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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.


On the morning of Thursday October 29, 2015, Anthony Robert Chisholm, father of Rick Chisholm – CEO of Lightsounds and LSW Imports and Distribution – passed away at the age of 92 after a battle with a rare skin cancer known as Merkel Cell Carcinoma.  Nita Chisholm, Rick’s mother, also passed away just 3 months […]

AMA re-appoints Rob Walker as CEO

The AMA executive committee appointed Rob Walker to continue the work that commenced in 2013 for a further two years. AMA president Tony Burn said “This appointment was based on key KPI’s being achieved in Rob’s first two years. In Rob’s time as CEO he has organised two successful AMAC’s, executed the highly popular Melbourne […]

Melbourne Guitar Show Back in 2016

After the success of this year’s Melbourne Guitar Show, the AMA committee has resolved to go again in 2016. The Caulfield Racecourse has been booked again for early August 5 – 7 and the show committee will be looking at this years’ experience and seek to improve the concept. Nearly 5,000 people enjoyed a weekend […]

GST To Be Charged on All Imports By 2017

The Government has announced that it will remove the GST exemption for overseas imports under $1,000. As has been reported consistently in our news posts, the AMA has been instrumental in this campaign from the beginning and together with The Australian Retailers Association, Civic Group and our sister organisations from other wholesale/retail industries we […]

Concept Music WA Celebrates 35th Anniversary with Genorosity

Concept Music in Wembley, WA is celebrating its 35th Anniversary. Many activities and promotions are planned, including specially minted products. But the celebrations got off to a huge start with a sell out  Rock Quiz & Charity Auction. It was a sold out event with 180 people attending & the night became a real celebrity […]

Everybody’s Raving About the Melbourne Guitar Show

The association is very pleased to report that the Melbourne Guitar Show held last weekend went off! 50 exhibitors, more than 60 individual artists and nearly 5,000 patrons hailed the event an unqualified success. Sales were brisk with stands reporting constant trade from the packed aisles. Check out some of the vox pops from participants. […]

GST on low-value imported parcels soon to be reality says Federal Government

After years of continuous lobbying by our industry and small-business groups, the federal government has given the most positive sign yet that Australian retailers will be treated fairly when it comes to competing on a level playing field with overseas online sellers. State treasurers will be asked to subject almost all imported parcels to goods […]

NAMM Elects New Chairman and Executive Committee

Incoming NAMM Chairman, Mark Goff honoured the outgoing Chairman, Larry Morton who stepped down after his two-year tenure at NAMM’s AGM at the Summer Show in Nashville. Larry was a popular visitor last year when he was our special guest at the AMAC Convention. The Association extends its congratulations to Mark, as well as new […]

AMA Receives 2015-16 Grant from The NAMM Foundation

The AMA has just received news that its application for program funding has been approved by the NAMM Foundation. The Association’s involvement in Musical Futures commenced in 2009 with funding support from NAMM Foundation. It has grown to where over 600 teachers, many non specialist, have been trained to deliver a class room music program […]

Veteran AMA Retailer Celebrates Being in the Same Band for 50 Years

I wonder how many musicians worldwide can claim that they’ve played in the same band continuously for fifty years? Local music product industry identity Owen Ray is one that can lay claim to such an honour with his band The Countdowns. Fifty years ago, as a young Toowoomba teenager, Owen formed a band with a bunch […]