The Americana Music Association of Australia is a professional not-for-profit group whose aim is to advocate for and promote the voices of American Roots Music in Australia and overseas.
The latest news and information from the Americana music community from Australia and abroad.
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Check out some of the latest new releases from Americana, alt-country, folk, bluegrass, roots and blues artists from Australia and around the world.

Got a new release coming up? Let us know by emailing music@americanamusic.org.au


We are continually seeking and developing benefits for AMAA members. We’d love to hear your ideas about growing the list of benefits available to our members. So if you need something or have an idea please share it with us at music@americanamusic.org.au


We keep members connected with the latest happenings, events, industry news, and opportunities through our email updates, website and Facebook page.


We know that bringing people together helps grow our community. We will provide our members with networking opportunities through AMAA events and ensuring Americana music has a strong presence in the broader Australian music industry. We will increase awareness of the AMAA outside of Australia, with a particular focus of partnership opportunities in the USA and the UK.


We work to ensure that Americana music is recognised as much as possible within media and the broader music industry.


If you’re looking for a list of venues to help plan a tour, festival opportunities and applications, funding opportunities, radio and media support, studios with an ear for Americana; then the AMAA offers its members listings and databases to help you connect with all facets of our community, as well as state based committee members for advice and support.


Work continuously on marketing and promoting the excellence and opportunities our community offers, through events, website promotion and online playlists


We help to create official showcase opportunities to benefit artists and audiences, both locally and supporting Sounds Australia showcases during AmericanaFest in Nashville each September.

Touring throughout Australia is a fantastic way for our members to reach new audiences and sometimes even extending that reach internationally, so if you have a tour coming up, let us know and we will share the poster here.
Meet some of the people that make up our amazing music community as members of the Americana Music Association of Australia.

The Americana Music Association of Australia Incorporated is a non-profit organisation that aspires to foster the enjoyment, growth and recognition of Americana music in Australia by providing information, support and opportunities to our members and the Americana music community within Australia.

Mission Statement

The Americana Music Association of Australia is a professional not-for-profit group whose aim is to advocate for and promote the voices of American Roots Music in Australia and overseas.

We will achieve this through activities such as:

  • Encouraging collaboration and networking within the membership and with the wider musical community to create mutually beneficial opportunities to enjoy, create and advance Americana music in Australia
  • Building a dynamic information network for members to perform, record, tour and promote Americana music in Australia
  • Establishing and supporting genre-specific events, awards, charts and retail categories
  • Supporting and encouraging Australian Americana artists and international Americana artists touring Australia

It takes a team of dedicated, passionate (and a little crazy) professionals to run an association like the AMAA, so in order to do this, we appoint a management committee consisting of elected members – President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, and regular board members. The committee is elected every year in December, and serves for a period of one year.

To contact a board member, click on their name below and they will be more than happy to help.

Adam Simon
President & Co-Founder
Paul Heggart
Vice President
Amy Bauder


Garry Smith
Kelsie Miller
Board Member


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