Australia’s Got Unpaid Talent

A couple of weeks ago I turned down an opportunity for Lady Sings it Better to audition for Australia’s Got Talent. I wasn’t going to write about it at first, feeling concerned I’d look ungrateful, too big for my boots or foolish. But the more I thought about the way artists continue to go undervalued and underpaid in Australia, the angrier I got. So I pitched to Daily Life and I guess the talent shows won’t be calling again. Read my article here.

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