Date: March 29, 2016
Location: CA Music Room (NY)
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 that unions with similar problems should get together and speak out for each other’s causes. Sohrab decided to add the NATIONAL WRITERS UNION and website (https://nwu.org/) as FRIENDS in the MFM website.
Larry is considering inviting MFM musicians to NWU organized events in the near future.
While discussing musicians’ low or non-payment issues: a story was shared about an attendee’s band which lost a good paying club in Long Island due to a band willing to play for a lower fee. It was agreed that this is the type of issue that MFM would like to help address.
7:00 – As there were no new musician attendees, the meeting was adjourned with no further business.