The AMA on May 29, 2019 awarded Steve Lincoln Smith with induction onto the Industry Honour Roll for his outstanding service over 43 years in the industry. Steve was presented with his award by AMA President Craig Johnston, in the company of long-time colleague and AMA Vice President Michael Shade of Yamaha Music.
In his presentation speech, Craig said recipients could be musical products industry leaders, musicians who have made a significant contribution to the development of young musicians, international figures who have made a considerable difference to the Australian industry – and those that have made a significant contribution to the association.
Notable names in the history of our industry are on the Honour Roll. Names such as Geoff Brash, Glenn Dodson, Margaret O’Loughlin, Norm Lurie, John Morris Snr, Peter Hayward, John Egan, Frank & Tony Lamberti, Neville Chambers, Ross Cole, Bill May, Alan Rose and John Payton Snr. It is a culmination of over 40 years of these careers that has given us the industry we have today.
The good reputation of Australian music business people internationally has seen life-long relationships flourish and enable all the world’s finest musical instruments to be available in Australia.
Tonight we gather to pay tribute to another recently retired stalwart of our industry, Steve Lincoln-Smith.
Steve commenced employment in the music products industry at aged 17, retiring at 60 yoa. Over those 43 years he worked for Rose Music, Yamaha Australia, Yamaha Japan, Innovative Music, in Retail, Wholesale, as Importer, Sub-contractor, performed as Product Demonstrator, Product Specialist, International, Domestic, NAMM presenter, Session Musician, Producer, Music Director, Performer, Touring Artist, Jingle Writer, Husband, Father, Grand Father.
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