MFM Open Meeting Minutes Report 3/29/2016

Date: March 29, 2016 Location: CA Music Room (NY) Attendees: 3 6:15 pm – Sohrab began the meeting with a musical offering. 6:20 – Larry Goldbetter of the National Writers Union discussed their work and various successes. Sohrab and Larry decided to collaborate with each other, because writers’ issues are very similar to musicians’. Almost identical. Both agreed…

Open Meeting on March 29

Date: Tuesday, March 29, 2016 Location: CA Music Room, 218 E. 25th Street (btw 3rd and 2nd Avenues), 1st fl., New York, NY 10010 Time: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm Let’s talk and tell MFM what needs to be done! Since establishing MFM we have been trying to give her some identity and structure. By doing so, some musicians…

#3 MFM Open Meeting Minutes Report

Date: February 23, 2016 Location: CA Music Room (NY) Attendees: 4 7:15 – Sohrab began the meeting with a musical offering. 7:20 – Attendees introduced themselves. Copies of meeting agenda, mission statement & IRS 501(c)6 description were distributed. 7:25 – Sohrab explained a few details of the ambiguity of the legal status musicians have regarding categorize how they…

MFM endorses “FREELANCERS TO COUNCIL: MAKE DEADBEAT COMPANIES PAY”

NYC Council’s Committee on Consumer Affairs Holds Hearing on Freelance Isn’t Free Act; Graphic Artists, Writers, Domestic Workers and more Rally at City Hall in Support of Bill 1.3 Million Freelancers in NYC; Average Lost to Nonpayment Epidemic: $5,968 / year WHAT: At press conference before NYC Council’s Consumer Affairs Committee hearing, gig workers rally behind bill…

This Month’s Open MFM Meeting

Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 Location: CA Music Room, 218 E. 25th Street (btw 3rd and 2nd Avenues), 1st fl., New York, NY 10010 Time: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm This month’s open MFM meeting will be hosted by president and musician Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi. This meeting will continue the discussion from the last meeting in January. Sohrab will…

#2 MFM January 25th Meeting Report

Date: January 25th, 2016 Location: CA Music Room (NY) Attendees: 10 7:08 – Meeting opened. Sohrab described MFM to attendees. 7:10 – Attendee asked how MFM will implement the plan to insure musicians get paid. Sohrab replied that before strategies are discussed, the idea of installing the concept of music as a profession into the psyche and…

Two days of advocating @ APAP

Text by Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi Thursday, December 14th and Friday, December 15th, I attended the APAP’s WAVELENGTH world music pre-conference at the Hilton Hotel and made a short visit to the JazzConnect conference at Saint Peter’s Church in Manhattan. During the two days I distributed the MFM open meeting fliers at both locations and encouraged…

MFM’s president Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi attending 15th annual Future of Music Policy Summit

MFM’s president Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi will be attending the Future of Music Coalition’s 15th Future of Music Policy Summit at Georgetown University in DC, October 26 and October 27, 2015 – 6:00pm. This will be his 2nd time. (Get full details including schedule and registration information at http://musicpolicysummit.org.) During the two days he’s going to promote MFM at panel…