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There is evidence to suggest that live music plays a considerable role in contributing to the economy. Australia’s live music scene contributed $1.2 billion the their economy in 09/10. Commissioned by various bodies including the Australia council for the arts the report also found that the live music scene contribute to 15,000 jobs. Some feel musicians are getting a poor deal though not being properly rewarded for their efforts. Many businesses benefit from live music but the musicians themselves are cut out of the profits. Save Live Australian Music (SLAM) wants to see tax revenue from such venues distributed to musicians. Most musicians earn less than $19500. It is clear the Australia is facing many of the same issues as the UK. In order to protect live music musicians need a fair deal.