Category Archives: Member Updates

Partnership Announcement: Your Leasing Co

7th May 2024

The Australian Music Association and Your Leasing Co are announcing a new partnership to support the music products industry. Your Leasing Co specialises in lease negotiations for commercial leases, and works with industry associations to support their members. Members of the AMA now have access to a Free Lease Review, valued at $2500, and a Free Telephone Hotline to provide assistance with tenancy issues. Continue reading

Parliamentary Inquiry into Live Music

1st May 2024

On 25 March 2024, the Minister for the Arts, the Hon Tony Burke MP, asked the Standing Committee on Communications and the Arts to inquire into and report on the challenges and opportunities within the Australian live music industry. The inquiry took submissions from the public and the AMA, among many industry organisation, made a submission. Continue reading

Migration Strategy

16th April 2024

If you have attempted to bring a skilled worker into Australia, or intend to, the AMA could use your feedback. The Federal Government is consulting on its Migration Strategy, which includes a list of professions that are ‘on’ or ‘off’ the list. Continue reading

The Pernambuco Dilemma

15th April 2024

Pernambuco, the Brazilian wood used in bows for stringed instruments, was the hottest topic affecting our industry at the last CITES Conference of the Parties in 2022. At that time, Brazil was proposing to list the species in Appendix I, the highest level of protection, we know it as the place where Brazilian Rosewood and Ivory are listed for protection. Continue reading