MFM seeks to bring together musicians from all disciplines, styles, traditions and localities in the cause of their mutual self-betterment; we seek to promote all conditions which benefit the musicians’ community and the music created by it, and oppose all those which do it harm.
MFM and the music community achieved a big victory October 11, 2018: THE MUSIC MODERNIZATION ACT (MMA)
became law. Besides overlooking the MMA for the next 5 years, the Case Act, the Fair Pay Fair Play Act, and the Classics Act will need to be monitored closely.
MFM supports political actions leading to the amendment of the “Safe Harbor” provision (section 512) of the DMCA.
Further details of this, as well as announcements of official MFM action in this regard, will be forthcoming.
Musicians are essential workers.
"Musicians are the vanguard of ALL artists." - Dr. Cornel West
MFM 2021 New Year Statement
MFM 2021 New Year Statement
Work out a general agreement for performing musicians.
Improve the member portal.
Contact NYC’s “musicians friendly” venues and discuss a guaranteed performance agreement.
Invite the VIP (1%) musicians to our organization to advocate #UnityInTheMusicCommunity and #MakingMusicIsAProfession.
Help members become familiar with the inner workings of the music business, including the digital / Internet world.
Form alliances with the AFM and other musician support organizations and support them in their endeavors.
Reach out to politicians who care for musicians rights.
Organize an MFM Music Festival for the end of next year (with performances by our members).
MFM needs your participation in order to grow and make a difference. We will provide you with tools, resources, support, and a network of musicians who stand behind one concept: #MakingMusicIsAProfession.
MFM Presents: “Music Is Essential” ZOOM Webinar #8 w. Royal Hartigan Speaking About “the inner pulse of west african rhythms”
Date: Tuesday, January 25, 2022 Time: 5pm to 6:15pm (ET) Venue: ZOOM Ticket: free Please register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAscO6grTssHNMBQM8V4lgSrPlF4E13CjFg Webinar description the inner pulse of west african rhythms: he will give background and demonstrate how the sounds of West African traditional music can be adapted for drumset, ensembles, and composition. About royal hartigan royal hartigan is a percussionist, pianist, tap…Read More
“Music Is Essential” ZOOM Webinar #7 with Chris Reza By Dawoud Kringle On Thursday, December 16, 2021, MFM presented its 7th “Music Is Essential” webinar. This webinar featured Chris Reza, and explored the economic realities of Broadway musicals. Chris Reza is a seasoned professional musician. He has performed in more than 50 musicals, Broadway musician…Read More
Report By Dawoud Kringle On Tuesday, December 7th, 2021, MFM held its annual membership meeting via Zoom conference. David Belmont hosted. The meeting began with the attendees introducing themselves. David Belmont presented the 2020 Financial Report. The net revenues from membership dues increased from $2864 in 2020 to $4174 in 2021, and T-shirt sales were…Read More