Music For All is fundraising to support the next round of grants to schools and community groups, with an end of financial year campaign. This is an initiative of the Soundhouse Music Alliance, a registered charity with DGR status, so donations are tax deductible. Continue reading
During this Federal election campain there has been relatively little talk from the major parties about the arts, the music industry, music education, and associated issues. There are, however, some proposals from music and retail industry organisations. This is a summary of what has been proposed. Continue reading
In a major announcement, the principal owners of CMI Music & Audio Pty Ltd, Trojkovic Nominees P/L & Grayme P/L, who have continually invested in and resourced CMI for over 40 years have sold 100% of the companies shares to Australis Music Group owned by Fiona Brown. Continue reading
20 April 2022
Payment provider ArtsPay and the Australian Music Association (AMA) have today announced an exciting new partnership that will help music retailers reduce their payment fees and at the same time help build a new funding source for the arts. Continue reading
Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Vera May, and all at Maton Guitars, after the matriarch figure of the iconic Australian acoustic instrument maker passed away at the age of 102 on Wednesday. Continue reading
|The AMA is well into planning for 2022 Make Music Day. A free DIY event, for the people by the people, cries out for musicians of all genres and standards to Create Your Own Stage.
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The Federal Budget, announced on 29th March 2022, included some changes to tax breaks for businesses.
- The instant asset write off has not been extended, meaning businesses will have to have installed or be using new equipment by June 30, 2023 to claim full expensing.
- A new Technology Investment Boost will provide a 20% bonus deduction for the cost of expenses and depreciating assets, up to $100,000 of expenditure per year. This is available to businesses with a turnover of up to $50m per year. Eligible expenditure includes items such as portable payment devices, cyber security systems and subscriptions to cloud-based services.
- A new Skills and Training Boost will work in a similar way, providing a 20% bonus deduction for the cost of external training courses delivered to employees in Australia or online, by providers registered in Australia.
In January 2022, a panel of industry leaders from the Australian Music Association participated in a discussion for NAMM’s Believe in Music series. Rob Walker (AMA), Anthony Ursino (Macron Music / AMA President), Warrick Baker (Kawai / AMA Vice President) and Michael Jago (Link Audio / AMA Treasurer) took an in-depth look at the post-pandemic state of the market. In this video they analyze new developments, share some lessons learned through the pandemic. Continue reading
The Australian Music Association is pleased to announce that at the last executive committee meeting it appointed Alex Masso as the new Executive Officer of the AMA. Alex will replace our longest serving EO, Rob Walker and the executive believes Alex will do a great job taking over where Rob left off. Continue reading
At an executive committee meeting following the 2021 AGM , new office bearers were elected for the 2021-22 year. Anthony Ursino, proprietor of Macron Music (NSW & VIctoria) was unanimously elected president.
Anthony said; “ I am honoured and privileged to take on the role as president of the AMA. When I joined I wanted to learn more about the industry as a whole and try to help it evolve into the future. I feel like with the team we have now, we can take the AMA into a new era with innovative projects that build on the past efforts of many before me. I look forward to hearing from all the members about how we can better serve them in the future ”.
Warrick Baker, General Manager of Kawai Australia was elected Vice President and Michael Jago of Link Audio was elected Treasurer.