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.

AMA Update: Logo, membership fees, and other activities

The Australian Music Association is going through various forms of renewal and review, and having a discussion about each of its activities and priorities. Earlier this year Alex Masso took on the role of Executive Officer, while Rob Walker is continuing to work on projects. The committee is working with Alex through a number of […]

Pianos and guitars are up, school band instruments still affected, according to 2021 Market Report

The Australian Music Association’s Annual Market Report for 2021 has revealed strong demand for music products in a year still dominated by the effects of the pandemic. Total value and units had increased compared to 2020 as well as the past five and ten year averages, with a slight decrease in overall Average Unit Value […]

Export Market Development Grants

Austrade’s Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) program helps Australian businesses grow their exports in international markets. These grants encourage small to medium enterprises to market and promote their goods and services globally.

Vale Ian Lindsey

Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Ian Lindsey, and all at Musos Corner & Foleys Pianos, after the much loved music store owner and piano technician passed away on 18th May, 2022.

New Rules for Button/Coin Batteries

19th May 2022 Button batteries, found in many household items, clocks, metronomes, toys and so on, are harmful to children and many accidents and some deaths have occured in Australia. Legislation passed in December 2020 that introduced mandatory standards for securing batteries and providing warnings on products. Crucial information: Mandatory standards take effect on 22nd […]

Music for All Fundraising Campaign

Music For All is fundraising to support the next round of grants to schools and community groups, with an end of financial year campaign. This is an initiative of the Soundhouse Music Alliance, a registered charity with DGR status, so donations are tax deductible.

Federal Election Proposals to Support Retail, Small Businesses & Music

During this Federal election campain there has been relatively little talk from the major parties about the arts, the music industry, music education, and associated issues. There are, however, some proposals from music and retail industry organisations. This is a summary of what has been proposed.

Australis Buys CMI

In a major announcement, the principal owners of CMI Music & Audio Pty Ltd, Trojkovic Nominees P/L & Grayme P/L, who have continually invested in and resourced CMI for over 40 years have sold 100% of the companies shares to Australis Music Group owned by Fiona Brown.

Joint Media Release: New Partnership Between ArtsPay and the Australian Music Association

20 April 2022 Payment provider ArtsPay and the Australian Music Association (AMA) have today announced an exciting new partnership that will help music retailers reduce their payment fees and at the same time help build a new funding source for the arts.

Vale Vera May

Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Vera May, and all at Maton Guitars, after the matriarch figure of the iconic Australian acoustic instrument maker passed away at the age of 102 on Wednesday.