2018 Melbourne Synth Festival

The Melbourne Synth Festival (Nov 23-25, 2018 Meat Market, North Melbourne)  presented a wide array of gear, informative workshops and some wonderful performances, as the AMA continued to be proactive in promoting the member’s products with it’s consumer show focus. Thanks to the performers, workshop presenters, the exhibitors and folks that came along to check […]

2019 NAMM SHOW

The annual industry pilgrimage to the NAMM Show is in many people’s calendar no doubt with plans well advanced. The show appears to be as significant as ever, with attendances on the increase and new categories being catered for in new halls. The new floorplan of the show was hailed a big success in 2018 […]

ABC’s Don’t Stop The Music campaign receives over 1,500 instruments via Salvos Stores

What a real positive for our industry the launch of the Don’t Stop the Music on ABC TV these last few weeks has been. Rarely is our industry and key advocacy message broadcast to such a prime time audience. And what a positive for those students that will be helped by this fantastic initiative to […]

AMA ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH LIVE MUSIC OFFICE AND APRA AMCOS TO DEVELOP MAKE MUSIC DAY AUSTRALIA IN 2019

Make Music Day Australia is set to expand next year with the announcement of a partnership between the Live Music Office and the Australian Music Association to deliver the 2019 program. Make Music Day is a free celebration of music making around the world, taking place on 21 June. Launched in 1982 in France as the Fête […]

ABC TV Launches ‘Don’t Stop the Music’ Campaign

An ambitious new project has been in the making for a while now. The ABC’s Don’t Stop The Music series and national impact campaign to get instruments into schools via The Salvation Army and Musica Viva. This is a major advocacy initiative for music education. A part of this program is an instrument donation program. […]

Inaugural Melbourne Synth Festival Creating Waves

The AMA’s first show promotion to the electronic musician is set to boost business and create opportunities for members. The AMA’s Rob Walker said, ‘we’ve had great response to this event on social media after two weeks of launching the site, so there appears to be a lot of interest. We have all the key […]

New Committee Elected at 2018 Annual General Meeting

After the AMA’s AGM on Monday, Craig Johnston was elected for a second term as AMA president, Michael Shade from Yamaha was re-elected Vice President and Tony Burn, Treasurer for the 2018-19 year. New to the committee is Dave Clark, representing Jacaranda Music, while Damon McMahon and Daryl Horwood depart the committee after a number […]

Federal Government announce Parliamentary Inquiry into the Music Industry

What do you think the industry needs? What does it need to sustain itself. Until September 21 the federal government wants to know and is calling for submissions into the music industry. What is the role of music products industry in this process? Do you have a view? This inquiry appears to look at what […]

New Events Added to the AMA Schedule for 2018-19

The next 12 months priorities are set with the association announcing new shows in Melbourne & Sydney,  and a concerted partnership with the NAMM Foundation to establish Make Music Day on the global calendar of events on June 21. All events are a great opportunity to partner with the community in making music – and […]

2018 Melbourne Guitar Show Proves Guitar is Alive and Well

The Melbourne Guitar Show was back last weekend bigger and better than ever, with very healthy attendance of just on 5,000 people, robust sales and first class exhibits. “The AMA is pleased that the Melbourne Guitar Show has become somewhat of an institution over the last four years”, said Organiser, Rob Walker. “In the face […]