Membership

Types of membership

1. Wholesale
Businesses whose primary business is the manufacturer, importing and/or distributing of music products.

2. Retail
Retailers whose primary business is the retailing of music products, that supply directly to the public or the end-user.

Retail and Wholesale membership is tiered, with member fees based on the size of the business. This is calculated by the number of employees.

If you’re not sure which of the above categories best describes your business, the key factor is that the principal activity of your business will determine the class approved. In other words, if the majority of your revenue comes from selling musical instruments to the general public, then you are a retailer. If the majority of your revenue comes from selling music products to retailers, then you are wholesaler.

3. Associate
Businesses or individuals whose activities that relate to the music products industry but which fall neither into the above wholesale or retail classes. Associate members can include, organisations, luthiers and makers, repairers, piano tuners, private music studios, teaching businesses, software developers and individuals with an interest in the music products industry.

To apply for membership, please complete this form.

Benefits of membership

  • Support and networking as part of the music products industry’s representative organisation;
  • Support the association’s work in advocacy, consultation, data analysis, events, public programs, working with local and international partners, and promoting the industry;
  • Receive the Annual Market Report, a comprehensive analysis of the music products industry (import statistics)
  • Consultation on key policy issues affecting particular groups;
  • Discounted exhibitor stands at AMA events / Melbourne Guitar Show;
  • Priority booking for exhibitor stands at AMA events / Melbourne Guitar Show;
  • Free or discounted entry at all AMA events, including member networking events and Melbourne Guitar Show;
  • Wholesale & Retail members: voting rights and ability to nominate for the Executive Committee. The AMA is a not for profit, member-owned association with a constitution allowing for seven wholesale, five retail and several additional committee members;
  • Receive member-only communications & access the member only section of the AMA website;
  • Discounts and other member benefits from our partners, including Officeworks, Marsh, ArtsPay, Weekend Warriors.
  • Discounted advertising in Australian Musician (free banner advertising for particular tiers of Wholesaler Members)
  • Job listings shared with our network