Report: MFM ZOOM Webinar #9 w. Banning Eyre

By David Belmont | May 5, 2022

MFM Presents Music Is Essential Webinar #9 with Banning Eyre – Expanding Our Conception of the Guitar in Africa Report by Dawoud Kringle On Friday, April 29, 2022, MFM presented its ninth Music is Essential webinar with Banning Eyre (VOYAGERS guitarist, author, photographer, Senior Producer for the Peabody Award-winning public radio series Afropop Worldwide, and MFM AC member.) The…

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David Liebman

Report: MFM ZOOM Talk Event #1 with w. David Liebman and Chris Coluzzi

By David Belmont | March 28, 2022

The Art of Skill: Establishing the Mindset For Unleashing the Music Inside You: Dave Liebman Talks About his Landmark Book. Text by Dawoud Kringle On Monday, March 21st, 2022, MFM held its very first Music is Essential Zoom Talk. MFM member Chris Coluzzi spoke with the jazz legend David Liebman on the subject of his 2020…

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Royal Hartigan

Report: MFM ZOOM Webinar #8 with Royal Hartigan

By David Belmont | February 4, 2022

MFM Presents: “Music Is Essential” ZOOM Webinar #8 with Royal Hartigan Speaking about “The Inner Pulse of West African Rhythms” “This music helps us to get through the insanity of this life with a heart.” – royal hartigan By Dawoud Kringle On Tuesday, January 25th, 2022, MFM presented its 8th Music Is Essential Webinar. This episode,…

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2021 Annual Membership Meeting Report

By David Belmont | December 22, 2021

Report By Dawoud Kringle On Tuesday, December 7th, 2021, MFM held its annual membership meeting via Zoom conference. David Belmont hosted. The meeting began with the attendees introducing themselves. David Belmont presented the 2020 Financial Report. The net revenues from membership dues increased from $2864 in 2020 to $4174 in 2021, and T-shirt sales were…

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MFM Membership Drive 2021

By David Belmont | November 2, 2021

Let’s advocate together #MakingMusicIsAProfession and #UnityInTheMusicCommunity As we struggle to emerge from the pandemic, we must remember what’s most important in our lives: Music! Musical activities have been drastically curtailed by COVID-19 and its variants; there have been emotional and financial challenges, and many of the resources we traditionally depend on have been severely reduced.…

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Chris Reza

Report: MFM ZOOM Webinar #7 with Chris Reza

By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | December 26, 2021

“Music Is Essential” ZOOM Webinar #7 with Chris Reza By Dawoud Kringle On Thursday, December 16, 2021, MFM presented its 7th “Music Is Essential” webinar. This webinar featured Chris Reza, and explored the economic realities of Broadway musicals. Chris Reza is a seasoned professional musician. He has performed in more than 50 musicals, Broadway musician…

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Barry Heyman

Report: MFM ZOOM Webinar #6 with Attorney Barry Heyman, Esq. and Roger Blanc

By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | October 11, 2021

A Conversation with Attorney Barry Heyman, Esq. and Roger Blanc Discussing Ways A Musician’s Musical Work Product Can Produce Revenue from Home Text by Dawoud Kringle On Thursday, September 30th, 2021, MFM presented its 6th webinar. The guest presenter was attorney Barry Heyman. In light of the  general inability of musicians to perform live in person…

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By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | August 13, 2021

On June 24th, 2021, the bipartisan American Music Fairness Act (H.R. 4130) was introduced by Representatives Ted Deutch (D-FL) and Darrell Issa (R-CA) in Congress. The act was introduced via a livestreamed event that saw the lawmakers joined by an unusual collection of artists that included veteran singers Dionne Warwick and Sam Moore along with…

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The eCRB Phonorecords IV Comment

By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | July 26, 2021

July 23, 2021 – Via Electronic Delivery Copyright Royalty Judge David R. Strickler Copyright Royalty Judge Steve Ruwe Chief Copyright Royalty Judge Jesse M. Feder US Copyright Royalty Board 101 Independence Ave SE Washington, DC 20024 To Your Honors: Musicians for Musicians (MFM) is an association of professional musicians located in New York. We support…

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Banning Eyre

Report: MFM ZOOM Webinar #5 with Banning Eyre

By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | July 1, 2021

Banning Eyre on Bringing African Music into the American Music Scene Text by Dawoud Kringle On Thursday, July 15th, 2021, MFM presented its fifth webinar in the Music is Essential series. This one featured Banning Eyre, and the discussion centered around bringing African music into the American music scene. MFM advisory committee member Banning Eyre is…

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