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!

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 #20

MFM Presents: “Music Is Essential” ZOOM Webinar #4 w. MFM Members Richard Miller and Stephen Johnson Speaking of the Rhythmic and Harmonic History of Brazilian Music from Choro to Bossa Nova

By David Belmont | March 20, 2021

Date: Friday, March 26, 2021 Time: 7pm to 8pm EST Venue:  ZOOM Ticket: free Please RVSP to Richard Miller: balancedguitar@gmail.com About the Webinar Join us for a dynamic tour of the Brazilian / American musicology and evolution; how ‘Jazz’ found ‘Samba’ and how the  two became the wonderful exotic lovers that  inspired the world in the Sixties and beyond. Richards study…

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MFM Public Musicians Forum #20

Report: MFM and MPA ZOOM Webinar #3 w. Eleni Lomvardou and Christopher North

By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | March 12, 2021

The Art of Hearing what you See – Composing Music for Film, Television, Theatre, and Dance Review by Dawoud Kringle On Sunday, March 7th, 2021, Musicians for Musicians, in collaboration with the Manhattan Producers Alliance presented its newest webinar; The Art of Hearing what you See – Composing Music for Film, Television, Theatre, and Dance.…

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Report: MFM ZOOM Webinar #2 with Baba Donn Eaton Babatunde

By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | February 6, 2021

On Friday, January 29, 2021, MFM presented “’Music Is Essential’ ZOOM Webinar #2 with Baba Donn Eaton Babatunde Speaking About Caribbean Drumming in America.” Baba Donn Eaton Babatunde is a master percussionist. He performed and / or recorded with The Dance Theatre of Harlem, Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre, Maurice Hines, Gregory Hines, Andy Williams, Chuck…

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