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 […]

Australian Music Association Receives Grant from The NAMM Foundation

The Association is pleased to announce that the NAMM Foundation has again included the AMA in it’s annual program funding. The association and members have been the beneficiary of generous seed funding over the past decade, funding that has enabled the development of significant projects like Musical Futures, Young Warriors and now Make Music Day. […]

Big Music Honoured at Summer NAMM in Nashville

Big Music, Crows Nest, NSW was honoured recently at the NAMM Show in Nashville bringing home a winner’s trophy from the Top 100 Dealer Awards at Summer NAMM in Nashville! The annual NAMM Top 100 Dealer awards event honours retailers from around the world who demonstrate exceptional commitment to their stores, neighbourhoods and customers, and […]

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 […]