Category Archives: News

Roland Announces New CEO

13th May 2024

Roland Corporation has announced representative director, COO and CIO, Masahiro Minowa, has been appointed representative director, CEO and CIO, effective July 1. Representative director and CEO Gordon Raison has stepped down, effective June 30 for personal reasons. Continue reading

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

NAMM Oral History Interview: Louisa Buchanan

1st May 2024

The AMA works with NAMM’s Music Historian, Dan Del Fiorentino to help arrange interviews with Australians as part of the Oral History program. This extraordinary and extensive resource collects the stories of our industry through interviews with industry professionals.

At the 2024 NAMM Show, Louisa Buchanan from National Music was interviewed. Watch an excerpt of the interview here. Continue reading

Glenroy Music Centre Closes Its Doors

5th April 2024

Glenroy Music Centre, a long established small business in suburban Melbourne, closed its doors today. “After servicing the community for 40 years in our current location, it may come as a shock that Glenroy Music Centre has closed its doors.” said the owners in a statement. “Whilst it has been a very difficult decision, it is essential that John frees up his time to be there for a family member who is needing us due to ill health. We look forward to your support as we move towards this next chapter of our lives.”

Opening in its current location back in 1984 by Bob and Barbara Petts as Oak Park Guitar School, before changing ownership and becoming Glenroy Music Centre in 2002, the store has been servicing the musical needs of the community for a huge 40 years.

John has been working in the music retail industry for 51 years, 22 years as the owner of Glenroy Music, and Lindy has been connected with Glenroy Music for the past 36 years.