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 […]

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.