Barratts Music Celebrates 80 Years in Business

Long time AMA member Mark Barratt and the family has recently celebrated 80 years of the business in Launceston, TAS. Barratts Music has been in Launceston since 1937 and it is still owned by the same family, who are hopeful it might stay in the family for a fifth generation. Owner Mark Barratt (pictured) has […]

Up The Guts Tour Crew Return Safely

The AMA and its partner charity, Soundhouse Music Alliance helped this fantastic initiative complete its epic journey from Melbourne to Darwin and many points between. AMA Member Casio has also been a foundation supporter of this initiative. This program takes live music into regional and outback areas, and engages communities in workshops too. The UTG’s […]

Craig Johnston Elected AMA President

Craig Johnston was elected the new AMA president by the association’s executive committee at its meeting on October 31, 2017. He succeeds Roland’s MD Brendan Callinan in the role. Craig is the owner of Keyboard Corner/KC’s Rock Shop in Boronia, VIC. Craig’s association with Keyboard Corner started in the early 80’s as a student at […]

NAMM Show Awarded Greatest Trade Show of 2016

The NAMM Show has been recognised with the coveted “Greatest Trade Show of 2016” and “Do-Gooder” awards at the Gold 100 Awards and Summit, presented by Trade Show Executive magazine. The annual awards serve to recognise excellence in the trade show industry around the world and were presented on September 28 at a gala reception […]

Bernie’s Musicland Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Bernie Capicchiano, owner of Bernie’s Musicland, along with his family and many colleagues celebrated the 40th Anniversary of the iconic Melbourne retailer at a function at the store on October 30, 2017. Over it’s period in business Bernies boasted 8 suburban locations and still is one of Melbourne’s prominent retailers of pianos, organs and keyboards. […]

Barossa Music Centre Closes after nearly 30 years

Peter and Kath Koch, proprietors of Barossa Music Centre have closed the doors for the last time. For nearly 30 years BMC has provided music lessons and the best instruments to the local Barossa Valley community. They have run a significant regional music school which will also close. Peter and Kath were recognised at the […]

Port Mac Guitars instals first PLEK Machine

Port Mac Guitars has installed its first PLEK Machine at the Port Macquarie location. The unique abilities that the PLEK Machine offers together with their widely acclaimed GEniuS™ Guitar Enhancement System will provide customers an unparalleled guitar experience from early October. “We have been working on this project for over 12 months and are extremely […]

Dynamic Music New Ludwig Distributor

Dynamic Music has recently been announced as the new distributor of Ludwig Drums in Australia. Adding to an already impressive line-up in perscussion which includes Dixon, Instanbul Mehmet, Big Bang Distribution range of accessories, Armor bags & Cases, Dream Cymbals, Los Cabos drumsticks and Tycoon percussion, Ludwig adds testimonial to Dynamic’s increasing level of representation […]

Make Music Day! Join the worldwide celebration of music on June 21!

The president of the Global Make Music Alliance, Aaron Friedman launched the Make Music Day at the Amp Conference. For those who missed the presentation the pdf can be viewed here. From there Aaron took a flying visit over the following 10 days, having face-to-face meetings with our executive officer with 30 government and industry […]

Sounds of Summer Catalogue – AMA Retail Member Offer

Create your own Summer Sale Catalogue for a fraction of the cost! Not only that, all AMA retail member’s get 25% off!! Produced by For the first time, over twenty different musical instrument Wholesalers and Manufacturers have joined forces to bring you the Sounds of Summer Sale, Musical Instrument Catalogue. This gives retailers the opportunity […]