MFM Public Musicians Forum #8 Report

Public Musicians Forum #9 Report

By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | December 3, 2018

Report by Dawoud Kringle (with Ken Hatfiled) – Photos by Dawoud Kringle MFM held its 9th Public Music Forum – and the last such meeting of 2018 – on Tuesday, November 27th, 2018 (which fell on Jimi Hendrix’ 76th birthday). The meeting was run by Billy Harper (MFM Board member) and Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi (MFM President). […]

2018 MFM Annual Member Meeting

MFM Annual Membership Meeting 2018

By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | November 9, 2018

MFM Annual Membership Meeting 2018 Date: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 Time: 5 PM – 6:50 PM Venue: Wingspan Arts, 630 9th Avenue, Suite 602, New York, NY 10036 (http://wingspanarts.org/) Dear Members, This is the most important event for you to attend which gives you the opportunity to make yourself heard. Please speak out and address […]

MFM Public Musician Forum

MFM Public Musicians Forum #9 Invitation

By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | November 9, 2018

MFM Public Musicians Forum #9 Invitation MFM Public Musicians Forum will be run by Billy Harper and Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi. This will be our last forum for this year. Date: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 Time: 7pm – 9pm Venue: Upper West Side Yeoryia Studios, 2067 Broadway, (Between 71st & 72nd Streets), New York, NY 10023, Studio name: Norma (#55, 5Fl.) Our forum will feature […]

MFM Public Musician Forum

MFM Public Musicians Forum #8 Report

By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | November 8, 2018

Report by Dawoud Kringle (with Ken Hatfiled) MFM held its 8th Public Musician Forum in New York on Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018. The meeting was run by jazzman Billy Harper (MFM Board member) and Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi (MFM President). Saadat began with suggesting that the meeting adhere to a simple agenda. 1. Discussion of what […]

MFM and Eclectix

MFM & Eclectix to Present an Evening of Jazz in Support of Professional Musicians

By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | August 27, 2018

MFM & Eclectix to Present an Evening of Jazz in Support of Professional Musicians Wednesday, Sept 5th, 7-9 PM at Zinc Bar (NY) The Event Will Feature Tenor Sax Master Billy Harper and His Group and the E.C.O. Ensemble, a Jazz Composers’ Quintet New York City, Aug. 16, 2018 – Musicians for Musicians (MFM), a […]

ACTION ALERT! Let's Support the CLASSICS ACT w. Mark Ribot and C3!!!

By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | June 7, 2018

MFM is joining our friends Marc Ribot of ARC 802 and the Content Creators Coalition (c3’s) in fighting for the CLASSICS Act (which we discussed in previous MFM meetings) ensuring that all pre-1972 artists are compensated for their work. Oregon Senator Ron Wyden, acting in Silicon Valley corporate interests, has introduced the anti-artist “Access” bill […]

Chicago's Randy Chertkow and Jason Feehan, MFM Members and Authors On WGCO!

By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | May 25, 2018

Chicago’s Randy Chertkow and Jason Feehan, MFM Members and authors of the book Indie Band Survival Guide, will be on Playtime with Bill Turck and Kerri Kendall on Sunday May 27, 2018 from 2-3 PM Central time on WGCO. 1590 WCGO is a 10,000 watt radio station with studios in Evanston, IL.  One of the few independently owned and […]

MFM Public Musicians Forum #6

By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | May 7, 2018

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 […]

MFM Public Musicians Forum #5: Addressing Tough Questions

By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | April 29, 2018

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. […]

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

By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | April 17, 2018

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 […]