OUR MISSION
The Americana Music Association of Australia is a professional not-for-profit group whose aim is to advocate for the voices of American Roots Music in Australia and overseas.
LATEST NEWS
The latest news and information from the Americana music community from Australia and abroad.
Got a news item to feature? Send the details to music@americanamusic.org.au

Bennett,  Bowtell and Urquhart Tour ‘Weeds’

When they first got together they had no idea that within two years, Bennett,  Bowtell and Urquhart – BBU for short – would be stepping up to collect not one bu...Read More

Paul Kelly Encourages To ‘Keep Writing’

As reported in The Industry Observer, the iconic singer songwriter Paul Kelly gave the keynote address at this week's BigSound conference in Brisbane, Australia...Read More

Taste of Americana Heads to Sydney

It was announced today that the first ever A TASTE OF AMERICANA FESTIVAL will take place at Sydney’s iconic Enmore Theatre on Sunday 14thOctober. The all-ages e...Read More

Margo Price Announces Debut Tour

After thirteen years as a very independent artist performing in various styles and bands around Nashville, Margo Price became an 'overnight success' when Jack W...Read More

Americana Honours Returns To Melbourne

Details of the second annual AUSTRALIAN AMERICANA MUSIC HONOURS have today been revealed, with Melbourne’s stunning Thornbury Theatre to play host to the event ...Read More

BluesFest 2019 Announces First Artists

And what a lineup it is already! To help celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Byron Bay Bluesfest, festival organisers today released the first artist announce...Read More

Dan Parsons Releases New Album

Sunday Morning Cinema is the new album from singer/songwriter and multi –instrumentalist  Dan Parsons, whose highly regarded talents have seen him in high deman...Read More

AmericanaFest Announces More Performers

The Americana Music Association® announced today an additional 99 of more than 250 artists slated to perform at the annual AMERICANAFEST®: The Americana Music F...Read More

Australian Music Week Opens 2018 Showcase Applications

Returning for its fourth year, Australian Music Week has opened showcase applications for the 2018 music conference, which takes place 7-11 November in Sydney's...Read More

NEW RELEASES

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

MEMBERSHIP

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

Information

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

Networking

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.

Advocacy

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

Resources

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.

Promotion

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

Showcases

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.

TOURS
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.
FACES OF AMERICANA
Meet some of the people that make up our amazing music community as members of the Americana Music Association of Australia.
FRIENDS OF AMAA
ABOUT AMAA

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
MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE 2018

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.

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

amy.bauder@americanamusic.org.au

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Garry Smith
Treasurer
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Kelsie Miller
Board Member

kelsie.miller@americanamusic.org.au

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