ALLANS BILLY HYDE Music Stores to Live On!



Con Gallin, the Managing Director of Australian Musical Imports (AMI) and Gallin’s Musician's Pro Shop retail stores, is proud to announce the successful purchase of the Allans Music and Billy Hyde effective immediately.
Mr. Gallin has negotiated with the receivers, Ferrier Hodgson, for the purchase of the bulk of the Allans Music and Billy Hyde assets including the trading names Allans Music and Billy Hyde, Allans Billy Hyde, Australian Music Group, Musiclink and Intermusic together with their associated domain names and websites.
Mr. Gallin also confirmed that the flagship stores at Southport (Qld), Sydney, Alexandria, Parramatta (all NSW), Adelaide (SA) and Blackburn and Bourke Street, Melbourne (Vic) will continue to trade.  Mr. Gallin also confirmed today that the majority of the staff currently working in these stores will remain.
The purchase of these stores has been warmly welcomed by the musical instrument industry as well as musicians and consumers who were left stunned when it was announced that Allans Music & Billy Hyde would be closing its doors.
Clayton Doughty, Artist Relations Manager, Gibson Australia, said “From a Gibson Guitar perspective this is fantastic news and a real win for Australian artists. Australia has such a proud musical history, especially when it comes to great guitarists like Angus Young, Ian Moss, Diesel, Billy Thorpe, John Brewster, Brad Shepherd, Ian Haug and Dan Sultan to name a few. I expect that this announcement to allow the next generation of artists to continue to develop their passion for playing.”
Brendan Callinan, GM of Roland Corporation Australia added “The Allans Music and Billy Hyde Music businesses have a long history of catering to the needs of musicians. Their downtown locations and brand profile have provided exposure for music making that has benefitted the wider music community, so the loss of these stores would be to the detriment of suppliers, retailers and the music making public. By resurrecting several of the key Allans Billy Hyde locations in the capital cities, AMI are bringing a fresh approach which I believe can correct the mistakes of the previous owners and provide musicians with landmark locations to purchase the instruments that can drive their musical endeavours.”
AMI/Gallin’s Musician’s Pro Shop opened their first store in Chapel Street, Prahran in 1989, and in the ensuing 23 years have successfully opened stores in Sydney, Brisbane and Gold Coast. The addition of the Allans Billy Hyde stores brings the total music stores operated by Mr. Gallin to thirteen (See below for a full list of stores).
Mr. Gallin said today “My first job part time while at school was at Allans Music in Collins Street, Melbourne, and now I bought the company, although it wasn’t an easy decision as it’s going to take a lot of hard work and commitment to rejuvenate these stores.
“We couldn’t sit back and let Allans’ 160 year history and Billy Hyde’s 50 year history of supplying instruments to musicians disappear forever.  Mozart bought his first keyboard somewhere 250 years ago and The Beatles bought guitars and drums 50 years ago - the world will always need music and music stores offer everyone an opportunity to create it!”
“Our passion is to be the best musical industry business in Australia for the benefit of our customers, both beginners and professional. Music and musicians is what it’s all about and the only reason we exist.”
The current liquidation sale taking place in the Allans Billy Hyde stores will continue with AMI/Gallin’s adding additional stock from their warehouse and suppliers to give consumers additional discounted items right in time for Christmas.


Gallin's Musician's Pro Shops:


145 Whitehorse Road
Blackburn VIC 3130
Ph: (03) 9877 0689
410 Brunswick Street
Fitzroy VIC 3065
Ph: (03) 9416 4499
196 Chapel Street
Prahran VIC 3181
Ph: (03) 9521 2599
59 Barry Parade
Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
Ph: (07) 3831 5898
2557 Gold Coast Hwy
Mermaid Beach QLD 4218
Ph: (07) 5526 0636
Shop 3, 1 Young Street
Southport QLD 4215
Ph: (07) 5561 1106
New South Wales:
55 Parramatta Road
Annandale NSW 2038
Ph: (02) 9517 1901

Allans Billy Hyde Music Stores:
101-107 Whitehorse Road
Blackburn Vic 3130
Ph: (03) 9695 0538
152 Bourke Street
Melbourne Vic 3000
Ph: (03) 9654 8444
53 Nerang Street
Southport Qld 4215
Ph: (07) 5532 7100
New South Wales:
228 Pitt Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Ph: (02) 9283 7711
108 Botany Road
Alexandria NSW 2015
Ph: (02) 9318 2255
Level 1, 197 Church Street
Parramatta NSW 2150
Ph: (02) 9689 2438
South Australia:
58 Gawler Place
Adelaide   NSW 5000
Ph: (08) 8223 5533


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