in the Bushfires

In a magnanimous gesture, our friends at AMEB have offered support for musicians affected by the 2019/2020 Australian bushfires The AMEB would like to help those teachers and students affected to rebuild their musical lives by replacing any AMEB publications lost due to the recent bushfires. “Our thoughts are with everyone affected by Australia’s bushfire […]

Strong Australian Attendance at the NAMM Show

The NAMM Show had a large antipodean attendance in 2020 attending what was, as has been the case annually for a while now, the biggest show yet. NAMM’s importance as an international event is really reaching a zenith and the additional training aspects added for the broader music, sound and production industries has given the […]

How Can We Help After the Bushfire Tragedy?

The Australian Music Association is deeply saddened and concerned by the bushfires that have devastated our country.  The impact on the environment, the wildlife and community is overwhelming. Based on my own personal experience living through Black Saturday and now with the current situation, we have all been affected by fires in various ways. Even […]

2020 Melbourne Guitar Show Prospectus Release for AMA Members

The AMA’s annual Melbourne Guitar Show is again on at Caulfield Racecourse August 1 & 2, 2020. MGS2020 AMA Member Exhibitor Prospectus was emailed to members today. They have until 31 January to have preferential choice of stand positions and book their space prior to the general prospectus being released. Check out the highlights video […]

Rosewood restrictions on finished instruments lifted on schedule

Members have been advised of the new regulations applying from November 29th regarding the trade in finished musical instruments containing rosewood. As announced earlier (full details here), after three years of industry lobbying the CITES meeting in Geneva in August voted in favour of allowing exemptions for trade and movement of finished musical instruments containing […]

AMEB Releases its 2019 Online Orchestra Featuring ‘I Am Australian’

In a mammoth production, the AMEB has for the second time broadcast its Online Orchestra project on October 19 – featuring the iconic I Am Australian performed by hundreds of Australians in numerous settings around the country. In an an inspirational performance led by conductor Jessica Gethin, the AMEB Online Orchestra is Australia’s largest virtual […]

Check Out the Great Sessions For Retailers at 2020 NAMM Show

Wednesday January 15 is a must for retailers attending NAMM 2020 – there are two excellent, now traditional, NAMM U sessions. NAMM retail members seeking the latest in future-focused retail and financial strategies are invited to attend one of two day-long, interactive Summits that will explore exciting ways to amplify your retail success and dramatically […]

Plastic Bags Ban In VICTORIA come into effect November 1

The Victorian Government will implement a state-wide ban on lightweight plastic shopping bags from 1 November 2019. The ban applies to ALL retailers – including supermarkets, greengrocers, bakeries, pharmacies, clothes stores, restaurants, cafes, markets, food outlets, and many more. The ban will apply to all lightweight plastic shopping bags which have a thickness of 35 […]

NEW Giftcard Laws Come into Effect November 1

From 1 November 2019, new national laws for gift cards sold to consumers will require: • a minimum three-year expiry period; and • expiry information displayed prominently on cards. Most post-purchase fees will also be banned under the new laws. Cards and vouchers sold before 1 November 2019 continue to have the same expiry period […]