In an effort to fight the devastating results of the pandemic on the performing arts sector, the Australian union group Musicians Australia (MA) is looking for the implementation of a Minimal Price of $250 for all gigs. Musicians are then free to complement the minimal price with their very own further Artist Price.
The thought for the minimal price got here from a survey, which was a part of the Australian authorities’s strategy to monetary aid for musicians in the course of the pandemic. In response to MA, the federal government’s aid grants weren’t particular sufficient in detailing how a lot cash musicians ought to obtain. Because of this, a substantial amount of taxpayer cash has been poured into the pockets of venues as an alternative of these of artists.
When polled, 98.4% of musicians voted in favor of the proposed minimal price.
MA is asking musicians throughout Australia to be part of its pledge for honest pay, in an effort to reform attitudes throughout the music sector. The tip aim is to foyer lawmakers to incorporate MA’s minimal price within the pointers for presidency aid grants.
The union is now additionally within the strategy of constructing a Gig Map, which is able to make info obtainable relating to which venues are paying honest charges to their musicians. If a venue refuses to pay the minimal price of $250, musicians can report the venue to the Gig Map in order that the difficulty might be listed publicly.
Members of Music Australia may also obtain further assist from the union when coping with venues that refuse to pay them appropriately.