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.

Maryborough Music Conference 2017

The biennial Maryborough Music Conference, run by Queensland’s Department of Education and Training will next occur from the 5-9 July 2017 where again over 900 delegates are expected. This conference is the premier music education event in Australia and this year welcomes the most eminent and extensive faculty so far including: ·        Ryan Nowlin – […]

Vale Steve Legg

STEPHEN JOHN LEGG Yamaha Music Australia has advised today that “It is with a tremendous amount of sadness that we announce the passing of Steve Legg last Sunday night April 9th, after a cancer diagnosis less than a year ago. Steve spent the last 10 years of his working life with YMA, continued to play […]

AMA Public Events Gear Up in 2017

The AMA has at the spearhead of its efforts in promoting music making, two major events this year, both of which have proved very popular with members. The inaugural Sydney Drum and Percussion Show to be held at Rosehill Gardens from May 27 – 28 has sold out all it’s floorspace to a combination of […]

FIRST SPEAKERS Announced for 2017 AMP Conference

  The conference event committee met for the first time last week and confirmed the first group of speakers and activities at the inaugural AMP Conference to be held at Seaworld on the Gold Coast, September 3 – 5. We are very pleased to announce a partnership with NAMM, whereby we will present the very […]

Vale Ikutaro Kakehashi 1930 – 2017 Roland Founder Passes Away

Roland founder and electronic music pioneer Ikutaro Kakehashi died on April 1, 2017. at the age of 87. Mr Kakehashi was an engineer, an entrepreneur, and the founder of Ace Tone, Roland Corporation and ATV Corporation, Japanese manufacturers of electronic musical instruments. He was known for his role in the development of Ace Tone and […]

Sydney Drum & Percussion Show Announces Drawcards

Stand space has near sold out in the inaugural Sydney Drum & Percussion Show to be held at Rosehill Gardens, on May 27 – 28, with only a few spaces remaining, and these are sure to be snapped up in the coming days and weeks. We are excited to announce some of the artists that […]

2017 AMA Office Bearers Elected

The AMA has announced the election of its office bearers through to the next AGM likely to be held at the AMP Conference in September. Roland’s Brendan Callinan was re-elected unopposed as president, in what he announced would be his final term. Craig Johnston of Keyboard Corner/KC’s Rock Shop, was elected Vice-president. Craig in the […]

New Industry Advisory RE: The Rosewood Trade

The Department of Environment and Energy has released further information regarding the trade of rosewood across borders. A significant addition to the last Industry Advisory has been made. Trade with India, Indonesia and Lao India and Indonesia have taken out reservations to the listing of Dalbergia species on CITES. This means that those countries are treated […]

Industry and People Update

Dave Bray Celebrates 40 Years in the Industry Dave Bray, currently Regional Manager for Zenith Music Wholesale, will on February 21, 2017 celebrate 40 years of employment in the music products industry. Dave commenced his journey at Billy Hyde Music in the late 70’s, through to Electric Factory in the 80’s & 90’s, then Pro […]

CITES Update – The Rosewood Situation

At NAMM the AMA attended a meeting to update on the CITIES listing of rosewood species. Attending were the League of American Orchestras and the US Fish and Wildlife Service (equivalent of the Department for the Environment). Musical instrument exporters across the globe are struggling with compliance problems relating to the new rosewood restrictions. It […]