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. 

Important Announcement!!!

MFM made an announcement at the MFM Public Musicians Forum #11 (February 13, 2019): 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.

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.

David Liebman

MFM Mixer Vol. 2 Featuring Jazz Master David Liebman and the Eclectix Ensemble

By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | November 1, 2019

Featuring jazz master David Liebman and the Eclectix Ensemble, a Jazz Composers’ Quintet, to Present an Evening of Jazz in Support of Professional Musicians MFM, a non-profit organization advocating sustainable professional career paths for musicians, and Eclectix, a new music presentation organization, will offer an evening of jazz to bring together musicians, music industry professionals…

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Adam Reifsteck

MFM Workshop “Make Music Your Business” #10 w. Adam Reifsteck Report

By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | October 29, 2019

Date: October 22, 2019 Venue: Wingspan Arts (NY) Report by Dawoud Kringle On Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019. MFM presented its 10th Workshop: Make Music Your Business with Adam Reifsteck attended by David Belmont (Vice President) and Board members Billy Harper and Roger Blanc. Reifsteck is a New York based musician, producer, composer, and entrepreneur and MFM…

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Ken Hatfield

MFM Workshop “Make Music Your Business” #9 w. Ken Hatfield Report

By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | October 15, 2019

Date: Tuesday, September 24th, 2019 Venue: WingSpan Arts (NY) Review by Dawoud Kringle On Tuesday, September 24th, 2019, Musicians for Musicians (MFM) presented a milestone in its Workshop Series: Workshop with Ken Hatfield Speaking about Copyright – legally protecting your creations. MFM Members and friends are no stranger to Ken Hatfield. Described as “a veritable…

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