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ENTECH Roadshow 2023

The touring trade show for the AV industry takes place around Australia from 10th-24th October, 2023.

ENTECH Roadshow is the only trade show for AV and entertainment technology professionals that visits every major population centre in Australia, opening up access to more business opportunities than any other event. ENTECH will visit Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, and Perth in October 2023, bringing a fresh perspective on the industry as a whole to every local market. Continue reading

Willson Band Instruments Joins Eastman Music Company

2nd March 2023

Eastman Music Company today announced that Willson Band Instruments of Flums, Switzerland is joining the Eastman family of brands. Known for excellence, Willson has been a leader in brass musical instruments for over 70 years. Willson will join a growing family of some of the finest products in the music industry today including Eastman, Wm. S. Haynes Co., S. E. Shires Co., Backun Musical Services, Laskey, and Bourgeois Guitars. Continue reading

National Music Announces Partnership with Pratley Guitars as Official Australian Distributor

1st March, 2023

National Music, one of Australia’s leading musical instrument distributors, is proud to announce its partnership with Pratley Guitars, a renowned guitar manufacturer based in Southeast Queensland.

From March 1, National Music will be the exclusive distributor of Pratley Guitars throughout Australia. Pratley Guitars has earned a notable reputation worldwide for producing high-quality handmade guitars using beautiful Australian tonewoods, traditional methods and top-grade materials.

The company’s range of acoustic and electric guitars are universally respected for their exceptional tone, playability, and stunning craftmanship. Artists who choose to play a Pratley include Josh Teskey, Steph Strings and Ash Grunwald.

National Music Australia Managing Director Louisa Buchanan is excited to partner with Pratley Guitars and offer their exceptional instruments to music stores across Australia. “Pratley Guitars is a highly respected brand in the industry, and their attention to detail and quality craftsmanship are second to none”, said Louisa.

Photo of a Pratley OM Blackwood/Blackwood guitar, hanging on display.

Pratley Guitars OM Blackwood/Blackwood – SCE

“We look forward to introducing the Pratley range to more and more musicians and enthusiasts
throughout the country.”As the official Australian distributor of Pratley Guitars, National Music will provide a wide range of models to their dedicated network of music retailers. “We’re thrilled to partner with National Music and expand our reach in Australia,” said Martin Pratley, founder of Pratley Guitars. “We share the same passion for music and commitment to quality, and we believe that National Music is the perfect partner to take our world class guitars to the next level.”

For more information on products and distribution:

Pratley Guitars

National Music

National Music is an AMA Member and will be exhibiting at Melbourne Guitar Show on 4th-5th March, 2023. See for more information.


Changes at Roland Australia

11th January 2023

Roland Corporation Australia (RCA) Managing Director, Nick Middleton, has been appointed as the new CEO of Roland Asia-Pacific, effective Jan 1st 2023.

Nick will continue as MD for RCA but will hand the day-to-day management of the business to Matt Walsham who takes up the role as General Manager, following 5 years as National Sales Manager.

Joshua Munday, formerly Territory Sales Manager (NSW, QLD, TAS) will step into the National Sales Manager position, whilst continuing to service his existing accounts.

Roland Australia is an AMA member

Vale Martin König

11th January 2023

König & Meyer have announced that President, Managing Partner and the most senior member of the company’s legacy, Martin König, passed away on 4th January 2023 in Wertheim, Germany. The König & Meyer name appears on stages across the world every day, on its microphone stands and other accessories.  Continue reading