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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2020 MFM Annual Membership Meeting Report

By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | December 25, 2020

By Dawoud Kringle On Thursday, December 3rd, 2020, Musicians For Musicians held its annual Membership Meeting to present the state of MFM in the year 2020. The meeting was held via Zoom conference (in observation of social distancing). The first order of business was the membership votes on the Board of Directors. David Belmont tallied…

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Let’s Welcome The President and the Board Members for the Year 2021

By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | December 13, 2020

President Sohrab Saadat Ladjvardi (musician, composer, leader of the music collective SoSaLa, educator, editor; and music activist.) Board of Directors Billy Harper (Jazz musician, band leader and educator) David Belmont (multi instrumentalist, producer, label owner and political activist) Mario Guarneri (jazz and classical musician and President of the non-profit JAZZ IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD organization) Keith Levenson (composer and music director…

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MFM’s 1st Fundraiser Campaign starts Oct. 20th Seeking Your “Priceless” Contribution!

By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | October 19, 2020

MFM FUNDRAISER SEEKS YOUR PRICELESS CONTRIBUTIONS!  Musicians For Musicians (MFM) is a non-profit Musicians Rights organization established in 2015 by professional musician Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi. MFM seeks to elevate the work of all musicians to the level of a true profession, one recognized and appropriately rewarded by society; it’s a 501(c)(6) non-tax-deductible association with the…

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Report: MFM & MPA Joint ZOOM Webinar w. Adam Reifsteck (Teknofonic Recordings) and Jeffrey James (Jeffrey James Consulting)

By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | September 27, 2020

MFM ‘s 2nd  ZOOM Webinar: “Effective Ways to Market and Promote Your Music in 2020.” Report by Dawoud Kringle On Thursday, September 17, 2020, MFM, in cooperation with the Manhattan Producers Alliance (MPA), presented its 2nd Zoom Webinar: Effective Ways to Market and Promote Your Music in 2020. The webinar was co-hosted by MFM member and…

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MFM Got A Nu T-Shirt On Sale! A Skull?!

By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | August 31, 2020

GREAT NEWS!!!! MFM Got a New T-shirt for Sale.” A Skull…?! WUNDERBAR! This t-shirt is not just a merch, but also a passive communication tool to reach out to the public and advocate MFM’s mission. It is very provocative and will make people look at the wearer. Reg. the skull: it represents all musicians no…

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Ken Hatfield: So let us all come together in solidarity and STOP giving away our work

By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | August 5, 2020

I hope you all are hanging in there during these trying times. Despite all the hardships the music community is currently enduring, I’d like us to consider that there may be a silver lining. This pandemic and the subsequent loss of gigs has stripped away the illusion that giving away the content we create in…

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No PUA Payments Anymore…What’s Going to Happen With Us Working Musicians?

By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | August 2, 2020

“85% of people are more scared of financial ruin than dying of Corona.” – Keith Levenson Text by Dawoud Kringle On July 31st, 2020, the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) or the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) $600 weekly payments to individuals who are unable to work because of a COVID-19-related reason but are not eligible…

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Pandemic Unemployment Compensation Extension: Call Your Senators!!!

By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | July 26, 2020

Click here to tell the Senate to support critical pieces of the HEROES Act in the next COVID 19 relief bill including: Extending Pandemic Unemployment Compensation which provides an additional $600 per week that unemployed workers have been receiving since the CARES Act passed in March. Preserving healthcare benefits by passing a 100% COBRA premium…

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