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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.

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: https://au.news.yahoo.com/nsw/a/24807190/why-learning-music-makes-kids-smarter/

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 [...]

AMAC CONVENTION 2014 CREATES A GOOD VIBE

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 [...]

INDUSTRY GEARS UP FOR AMAC CONVENTION

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  

Meeting with the Federal Minister for Small Business, the Hon Bruce Billson MP

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 [...]

AMAC 2014 THE MUSIC PRODUCTS INDUSTRY EVENT OF THE YEAR

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 [...]

LEVEL THE PLAYING FIELD FOR LOCAL AUSTRALIAN MUSIC INDUSTRY

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

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 [...]