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Mission Statement (November 19, 2018)

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.

#UnityInTheMusicCommunity

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. But probably the most important upcoming action concerns 512 reform of the the Digital Millennium Copyright Act's "safe harbor" provisions.

It's a fact: #MakingMusicIsAProfession

Be it a bandmate, a club owner, a political candidate, a small record label, or a corporate conglomerate, or a popular music streaming service – with the absence of legislation and accountability, unfairness is deeply rooted in our industry.

Objectives

Work out a general contract 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).

Expand MFM’s on-line magazine  DooBeeDooBeeDoo NY to promote our members

Dr. Cornel West
Joe Lovano
David Liebman
Kaveh Haghtalab
Greg Tate
Mazz Swift
Todd Barkan
Locksmith
Mary Halvorson
Marc Cary
LaRonda Davis
Leni Stern
Arturo O'Farrill
Jeri Silverman
Ehren Hanson & Adam Maalouf
Amelie Daniel
William Parker & Claudia Acuna
David Newhoff
Meera Dugal
Kamyar Arsani
Kai Falkenberg
Sameer Gupta
Jocelyn Bonadio-de-Freitas
Ben Ratliff
Neva E. Wartell
Neel Murgai
Jonathan Blake
Darrell M. McNeill
Andrew Schulman

#MakingMusicIsAProfession

If you believe in MFM, please get on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or the platform of your choice and snap a photo of yourself displaying our mission: #MakingMusicIsAProfession. or #UnityInTheMusicCommunity Be proud and say it loud!

Member Benefits

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.

Below are some of the benefits of becoming a member. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us! Or, skip the reading and register now.

MFM Public Musicians Forum #8 Report

Public Musicians Forum #9 Report

By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | December 3, 2018

Report by Dawoud Kringle (with Ken Hatfiled) – Photos by Dawoud Kringle MFM held its 9th Public Music Forum – and the last such meeting of 2018 – on Tuesday, November 27th, 2018 (which fell on Jimi Hendrix’ 76th birthday). The meeting was run by Billy Harper (MFM Board member) and Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi (MFM President). […]

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2018 MFM Annual Member Meeting

MFM Annual Membership Meeting 2018

By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | November 9, 2018

MFM Annual Membership Meeting 2018 Date: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 Time: 5 PM – 6:50 PM Venue: Wingspan Arts, 630 9th Avenue, Suite 602, New York, NY 10036 (http://wingspanarts.org/) Dear Members, This is the most important event for you to attend which gives you the opportunity to make yourself heard. Please speak out and address […]

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MFM Public Musician Forum

MFM Public Musicians Forum #9 Invitation

By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | November 9, 2018

MFM Public Musicians Forum #9 Invitation MFM Public Musicians Forum will be run by Billy Harper and Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi. This will be our last forum for this year. Date: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 Time: 7pm – 9pm Venue: Upper West Side Yeoryia Studios, 2067 Broadway, (Between 71st & 72nd Streets), New York, NY 10023, Studio name: Norma (#55, 5Fl.) Our forum will feature […]

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