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.

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 […]

Yamaha Announces Off to a Great Start Grant Applications

Yamaha Music Australia is looking to help Australia’s children start the new school year on a positive note with the launch of its second Great Start Grant – a nationwide initiative that will see one school awarded a $50,000 music grant, plus an exclusive performance from Dami Im, Australia’s X-Factor winner and most successful Eurovision […]

Make Music Day 2018 Web and Social Media Sites Launched

In partnership with the NAMM Foundation, the AMA has been laying the foundation to launch Make Music Day in Australia on June 21, 2018. Much preparation work has been completed, including NAMM’s representative, Aaron Friedman coming to Australia to meet with the industry and many government and community music organisations. The initial Make Music Australia […]

2018 Melbourne Guitar Show Prospectus Issued to Members

Members have received the new floorplan and proposal for the 2018 Melbourne Guitar Show, and initial bookings have been brisk. To get first option on their 2017 positions, members are encouraged to book now to ensure their location. Members returning or new to exhibiting at the show should contact Rob Walker to investigate stand options […]

The NAMM Show 2018

There seemed to be a positive buzz at NAMM Show 2018, reflected in a bigger show with more of the entertainment technology and support services incorporated into the musical instruments on display. The new section of the trade show sees NAMM embracing the pro audio and technology market, as well as presenting education sessions sponsored […]

Bernie Capicchiano Receives Oral History Award at NAMM

The proprietor of Bernie’s Musicland, and past president Bernie Capicchiano was recognized at the NAMM Show for his industry service, in particular to the NAMM Oral History program, with the 2018 NAMM Oral History Service Award. NAMM CEO and president, Joe Lamond and NAMM’s Music Historian, Dan Del Fiorentino, presented Bernie with his award during […]

AMA CEO to Receive International Award at NAMM

Rob Walker will be honoured at The Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California next week receiving The Believe in Music Award. The Award nomination cited ‘Your career is a shining example of the passion and innovative thinking that makes our industry great!’ Awardees are recognized for their years of support and dedication to the music […]

Promotions from Within as ROLAND Corporation MD Moves to International Role

Roland Corporation Australia MD, Brendan Callinan has been appointed to a newly created position of Global Sales Operations Director. For the time being the role will be based in Australia. His acceptance of this role has also created some immediate promotions from within.Long time Sales and marketing manager,  Nick Middleton has been appointed as the […]

Innovative Music Australia Announced As New Distributor of MOOG in Australia

Innovative Music has recently been announced as the new distributor of MOOG in Australia. Adding to an already impressive line-up in Electronic Music Product and Software which includes RME, Focusrite, Novation, Elektron, Teenage Engineering, AVID, Kemper, Mogami, MXL and Two Notes. Moog confirms Innovative Music’s deep involvement and commitment to the Electronic Music Category in […]

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 […]