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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.

GST on Digital Imports But Still Not Physical Goods

Call to the Federal Government The additional assistance to small business is no doubt welcome. An immediate deduction on capital equipment purchases for business under $2m – Great! However in the Treasurer’s Budget Speech words or thereabouts, ‘Australian small business do not play on level field – paying higher rents, wages,’ etc than overseas businesses […]

Victorian State Budget Delivers Commitment to Music Education and Musical Futures

It is officially part of the state budget papers – the AMA’s long-time partner organisation Musical Futures Australia will be the recipient of funding to introduce the Musical Futures program into state and low fee independent schools and provide teacher training and professional development in music education. There will also be assistance to purchase musical instruments. The […]

Big Changes at Alfred Australia

Alfred Australia and Alfred USA have entered into new partnership that sees ownership of the company transfer to be wholly Australian owned.  “Alfred Australia is excited to work with all of our customers in this new phase that both Alfred Australia and Alfred USA feel best suits the contemporary global market place”. said Tania Afos Rees, […]

Vale Gary Nessel

The association was sad to hear of the recent passing of Australian industry pioneer, Gary Nessel, aged 68. Many members of the association had close ties with Gary, particularly through his iconic amplifier brand, Strauss. There is a beautiful tribute to his role in the music products industry written by his colleague and friend, ACETA Chairman, […]

Dandenong Ranges Ukulele Festival

The Dandenong Ranges Ukulele Festival is officially open! Book now for the early bird discount! It’s time to break out your Hawaiian shirt, dust off your grass skirt and get practicing! – Because this three day festival is full of ukulele fun for everyone! Join us as the world of all things Ukulele travels from […]

CERT III & IV Musical Instrument Making & Repair Course Funded by Victorian State Government

Cert III & IV Musical Instrument Making & Repair Course Funded by State Government The association has successfully led an industry lobby for the reinstatement of Cert III & IV qualifications in Musical Instrument Making and Repair. At the federal level , Manufacturing Skills Australia (MSA) withdrew support last year citing there was no industry […]

2015 Melbourne Guitar Show Update

The Melbourne Guitar Show is the association’s principle event for 2015 and  is creating a lot of interest  around the industry. The industry has not seen guitar show for some year’s and the opportunity to showcase the world’s most popular instrument is compelling according to AMA CEO Rob Walker. ” We have a good venue, a lot […]

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 […]