Low Value GST Threshold Abolition Postponed in Federal Budget

It is frustrating to report that the Federal Government has postponed the abolition of the Low Value GST Threshold on Imports until at least July 1, 2018. Apparently, the government has been under pressure from the major internet sellers, who, together with the bureaucracy, claim to have had not enough time to adopt the procedures […]

AMA and Soundhouse Music Alliance Sponsor Up the Guts Tour

Soundhouse Music Alliance, the music products industry charity, has with a donation from the association sponsored the second Up the Guts Tour. It it’s second year, Up the Guts is reaching out to communities in country and regional areas from Melbourne to Darwin. The tour is a celebration of Australian rock’n’roll with gigs in 15 […]

Industry News

Catch up on the latest industry news and activities in our regular update. There’s always a lot going on behind the scenes. If members have got any news from around the traps feel free to send us a presser, and we’ll give it a run. Yamaha donates $90,000 Instrument package to Apollo Bay School Yamaha […]

Consumer Beware if Buying Rosewood Overseas – CITES (Rosewood Trade) Update

Our industry, like many globally are dealing with the impact of the CITES ruling on the trade of rosewood. While supporting moves to protect the specis, for many the administrative and financial implications are numerous. Interestingly, In a recent ruling by the Department of Energy and the Environment, private purchases of instrument containing rosewood are […]

NAMM to Interview for Oral History Project in Australia

2017 is the 40th Anniversary of the incorporation of the AMA. To celebrate this, as well as mounting a new conference format, NAMM is sponsoring it’s historian, Dan Del Fiorentino to come to Australia in September to do a series of Australian interviews for the NAMM Oral History program. Invitations are currently being sent to […]

2017 Melbourne Guitar Show Near Sell Out

Guitar Show near Sell Out. The exhibitor’s floor at the 2017 Melbourne Guitar Show is almost sold out. Late interest may see some space freed up by re-design, but the original offering is almost gone. A star studded line-up is being assembled and the fretted talent on display will be the usual high standard. This […]

Inaugural Sydney Drum & Percussion Show a Success!

From all perspectives the inaugural Sydney Drum and Percussion show can be considered a success. Post show exhibitor surveys, media reviews and customer feedback have been most positive and it augers well for the drum and percussion retailers and wholesalers putting on a repeat performance. According to the feedback people are looking forward to next […]

Maryborough Music Conference 2017

The biennial Maryborough Music Conference, run by Queensland’s Department of Education and Training will next occur from the 5-9 July 2017 where again over 900 delegates are expected. This conference is the premier music education event in Australia and this year welcomes the most eminent and extensive faculty so far including: ·        Ryan Nowlin – […]

Vale Steve Legg

STEPHEN JOHN LEGG Yamaha Music Australia has advised today that “It is with a tremendous amount of sadness that we announce the passing of Steve Legg last Sunday night April 9th, after a cancer diagnosis less than a year ago. Steve spent the last 10 years of his working life with YMA, continued to play […]

AMA Public Events Gear Up in 2017

The AMA has at the spearhead of its efforts in promoting music making, two major events this year, both of which have proved very popular with members. The inaugural Sydney Drum and Percussion Show to be held at Rosehill Gardens from May 27 – 28 has sold out all it’s floorspace to a combination of […]