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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.

Industry Updates and People News

Changes at Maton and National Music Michael Pappas has been appointed to replace Michael ‘Axle’ Foley at Maton Guitars who has moved on to another career and location in Warnnambool. Michael was with Maton for many years and will be well-known to many in the industry. Michael Pappas was with National Music for over a […]

Successful Young Warriors Pilot program a huge success on the Gold Coast

The AMA with support from the NAMM Foundation’s 15-16 Grant has conducted a successful Young Warriors pilot program in partnership with the Gold Coast City Council. over 50 young people from the Gold Coast area were involved in a band program featuring 6 bands and a rock choir. The AMA seeks to package the program […]

AMA Recipient of Grant from The NAMM Foundation

The AMA has been the recipient of a Grant of $50,000 from the NAMM Foundation to continue its ‘From Schools to Community’ market development projects. AMA CEO, Rob Walker said ‘the association is thrilled and honoured to have been considered worthy of further grant funds from the NAMM Foundation. These grants have enabled the development […]

Victorian Government Announces Funding to Schools for Musical Instruments

Musical Futures Delivers Business in Victoria The Musical Futures program, initiated by AMA and assisted by the NAMM Foundation has been a catalyst in Victorian schools receiving grants of up to $5000 under Round One of the Musical Instrument Grants program. Minister for Education, James Merlino has announced the 43 schools to receive grants that […]

GH Music Assists AMA Funded Headspace Pilot

GH Music has stepped into a breach and provided its Weekend Warriors backline to assist the development of a new pilot project that seeks to assist youth with mental health issues through playing in a band. The Young Warriors program is being developed by the AMA with Melbourne University music therapists and Headspace centres with […]

Maton Launch ‘The Music that Maton Made’ to celebrate 70th Anniversary

Neville and Linda Kitchen gave birth to a beautiful book marking the company’s 70th Anniversary at a packed event this week in Melbourne. In what Neville and Linda Kitchen described as a family affair, the book pays homage to the many wonderful artists that have played Maton, including Elvis Presley, Keith Richard and if course […]

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 […]


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 […]