MFM’s mission is to empower the fragmented community of professional musicians through common cause. We stand for the idea that making music is a profession.
MFM seeks to advocate this idea starting with the musicians themselves, who are largely unrecognized and grossly underpaid for the value they bring to our communities and lives. Musicians are frequently treated as an expendable commodity, while others profit from their work. MFM seeks to empower musicians to realize the true value of their work to raise their standard of living and provide adequate working conditions.
All musicians are a part of the MFM movement, from those frequently recognized as professionals – Western orchestral musicians, Broadway players, radio artists – to studio players and those who make their living from playing clubs. All musicians are advocates through their actions; all musicians are represented through advocacy.
As a growing group of organized musicians, we fight for the interests of all musicians, regardless of genre, membership or skill level. MFM believes that musicians deserve the same respect, representation and opportunities that all professionals enjoy.
MFM is a New York based non-profit musician advocay organization that is tax exempted under 501(c)6 as a professional association.