Category Archives: News

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.

Link Audio Distributes LD Systems

22nd March 2024

Adam Hall Group have announced a further expansion of its international sales network, with Melbourne-based Link Audio becoming the new distribution partner for the LD Systems pro audio brand in Australia. This expanded partnership commenced on 1st March 2024, aiming to establish the diverse sound and sound reinforcement solutions of the pro audio brand in Australia and distribute them even more extensively. Continue reading

Yamaha Educational Resources

19th February 2024

Yamaha Music Australia has launched its 2024 support resources for music educators.

These initiatives are part of delivering Yamaha’s mission statement “To significantly contribute to increasing the quality of, and participation in, instrumental music around Australia”. The grant program will be expanded in 2024, alongside a unique range of professional development programs and events in support of music education. Continue reading