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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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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MFM ACTION ALERT!!!!

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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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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MFM Public Musicians Forum #20

Report: MFM ZOOM Webinar #4 w. Richard Miller and Stephen Johnson

By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | April 29, 2021

The Rhythmic and Harmonic History of Brazilian Music from Choro to Bossa Nova Report by Dawoud Kringle On Friday, March 26, 2021, MFM presented its 4th Zoom Webinar. MFM Members Richard Miller and Stephen Johnson presented a discussion on the history of Brazilian music. Guitarist Richard Miller has performed extensively throughout the United States and…

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MFM Public Musicians Forum #20

Report: MFM and MPA ZOOM Webinar #3 w. Eleni Lomvardou and Christopher North

By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | March 12, 2021

The Art of Hearing what you See – Composing Music for Film, Television, Theatre, and Dance Review by Dawoud Kringle On Sunday, March 7th, 2021, Musicians for Musicians, in collaboration with the Manhattan Producers Alliance presented its newest webinar; The Art of Hearing what you See – Composing Music for Film, Television, Theatre, and Dance.…

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Baba Donn Eaton

Report: MFM ZOOM Webinar #2 with Baba Donn Eaton Babatunde

By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | February 6, 2021

On Friday, January 29, 2021, MFM presented “’Music Is Essential’ ZOOM Webinar #2 with Baba Donn Eaton Babatunde Speaking About Caribbean Drumming in America.” Baba Donn Eaton Babatunde is a master percussionist. He performed and / or recorded with The Dance Theatre of Harlem, Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre, Maurice Hines, Gregory Hines, Andy Williams, Chuck…

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The MFM Board wishes all of our members a Better and a Brighter New Year in 2021!

By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | January 1, 2021

Dear MFM Family, Though most of us would agree 2020 wasn’t our favorite year, there have been harder times than this, and somewhere, someone’s having a harder time than we are right now. Music is an essential component of the human experience, and musicians are the “bringers” of that experience to mankind. What we do…

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2021: A Glimpse into the Future?

By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | December 25, 2020

By Ken Hatfield (AC member) As 2020 mercifully comes to an end, a flurry of changes to the ways content creators will be remunerated when our works are monetized in the digital domain are on the horizon. Among these are some that are better known than others, including the previously passed legislation we at MFM…

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