Mission Statement

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. 

Announcement

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.

Music matters.

Musicians matter.

Musicians are essential workers.

"Musicians are the vanguard of ALL artists." - Dr. Cornel West

MFM 2021 New Year Statement

MFM 2021 New Year Statement

MFM 2021 New Year Statement

Objectives

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).

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

#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!

Membership

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 #6 – A Conversation with Attorney Barry Heyman, Esq. and Roger Blanc (MFM) Discussing Ways A Musician’s Musical Work Product Can Produce Revenue from Home During the Continuing Pandemic

By David Belmont | September 22, 2021

Date: Thursday, September 23, 2021 Time: 6pm to 7:15pm (ET) Venue:  ZOOM Ticket: free Please register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEqfu-srj4qHtL_9ukwtmJDCz9WjtFAy0LG Webinar description The inability of musicians to perform live in person during the pandemic has been painful, both psychologically and economically. Even as we try to move forward into a new normal, uncertainty remains where live musical performance is concerned. The…

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MFM ACTION ALERT!!!!

By David Belmont | August 13, 2021

On June 24th, 2021, the bipartisan American Music Fairness Act (H.R. 4130) was introduced by Representatives Ted Deutch (D-FL) and Darrell Issa (R-CA) in Congress. The act was introduced via a livestreamed event that saw the lawmakers joined by an unusual collection of artists that included veteran singers Dionne Warwick and Sam Moore along with…

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The eCRB Phonorecords IV Comment

By David Belmont | July 26, 2021

July 23, 2021 – Via Electronic Delivery Copyright Royalty Judge David R. Strickler Copyright Royalty Judge Steve Ruwe Chief Copyright Royalty Judge Jesse M. Feder US Copyright Royalty Board 101 Independence Ave SE Washington, DC 20024 To Your Honors: Musicians for Musicians (MFM) is an association of professional musicians located in New York. We support…

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