The 2016 Melbourne Guitar Show has been hailed a ‘stunning success’ in music industry media outlets and amongst the industry. Over 5,500 people attended over the weekend to see over 80 exhibitors show their wares and nearly 100 individual artists performed on the program. The show grew all round by 20% over 2015, and by any measure, that is something for the industry to shout about.
AMA CEO Rob Walker said; ‘We are extremely happy that the show has achieved what we think is important, and that is sustainable growth. More people knew about the show from its first year, and this year they came to buy, which is very encouraging’. he added, ‘the musician community were all so supportive and there has been a lot of chatter about it. Our social media reach has grown and our own online publication Australian Musician has played a key role in helping with the show’s success.’
We’ll be back next year August 5 & 6 at Caulfield Racecourse.
We chat to some exhibitors about their 2016 Melbourne Guitar Show experience and give you a visual snippet of the event atmosphere. Thanks to Chris Bekker and Simon Hosford, who we captured jamming on the WJ Audio stand, for providing the musical component. www.australianmusician.com.au
At the 2016 Melbourne Guitar Show we were treated to an unforgettable jam featuring James Ryan, Simon Hosford, Phil Ceberano, Brett Kingman, Shannon Bourne and Bob Spencer. Rod Bustos played bass and Marcus Ryan on drums. Recorded by Peter Rickman and the team from Advanced Audio. Presented by Triple M and Australian Musician