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.
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…Read More
MFM Presents: “Music Is Essential” ZOOM Webinar #5 with Banning Eyre on Bringing African Music into the American Music Scene
Date: Thursday, July 15, 2021 Time: 6pm to 7:30pm (ET) Venue: ZOOM Ticket: free Please register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYud-GtpzorEtU2zBhZA4kaF2uOecvtk13c Webinar description: MFM AC member, Banning Eyre will run a ZOOM webinar on bringing African music into the American music scene. Having traveled to some 25 African countries researching music for the Peabody Award-winning public radio series Afropop Worlwide, and studied traditional guitar styles in…Read More
The Rhythmic and Harmonic History of Brazilian Music from Choro to Bossa Nova Report by Dawoud Kringle On Friday, March 26, 2021, MFM presented its 4th Zoom Webinar. MFM Members Richard Miller and Stephen Johnson presented a discussion on the history of Brazilian music. Guitarist Richard Miller has performed extensively throughout the United States and…Read More