Are Aussie session musicians undervalued?

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Most of the recorded music you listen to is performed not by the artist themselves, who might have written the lyrics or the melodic hook, but by session musicians. 

They're the professional musicians, called into recording sessions with the biggest acts in the country, famous for guitar solos and riffs we all know and love. 

But according to popular music lecturer at Monash University Rod Davies, these talented musicians are getting a rough deal.

Australia is one of the few countries that doesn't pay 'session musicians' ongoing royalties. 

Listen to his interview on ABC Radio Perth Breakfast with Tom Baddeley to find out why. 

Period29 Jun 2022

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