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Welcome to the Australian Music Association

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.


Researchers at Northwestern University in Illinois believe that musical training plays an important role in educational achievement. The music research study was conducted by the university’s auditory neuroscience laboratory after a tip from Margaret Martin, founder of the non-profit Harmony Project in Los Angeles noticed that 90% of her students graduated, while 50% or more from [...]

Australian National Buskers Competition

Cooma School of Music promotes Australian National Buskers Competition, and has put out calls for sponsorship and support. The ANBC is a celebration of all styles of music because the buskers that perform in this festival bring a huge variety of music. Whether that be Blues, Jazz, Hip Hop, R & B, Pop, Rock, [...]

AMA Receives NAMM Foundation Grant

    THE NAMM FOUNDATION AWARDS AUSTRALIAN MUSIC ASSOCIATION A GRANT TO SUPPORT MUSIC-MAKING PROGRAM Grant Aims to Increase Exposure to Participatory Music Programs Melbourne, Australia (September 1, 2014) — The Australian Music Association is one of 21 recipients selected for to receive grant support from The NAMM Foundation. The funding will allow Musical Futures Australia [...]


At a star-studded launch held last week at Allans Billy Hyde’s flagship Melbourne store, Support Act proudly launched Bandwagon, their most elaborate and ambitious fundraising appeal to date! Bandwagon is a crowd funding appeal via the platform Pozible, with the aim of raising $100,000 for Australia’s music industry charity. If they successfully reach their target, [...]

SA Optus Trials May Affect Wireless Mics and Devices

Optus has been granted a 700MHz PTS licence to conduct closed technical trials for 700MHz LTE services in Port Augusta. The operating bandwidth of LTE services will be 10 MHz paired, with base station transmit frequency range being 758-768 MHz and mobile device transmit being 703-713 MHz. There is a small risk of interference for people [...]

Learning music and an instrument improves learning outcomes

Channel 7 News highlighted the research that demonstrates how learning music improves learning outcomes in Naplan literacy results by up to 12 months:

AMA Elects Tony Burn for Second Term as President

Tony Burn, of The Resource Corporation, has been elected President of the AMA for a second term. At the Annual General Meeting held last week on the Gold Coast, the newly elected executive committee unanimously requested that Tony serve his second term and continue the positive progress made over the last year. “Thank you to [...]


The music products industry again gathered in Queensland for the annual AMAC Convention at Jupiters Gold Coast. Over 400 industry suppliers and retailers enjoyed a weekend of good business, entertainment, professional development and weather! More than 30 suppliers exhibited this year, and more than 250 retailers supported a productive two-day trade show. Monday was reported [...]


The music products industry gathers on Queensland’s Gold Coast this weekend for its traditional AMAC Convention on Queensland’s Gold Coast. Nearly 500 of the industry’s suppliers and retailers will attend professional development sessions and a two-day trade show, setting the products scene for the last quarter and beyond. A number of new releases are forecast. [...]

ACMA Release New Information Video on Wireless Mic Laws

With only 6 months until tens of thousands of wireless mics are rendered useless the ACMA has released a new information video. We’re pleased to share it. Read more about the industry’s response to this issue here