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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.

2019 Melbourne Guitar Show Continues a Successful Tradition

The members of the association can be again well proud of their efforts with another very successful Melbourne Guitar Show staged last weekend. Nearly 5,000 guitar enthusiasts, artists and business people tramped throughout three levels in the members grandstand at Caulfield Racecourse as 70 +  exhibitors showed their wares to a hungry guitar public itching […]

Vale Michael (Michele) Bava

The Father and Founder of Bava’s Music City, Michael (Michele) Bava passed away, Monday 22nd July 2019, Aged 89 years. Mr Bava left a huge legacy in his family, circle of friends and the music industry. Founding Bavas Music City over 40 years ago we can say that Michael was a true Father to The […]

2019 Melbourne Guitar Show! Another Big Show Coming Up

The Melbourne Guitar Centre approaches again for its 5th showing at the Caulfield Racecourse. The 2019 program is now online along with an again impressive list of industry suppliers, brands and retailers exhibiting the latest and best in guitars and gear. The show continues to attract overseas guests as well as our own best players, […]

Make Music Day 2019 Expands to National Event

As members will know, the AMA in partnership with NAMM Foundation, APRA AMCOS, and the Live Music Office has lead the establishment of Make Music Day Australia on the cultural calendar. In 2019 our participation increased by over 50% with significant alliances being forged and grown. The beauty of Make Music Day is the whether […]

CITES Meeting of the Parties Scheduled in August | Hopes for Easing of Regulations in the Trade of Rosewood, Cedrela and Woolly Mammoth For Music Products

The 71st meeting of the CITES Standing Committee, the 18th meeting of the Conference of the Parties and the 72nd meeting of the CITES Standing Committee will be held in Geneva, Switzerland from 16 – 28 August 2019. The association has advised our own agency the Department of Energy and Environment during this process, and […]

Roland Veteran Departs

After a career spanning 30 years, Mark Van der Sluis is departing Roland. MD, Nick Middleton’s announcement to dealers this week follows. The AMA’s Rob Walker said that along with the executive committee we send our best wishes. Sluis has been at AMA events since I can remember he added. Always with a great attitude […]

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. […]