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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. But probably the most important upcoming action concerns 512 reform of the the Digital Millennium Copyright Act's "safe harbor" provisions.

It's a fact: #MakingMusicIsAProfession

Be it a bandmate, a club owner, a political candidate, a small record label, or a corporate conglomerate, or a popular music streaming service – with the absence of legislation and accountability, unfairness is deeply rooted in our industry.

Objectives

Work out a general contract 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

Dr. Cornel West
Joe Lovano
David Liebman
Kaveh Haghtalab
Greg Tate
Mazz Swift
Todd Barkan
Locksmith
Mary Halvorson
Marc Cary
LaRonda Davis
Leni Stern
Arturo O'Farrill
Jeri Silverman
Ehren Hanson & Adam Maalouf
Amelie Daniel
William Parker & Claudia Acuna
David Newhoff
Meera Dugal
Kamyar Arsani
Kai Falkenberg
Sameer Gupta
Jocelyn Bonadio-de-Freitas
Ben Ratliff
Neva E. Wartell
Neel Murgai
Jonathan Blake
Darrell M. McNeill
Andrew Schulman

#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 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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