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.

Make Music Day Australia | Sunday JUNE 21

MAKE MUSIC DAY 2020 | COUNTDOWN TO JUNE 21 Make Music Day is back in 2020! Make Music Day is a global celebration of music which takes place every year on June 21, in over 1000 cities across 120 countries. Beginning as the Fete de la Musique in France in 1982, it has now grown […]

We are One! on Make Music Day 2020

If you needed any inspiration to be involved in making music on June 21, check out this fantastic video produced by the AMEB for the 2019 Online Orchestra    

MAKE MUSIC DAY – A GIFT TO OUR INDUSTRY

AMA Members can be pivotal to the success of Make Music Day June 21 2020. In 2020 our apple cart has been upset by Covid-19 but it has given us all sorts of new and innovative ways to participate online as well as out in the stores. Music Retailers all over the world have benfitted […]

AMA Announces VIRTUAL 2020 Make Music Day Australia

We Imagined Something Like This for Australia – WATCH THE SHORT VIDEO! We did this last year CLICK HERE for the 2019 program CLICK HERE for a highlights video and lots of other info. And in 2020 we were getting closer to our objective and along comes COVID19. So, In 2020 by necessity Make Music […]

An Up and Down March and April During COVID19 Restrictions

Recent data released by illion would suggest that discretionary spending has trended upward alongside the announcement of the government stimulus packages and continued on a steeper curve than essentials, through March but has eased back during April, with spending on essentials being mostly driving retail figures. Sales of musical instruments have carried on strongly for […]

Fine Music Launches Online Competition for Brass and Woodwind Instrmentalists

Fine Music has launched a new online solo competition for Brass & Woodwind instrumentalists with the support of its industry partners. With the national band championships in Perth cancelled at Easter we wanted to keep people playing, said Fine Music’s Michael Jongebloed – we’ll have members of the MSO and QSO on the adjudicator’s panel. […]

Forte Supports Piano Teachers with ‘Q & A’ Webinars

Forte Music has launched a new online webinar series to assist piano teachers through the pandemic. Held each Thursday at 11am, owners Gillian Erskine and Paul Myatt felt that there was a real need to support our Piano Teaching community, a community that ranges from being not that techie to quite capable but needing a […]

ATO Releases JobKeeper Requirements

The ATO has now released the requirements in respect of registration, reporting and payment obligations under the JobKeeper Scheme. There are many variables to accommodate specific employee and employer circumstances, but the information pack explains how it will work for most. The association’s Auditor, Page Harrison & Co has made available the a compehensive COVID […]

SUMMER NAMM SHOW CANCELLED

NAMM has announced the cancellation of its Nashville based show scheduled for July 9-11 at the Music City Center, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “We sincerely recognize the importance of this annual mid-year gathering for our industry,” NAMM President and CEO Joe Lamond and NAMM Chairman Chris Martin said in a statement. “However, the current […]

MUSIC PRODUCTS INDUSTRY POSTS STRONG RESULT FOR 2019

In a world now fully impacted by COVID-19, it is disappointing that our industry currently on an upward trajectory as reported below, will be negatively impacted in 2020 along with many others by the nation-wide emergency we face. Nevertheless, good news is in short supply, so the following should give cause for optimism. 2019 saw […]