Session musicians caught in ‘broken system’. It affects Ed Sheeran too

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Drummer and music director Peter Luscombe may not be a household name, but his music is familiar to generations of fans.

He’s played on more than 147 albums, is a member of Paul Kelly’s backing band, and has a couple of ARIAs to his name.

In 45 years, he has never received a cheque for the broadcast of music recordings he has been a part of and fears he will need to “work until I drop”.

Session musicians like Luscombe are bringing their long-running campaign for legal recognition of their copyright to the fringes of the ALP conference in Brisbane on Thursday, where they are lobbying for Labor to back changes that will help the next generation of musicians make a living wage.

Period15 Aug 2023

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