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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.

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 [...]

New Frequency Testing continues! Wireless Mic users may be effected.

Optus 700 MHz Commercial Pilot update Subject to final approval from the ACMA, Optus will soon be extending its 4G 700 MHz Commercial Pilot in Darwin to cover most of the Darwin metropolitan area under an “early access” licence granted by the ACMA. Presently the Optus Commercial Pilot in Darwin covers only the CBD, but [...]

School Music Action Group Release Campaign in the lead up to the Victorian State Election

As we head towards the Victorian election campaign, sMAG has been working in the political sphere to encourage political support of the Victorian Inquiry into School Music Education and a commitment to the implementation of the Inquiry as part of each parties education platform. Commitments are sort from both the Coalition and Labor to implement the [...]

Vale Jim Bevk

This association was very sorry to hear this morning of the passing of Jim Bevk, long-time face at the iconic Guitar Crazy in Coogee where he worked with his brother Charlie. Jim died after a battle with cancer. He would have turned 61 on November 1st. Jim was a funny guy with a quick and [...]

ARE YOUR RADIO MIC’s DAYS NUMBERED? 90 DAYS TILL MANY WILL NOT WORK AND USERS MAY BE BREAKING THE LAW!

From January 1st 2015 changes to the Telecommunications Act mean that you will not be able to use a radio mic, instrument transmitter or in ear monitoring system that operates between 695 and 820Mhz. This means you have less than 90 days to check your existing gear and decommission and replace it if necessary. Get [...]

School Music Action Group (sMAG) Seminar Series Announced

Following the Victorian Inquiry into Music Education the Bastow Institute will host the first in a series of Twilight Seminars: http://www.bastow.vic.edu.au/leadership-courses/Pages/Events-and-Short-Courses.aspx Professor Gary McPherson will be the key note speaker – “Realising the Potential of Music Education”. To book click here:https://register.eventarc.com/26056/realising-the-potential-of-music-education. Further info sheet TWILIGHT SERIES PotentialMusicEducationGMcPherson (2) Leaders in the field of music, music education, Principals, School [...]

NAMM FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES NEW MUSIC RESEARCH STUDY

Researchers at Northwestern University in Illinois believe that musical training plays an important role in educational achievement. The music research study was conducted by the university’s auditory neuroscience laboratory after a tip from Margaret Martin, founder of the non-profit Harmony Project in Los Angeles noticed that 90% of her students graduated, while 50% or more from [...]