NAMM to Interview for Oral History Project in Australia

2017 is the 40th Anniversary of the incorporation of the AMA. To celebrate this, as well as mounting a new conference format, NAMM is sponsoring it’s historian, Dan Del Fiorentino to come to Australia in September to do a series of Australian interviews for the NAMM Oral History program. Invitations are currently being sent to […]

2017 Melbourne Guitar Show Near Sell Out

Guitar Show near Sell Out. The exhibitor’s floor at the 2017 Melbourne Guitar Show is almost sold out. Late interest may see some space freed up by re-design, but the original offering is almost gone. A star studded line-up is being assembled and the fretted talent on display will be the usual high standard. This […]

Inaugural Sydney Drum & Percussion Show a Success!

From all perspectives the inaugural Sydney Drum and Percussion show can be considered a success. Post show exhibitor surveys, media reviews and customer feedback have been most positive and it augers well for the drum and percussion retailers and wholesalers putting on a repeat performance. According to the feedback people are looking forward to next […]

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 […]