MFM's New Friend And $ Contributor: Mario Guarneri (Jazz In The Neighborhood, SF)

By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | October 23, 2016

Mario, thanks for your contribution! Respect! MFM got a new friend and future ally: musician and activist Mario Guarneri (founder and artistic director of Jazz in the Neighborhood in San Francisco). Thanks Ellen Seeling (JazzWomen and Girls Advocates) for bringing us together! Yesterday I had a long friendly telephone conversation with Mario. During the conversation we covered…

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Review: MFM Workshop "Make Music Your Business" #6 w. Rick DellaRatta (Justice For Peace)

By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | October 23, 2016

Jazz for Peace provides Empowerment Grants, sustainable funding and advocacy for non-profits and all outstanding causes worldwide for over a decade to enable them to be more productive and successful. Date: September 27, 2016 Venue: WeWork Wall Street (NY) Review by Dawoud Kringle The MFM workshop “Make Music Your Business” #6 with jazz musician, activist and founder…

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MFM's 1st Alliance: Afro Latin Jazz Alliance (ALJA). Congrats!

By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | September 21, 2016

  Afro Latin Jazz Alliance Partners with Musicians for Musicians   Making Music Is A Profession    New York, NY – Monday, September 12, 2016 — Two innovative music nonprofits, Afro Latin Jazz Alliance (ALJA) and Musicians for Musicians (MFM), partner for the advocacy of advancing music as a profession and guiding musicians to rethink their…

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Review: MFM Workshop “Make Music Your Profession” #5 With Brian Poole

By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | September 3, 2016

Benefits of Chiropractic Care Date: August 24, 2016 Venue: WeWork Wall Street (NY) Review by Dawoud Kringle This next workshop in the series on health was titled Preparing For Your Encore. The event was presented by Dr. Brian Poole, chiropractor and owner of Encore Chiropractic. (http://encorechiropractic.com/). As is the custom of an MFM meeting or workshop,…

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Review: MFM Workshop "Make Music Your Profession" #4 with Ken Umezaki (Digital Daruma)

By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | August 6, 2016

Music is a Digital Commodity! Date: July 14, 2016 Venue: WeWork Wall Street Review by James J. Rehm On Thursday, July 14th, 2016, I traveled to Manhattan from a farm on long island where I volunteer to attend the MFM workshop “Make Music Your Profession – Exploring Music as a Digital Commodity”. Upon arriving at my destination, I settled in…

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Review: MFM Workshop “Make Music Your Business” #3 with Matthew Flaherty

By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | July 4, 2016

Health Issues A Neglected Concern for Musicians is Addressed Date: June 27, 2016 Venue: WeWork Wall Street Review by Dawoud Kringle   The third MFM Workshop kicked off with MFM founder Sohrab Saadat Ladjavardi introducing the organization’s history, and statement of purpose. Saadat made an interesting point; music is not dying out. Musicians can make their situation work, despite…

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Review: MFM Workshop “Make Music Your Business” #2 with LegalShield

By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | June 14, 2016

MFM’s 2nd Monthly Workshop Tackles Tough Legal Issues with the Help of LegalShield   Date: May 23, 2016 Venue: WeWork Wall Street Review by Dawoud Kringle On Monday, May 23rd, Musicians For Musicians (MFM) presented its second workshop: A legal workshop for musicians with LegalShield Associates, Mike Juliano and Brad Bolnick. LegalShield is a subscriber service…

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Review: MFM Workshop "Make Music Your Business" #1 With Mark Steiner (GigSalad)

By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | May 1, 2016

Make Music Your Business #1: GigSalad A Good Business Model For Gigging Musicians Text by Dawoud Kringle Make Music Your Business #1 is Musicians For Musicians (MFM) first workshop featuring GigSalad.com founder Mark Steiner. GigSalad.com is an online service that connects entertainment buyers, event planners, venues, festivals, and other standard live music outlets (weddings, corporate events, memorial services, etc.) with musicians,…

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#3 MFM Open Meeting Minutes Report

By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | March 4, 2016

Date: February 23, 2016 Location: CA Music Room (NY) Attendees: 4 7:15 – Sohrab began the meeting with a musical offering. 7:20 – Attendees introduced themselves. Copies of meeting agenda, mission statement & IRS 501(c)6 description were distributed. 7:25 – Sohrab explained a few details of the ambiguity of the legal status musicians have regarding categorize how they…

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MFM endorses "FREELANCERS TO COUNCIL: MAKE DEADBEAT COMPANIES PAY"

By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | February 26, 2016

NYC Council’s Committee on Consumer Affairs Holds Hearing on Freelance Isn’t Free Act; Graphic Artists, Writers, Domestic Workers and more Rally at City Hall in Support of Bill 1.3 Million Freelancers in NYC; Average Lost to Nonpayment Epidemic: $5,968 / year WHAT: At press conference before NYC Council’s Consumer Affairs Committee hearing, gig workers rally behind bill…

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