Mission Statement

MFM brings together musicians of all kinds in the cause of their mutual self-betterment, and to elevate their work to the level of a true profession.


MFM and the music community must collaborate and act collectively in order to fight unfair pay especially by the the digital service providers, such as Spotify, YouTube.


MFM supports political actions leading to the amendment of the “Safe Harbor” provision (section 512) of the DMCA.

And it backs the American Music Fairness Act which demands musicians getting paid for AM/FM radio airplay.

Further details of these campaigns 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


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 in the near future (with performances by our members).

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


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!


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.

Keyna Wilkins

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