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Mission Statement (November 19, 2018)

MFM seeks to bring together musicians from all disciplines, styles, traditions and localities in the cause of their mutual self-betterment; we seek to promote all conditions which benefit the musicians’ community and the music created by it, and oppose all those which do it harm.

#UnityInTheMusicCommunity

MFM and the music community achieved a big victory October 11, 2018: THE MUSIC MODERNIZATION ACT (MMA)
became law. Besides overlooking the MMA for the next 5 years, the Case Act, the Fair Pay Fair Play Act, and the Classics Act will need to be monitored closely. 

Important Announcement!!!

MFM made an announcement at the MFM Public Musicians Forum #11 (February 13, 2019): MFM supports political actions leading to the amendment of the “Safe Harbor” provision (section 512) of the DMCA.

Further details of this, as well as announcements of official MFM action in this regard, will be forthcoming.

Objectives

Work out a general agreement for performing musicians.

Improve the member portal.

Contact NYC’s “musicians friendly” venues and discuss a guaranteed performance agreement.

Invite the VIP (1%) musicians to our organization to advocate #UnityInTheMusicCommunity and #MakingMusicIsAProfession.

Help members become familiar with the inner workings of the music business, including the digital / Internet world.

Form alliances with the AFM and other musician support organizations and support them in their endeavors.

Reach out to politicians who care for musicians rights.

Organize an MFM Music Festival for the end of next year (with performances by our members).

Expand MFM’s on-line magazine  DooBeeDooBeeDoo NY to promote our members

#MakingMusicIsAProfession

If you believe in MFM, please get on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or the platform of your choice and snap a photo of yourself displaying our mission: #MakingMusicIsAProfession. or #UnityInTheMusicCommunity Be proud and say it loud!

Member Benefits

MFM needs your participation in order to grow and make a difference. We will provide you with tools, resources, support, and a network of musicians who stand behind one concept: #MakingMusicIsAProfession.

Below are some of the benefits of becoming a member. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us! Or, skip the reading and register now.

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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