Not paying royalties for session musos is damaging the music industry

Australia is one of a handful of developed economies that does not support the rights of performers to ongoing royalties, explains Rod Davies.
A saxophonist plays his mic'ed up instrument at a studio session.

Most of the music we listen to is made by session musicians. These guns for hire are experts in their field, much sought after and often bring a unique sound – that extra thing that helps to make the recording what it is.

Whether we’re at home or in our cars, at the gym, the shops, a cafe or a pub, recorded performances form the soundtrack to our lives. This soundtrack includes music made by hired freelance instrumentalists and singers whose contributions are vital to the appeal and quality of those recordings.

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