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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.

NAMM Foundation Release New Public Service Announcements

The 2015 NAMM Foundation PSA, the third in the series has been released at the recent NAMM Show. A great play on the social connection music has and always will provide

Musical Training As A Child Can Boost Your Brainpower By 20% In Later Life, Researchers Find

Musical Training As A Child Can Boost Your Brainpower By 20% In Later Life, Researchers Find | Daily Mail Online (UK) The daily mail reports that Musical training before you are fourteen can boost your brainpower significantly in later life, a major new study has found. Researchers found older adults who had musical training in […]

Wireless mics and devices that currently use radio waves in the 694–820 megahertz (MHz) range are no longer permitted to be operated from 1 January 2015.

Changes to regulations mean wireless mics that currently use radio waves in the 694–820 megahertz (MHz) range are no longer permitted to be operated from 1 January 2015. From 1 January the 694–820 MHz range will be used to deliver advanced 4G mobile broadband services and wireless mics users need to be ready. Wireless mics that […]

AMA Announces Melbourne Guitar Show for August 2015

Dates and venue are confirmed, and arrangements are underway for a Melbourne Guitar show on August 8 & 9, this year. Full details of preferential booking opportunities have been distributed to AMA members this week. The AMA is looking to promote the industry to the end user and as a result great interest has been expressed […]

Federal government place Low Value GST Threshold on the public agenda – level playing field for Australian retailers on the near horizon?

AMA Member retailers and suppliers  will welcome the news that the federal government has placed the low value GST threshold back on the public agenda. After years of railing against the unfairness of the LVT threshold on imports on Australian small business our members can see light at the end of this very long tunnel. […]

Give Music for Christmas!

Give music for Christmas – What better than the look on your child’s face as a gleaming musical instrument emerges from the mayhem of Christmas morning. An opportunity to learn music is one of the greatest gifts a parent can give. AMA retailers are brimming with great ideas and advice. Find your nearest AMA retailer. Post […]

Our Place in the Music Products World

Many members would already be subscribers to Music Trades online, but for those that are not the popular magazine has reported in the latest issue that Australia maintains its Top 10 position in the volumes of musical instrument sales globally, currently sitting 8th. In terms of population Australia does punch above its weight.  While having a third […]

Labor Announces Support Funding for Music in Schools If Elected in Victoria

An Andrews Labor Government will help bring music lessons to every Victorian school according to its leader and party press release today. Labor will contribute $1.4 million in funding, so all Victorian government schools get the chance to refresh or commence music education in their classrooms in partnership with Musical Futures Australia. Labor will also […]

Primary school teachers mentors program to boost music in state schools

Arts Minister George Brandis and Education Minister Christopher Pyne are soon to announce a new mentoring program, which will partner primary school music teachers with professional musicians and university music educators, so they can hone their skills for the classroom. The $594,000 pilot program has been designed in consultation with prominent music conductor and director […]

Music Organisations Unite for School Music Advocacy Day in Canberra

On Thursday 30 October Music Australia (previously the Music Council of Australia), together with partners from four national music organisations, including the AMA, will be at Parliament House to promote the value of music education in Australian schools. At midday on the 30th 4 800 local students will come together for our Music: Count Us […]