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.

Vale Geoff Oakley

  Geoff Oakley, passed away on Thursday, May 31, aged 87 after battling several health issues A passionate music industry veteran, Geoff’s legacy in the musical products business spans two continents and some of the greatest brand names in music, including Steinway and Yamaha His influence in the musical products industry was significant. To those […]

APRA AMCOS and the Live Music Office celebrate Make Music Day!

APRA AMCOS and the Live Music Office celebrate Make Music Day with performances and participation by staff on 21 June 2018. Find out more on the Make Music Day website.

Make Music Day @ Sydney Olympic Park

A great line up of artists catering for all music tastes –  including Mount Druitt Indigenous Choir, Ricky Nifo (recently starred in The Voice),  Cassidy Rae (country), Rebecca Hatch (R+B), Janna Beth (R+B with beats) and Bernie Van Tiel (songwriter/beat boxer).  There will also be a live cross on the Big Screen to the Sydney […]

Make Music Australia Day at Bondi Pavilion

Waverley Council will be celebrating Make Music Day by hosting community music groups in the Bondi Pavilion from 1.30pm on Thursday the 21st of June. Featuring performances from choirs and jazz bands to ukulele groups, the local community joins Waverley Council to celebrate the joy that music brings to everyday life. The concert is free […]

The Sydney Symphony Orchestra leads Australia’s first international Make Music Day event with global livestream of Verdi’s Requiem concert

Live from the iconic Sydney Opera House, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra will mark Australia’s first flagship event in the international Make Music Day celebrations with a global broadcast of its performance of Verdi’s Requiem on 21 June. Kicking off the celebrations held in over 800 cities in 120 countries, a livestream of the nation’s pre-eminent […]

2017 Market Summary

2017 saw an uplift in the overall market with a 5% in value increase over 2016, while it dipped nearly 8% in unit volume. With the currency remaining in the mid-70’s range against the US dollar a continuing rise in value has been maintained. Import value of $288m outstripped 2016 which was the best year […]

AMEB Embarks on Centenary Celebrations and Joins in Make Music Day Initiatives!

The AMEB is celebrating 100 years in the service of music education in 2018. One of it’s big promotions is the Online Orchestra. Individuals, schools and community groups will record their part to Waltzing Matilda and each video will contribute towards a final video presentation of the work. The final video performance will be released […]

Vale Sid West

Well known industry identity Sid West has passed away after a long illness on April 15, 2018. He was 71 years old. This is a sad loss to his family, friends and our industry. Many will remember Sid, was a passionate guitar man, and who, from 1988 – 91 played an important sales role contributing […]

Parliamentary Inquiry into the Ivory and Rhinoceros Horn Trade

The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement (the committee) has initiated an inquiry whereby the committee will examine the legal and administrative arrangements for ensuring Australia’s compliance with its obligations, under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, to restrict the trade in elephants and rhinoceroses. This would appear […]

Make Music Day June 21 Get on Board

Members have been circulated with information and suggestions about how they can be involved in Make Music Day 2018. We are gathering participants and partners from around the country, and to date these include Music Australia, The Live Music Office, Create NSW, Brisbane City Marketing, Community Music Victoria, Australian National Choral Association, and these are […]