Vale Arthur ‘Artie’ Gosling

Arthur “Artie” Gosling

The Association regrets to inform the industry that Arthur ‘Artie’ Gosling founder of Arties Music based in Queensland has passed away.

Artie, started playing in brass bands at the age of 14 and opened his first music shop called “Arties Music” in 1979 when he was 47 years old in the small North Queensland town of Ingham. Arties Music grew to expend with a total of 7 stores in Townsville, Maroochydore & Brisbane.

Passed away after a short battle with prostate cancer at the age of 83 on January 21, 2017.

On behalf of the music products industry we salute Artie’s contribution, and extend our sympathies to his wife Betty and the family. He is also survived by his children, Mark, Wayne, Dee and Matthew, (two of whom still own and operate Artie’s Music Stores in Townsville and Brisbane) and by six Grand Children and two Great Grand Children.