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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.

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 [...]

Australian National Buskers Competition

Cooma School of Music promotes Australian National Buskers Competition, and has put out calls for sponsorship and support. http://coomamusic.com.au/australian-national-busking-championships The ANBC is a celebration of all styles of music because the buskers that perform in this festival bring a huge variety of music. Whether that be Blues, Jazz, Hip Hop, R & B, Pop, Rock, [...]

AMA Receives NAMM Foundation Grant

    THE NAMM FOUNDATION AWARDS AUSTRALIAN MUSIC ASSOCIATION A GRANT TO SUPPORT MUSIC-MAKING PROGRAM Grant Aims to Increase Exposure to Participatory Music Programs Melbourne, Australia (September 1, 2014) — The Australian Music Association is one of 21 recipients selected for to receive grant support from The NAMM Foundation. The funding will allow Musical Futures Australia [...]