Posts by Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi

MFM Public Musicians Forum #6

MFM Public Musicians Forum #6 “Musicians – we have to stop being so proud of being “very independent” and realize that: We are not alone. We are connected as in group of jazz musicians or, just group of musicians. Like it or not …… it has been the “negative stigma” placed on us as a “group”. Therefore, it is…

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MFM Public Musicians Forum #5: Addressing Tough Questions

Review by Dawoud Kringle On Thursday, April 19th, MFM presented its fifth Musicians Forum. The meeting was a little late in starting. As we waited, the subject of strategies for the MFM agenda, the politics of the music business, and various pension plans were casually discussed. There was also discussion about union vs. nonunion contracts.…

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Attention: MFM’s President Official Statement Reg. the Music Modernization Act (MMA)

Since February – as the President of MFM and a 24/7 professional musician – I’ve been doing my “homework” reg. the Music Modernization Act (MMA). I’ve been talking about this bill to people from the music industry, musician advocacy organizations, my union, professional musicians around me and music activists. Trying to get an understanding of…

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Jazz Legend Billy Harper joined MFM's Board!!!

“Musicians – we have to stop being so proud of being “very independent” and realize that: We are not alone. We are connected as in group of jazz musicians or, just group of musicians. Like it or not …… it has been the “negative stigma” placed on us as a “group”. Therefore, it is necessary for us to “join…

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MFM Public Musicians Forum #4 Focuses Upon Women's Issues in the Music Business

Ladies Night! Review by Dawoud Kringle On Tuesday, March 27th, MFM held its fourth Public Musicians Forum at Yeoryia Studios in New York run by Billy Harper and MFM’s President Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi. Saadat opened the meeting by bringing up the recent gun control protests. Here are a group of mostly teens who, overnight, organized a nationwide protest.…

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Ken Hatfield Joins the MFM Advisory Committee

Let’s welcome Ken Hatfield to the MFM Advisory Committee who brings a wealth of knowledge of “the business.” He’s been attending several MFM meetings and did a presentation on the Music Modernization Act issues last month. He shares with us the belief in a fair and sustainable musical eco-system in which all the participants share equally in the revenues generated…

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David Belmont Joined MFM's Board Of Directors Yesterday!

Let’s welcome David Belmont to our board of directors (BoD). He subs Paul Testagrossa who resigned yesterday due to his start up. Thanks Paul for the good work you have done. Good luck in your business! About David Belmont David Belmont (dobro, percussion) is a mixed media artist and community organizer living in New York City. An indie…

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