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Spectrum Update: WRC Agenda Item 1.5

25th August 2023

The World Radiocommunications Conference will be held later this year (WRC-23) and will as usual consider a wide range of telecommunications and spectrum management issues.

There is one agenda item of particular interest to the music products industry, item 1.5 relating to the 470-694 MHz frequency band in Region 1 (Europe / Africa). This covers the frequency range (520 to 694 MHz) currently available for broadcast in Australia, and devices such as wireless microphones. Continue reading

Creative Australia Launched

24th August, 2023

Today in Sydney, Minister for the Arts Tony Burke launched Creative Australia, the rebranded and restructured Australia Council for the Arts, now incorporating:

  • Creative Partnerships Australia (supporting philanthropic contributions to the arts)
  • The Australian Cultural Fund
  • Music Australia, a new entity established “to support and promote the Australian contemporary music industry to increase discoverability and develop markets and audiences.”
  • Creative Workplaces, a new entity established “promote fair, safe, and respectful workplaces for Australian artists and arts workers.”

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National Retail Association and Australian Music Association Form Powerful Alliance

20th July 2023

The National Retail Association, Australia’s most representative retail industry organisation, and the Australian Music Association, the renowned industry body for the music products sector, are thrilled to announce their strategic partnership aimed at supporting, informing and representing the retailers and wholesaler’s landscape. This exciting collaboration brings together two industry leaders with a shared vision to support and represent members of the Retail Industry.

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Integrate 2023

19th July 2023

Integrate: 30th August – 1st September 2023 @ ICC, Sydney

Integrate is Australia’s premier annual AV and Integration trade show. This event is a hub of activity for local and global brands to showcase solutions and products to AV professionals, integrators, technicians and corporate end-users, meet with qualified buyers and distributors, as well as the nation’s leading AV education platform designed to help business harness the latest AV innovations to create immersive, meaningful experiences. Continue reading

Senate Inquiry into the National Cultural Policy

Updated 19th July, 2023

The Senate References Committee for Environment and Communications is holding an inquiry into the National Cultural Policy. The AMA has written submissions to the initial consultation, and to this inquiry, offering constructive suggestions for policies that would benefit members and progress the AMA’s interest in more music makers. Continue reading