Australian Music Association is the industry body for the music products sector – wholesalers, manufacturers, retailers and associated services for musical instruments, pro audio, print music, lighting and computer music.
Today myself and Rob Walker attended a business lunch hosted by the ARA. Guest of honour was Federal Minister for Small Business, Bruce Billson. The minister addressed an audience of about 40 representatives of retail and related industries. He covered various topics including regulation reform and prohibitive commercial rents. Afterwards he invited questions from the [...]
The return of AMAC to its original Jupiters, Gold Coast home, was universally hailed last year as a success. Our industry reported liking the venue, the scale and the value provided in 2013. The timing was great – no AFL or NRL finals, plenty of time before the Christmas trading period. The two-day trade show [...]
The 2014 Budget talk of an inevitable rise in the GST highlights a serious issue for Australian business. The fact that consumers can import product under $1,000 seriously threatens our industry’s viability. The AMA is adamant that this Low Value Threshold gives foreign companies an unfair competitive advantage in our market place. Unlike Australian companies, [...]
Australian Musician is back! Get involved and put your products in front of the Australian musician community. We have designed the content so that we can reach Australia’s enthusiastic music makers through interesting and informative material. Content will be industry and products news, interviews with local and international musicians, new products and new local talent, technique tips and tricks, informative videos, how to [...]
The last three years has seen significant structural reform in the music products and allied industries. Coming off the back of the out fall of a post stimulus GFC and the liquidation and eventual sale of the Australian Music Group, we are perhaps seeing the stabilisation of the supply of major brands. Combined with an [...]
After a couple of requests for posting job vacancies, we have provided a page for listing job opportunities within the AMA member base. If you are looking for work within the music industry, please check out the new page here If any members would like to take advantage of this, please email the office on [...]