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Musicians need SAFE GIGS

As restrictions ease, musicians are being asked to play gigs at rock-bottom rates in unsafe working conditions. Let’s get one thing straight: if a venue is opening, and serving drinks and food, they’ll be paying staff and ensuring compliance with Work Health and Safety laws. If they also want to put on gigs, the musicians that play those gigs also deserve to be safe and paid a fair fee.

The ‘SAFE GIGS’ framework launched by Musicians Australia members across the country in June 2020 will ensure that musicians are safe at gigs, and won’t be ripped-off in the process.

Check it out and sign the petition below now.

Musicians Need Safe Gigs

The‌ ‌COVID-19‌ ‌pandemic‌ ‌has‌ ‌hit‌ ‌our‌ ‌industry‌ ‌hard.‌ ‌In‌ ‌a‌ ‌recent‌ ‌national‌ ‌survey‌ ‌of‌ ‌musicians,‌ ‌57%‌ ‌of‌ ‌respondents‌ ‌believed‌ ‌that‌ ‌certain‌ ‌safety‌ ‌measures‌ ‌at‌ ‌gigs‌ ‌will‌ ‌need‌ ‌to‌ ‌be‌ ‌adopted‌ ‌permanently‌ ‌to‌ ‌ensure‌ ‌the‌ ‌safety‌ ‌of‌ ‌music‌ ‌industry‌ ‌workers.‌ ‌A‌ ‌further‌ ‌67%‌ ‌of‌ ‌musicians‌ ‌believe‌ ‌old‌ ‌business‌ ‌models‌ ‌for‌ ‌live‌ ‌gigs‌ ‌will‌ ‌not‌ ‌be‌ ‌sustainable‌ ‌when‌ ‌they‌ ‌return‌ ‌to‌ ‌work‌ ‌after‌ ‌restrictions‌ ‌are‌ ‌eased.‌ ‌This‌ ‌demonstrates‌ ‌the‌ ‌necessity‌ ‌of‌ ‌a‌ ‌consistent‌ ‌approach‌ ‌to‌ ‌safety‌ ‌and‌ ‌broader‌ ‌music‌ ‌industry‌ ‌practices‌ ‌in‌ ‌2021.‌ ‌

To ensure a sustainable return to live music the 5 principles set out in Musicians Australia Return to Live Music Guidance must be followed.

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