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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.

Vale Remo Belli

  Remo Belli – Industry Icon – 1929 – 2016 The music products industry is mourning an icon with the passing of Remo Belli this week, aged 88. Like many in our industry, He was the founder and CEO of Remo. He did not have a high ‘public’ profile, but his name is synonymous with […]

VICTORIAN GOVERNMENT DELIVERS ELECTION PROMISES FOR MUSIC EDUCATION

The Andrews Labor Government is helping more kids enjoy music at school, by delivering its $2 million Music in Schools election commitment. Minister for Education James Merlino today invited 200 eligible schools across Victoria to apply for grants to buy musical instruments under stage 1 of the program. Mr Merlino launched the Music in Schools instrument grants […]

Funding Grants for Women in Sport and Recreation

In 2016 Women & Leadership Australia is administering a national initiative to support the development of female leaders across the sport and recreation sectors. From February 10th 2016 the initiative will provide women in the sport and recreation sectors with grants for leadership development. More specifically, grant applications are open to women employed in the sport […]

Australis Music Group Acquires the Business and Assets of Backline Hire Stage Systems (Formerly known as Billy Hyde Stage Systems)

Australis Music Group Acquires the Business and Assets of Backline Hire Stage Systems (Formerly known as Billy Hyde Stage Systems)  
Australis Music Group announced on February 19th that they have acquired BH Stage Systems (BHSS) from Madjo Enterprises, controlled by Soundwave’s AJ Maddah. Moving to widen its scope of operations, Australis Music is excited by the […]

National Retail Sales Up at Christmas

The Australian Bureau of Statistics’ official retail turnover figures for December 2015 growing by four percent year on year – a figure the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) has called incredibly pleasing. This growth backs up a 4.2 percent year on year growth in November 2015, with Christmas gift buying at the heart of the boost […]

Rare Honour for the Music Products Industry

Robert Wilson has been recognised by Her Majesty The Queen, for service to the Music Industry and Charity and appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the New Year 2016 Honours List. Bob has lots of Australian friends and colleagues and we’re pleased to be able to let them know […]

VRAQ Accredits Musical Instrument Making Courses

The Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority has accredited the Certificate III in Musical Instrument Making and Maintenance and Certificate IV in Musical Instrument Making and Repair courses for a period of 5 years and they will be available for training as at January 1, 2016. The official notification can be viewed here Offical Notification of […]

Yamaha Music Australia to Distribute Line 6

Yamaha’s General Manager of Music Prooducts, Mark Amory has announced that from 1 February 2016, Yamaha will commence distribution of Line 6 in Australia. The portfolio of products includes POD, Variax guitars, Spider Amps, Relay wireless and most recently the acclaimed Helix guitar processeor. Mark said; “the Line 6 brand forms a perfect complement to […]

Give a Music Gift This Christmas

Australian Musician has you covered for some great Christmas gift ideas this year. Visit your local music retailer to get the best advice on buying an instrument for a family member. it can be hard buying something you may not know about for the first time. Our stores have specialists to guide you through the […]

US Legislates Music as a Core Subject

US President Obama has signed into law the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), effectively reauthorizing ESEA and thus creating a framework to increase access to music and arts education for every student. Specifically, the law provides that music and arts education be included as part of a well-rounded education, an unprecedented step and shift in […]