Mission Statement

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. 

Announcement

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.

Music matters.

Musicians matter.

Musicians are essential workers.

"Musicians are the vanguard of ALL artists." - Dr. Cornel West

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 New Member Orientation #1

By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | July 26, 2017

(From left: Marc Schmied (MFM member), Eve Harrison (MFM supporter) and Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi (MFM President) We are the vanguard of the next stage of the history of the music business… Text and photos by Dawoud Kringle   Often, a new or potential member of Musicians for Musicians will find oneself adrift, not sure what’s happening in…

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Bret Primack's YouTube Interview With MFM's Sohrab

By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | June 30, 2017

Bret Primack Believes In #MakingMusicIsAProfession Tomorrow Saturday, July 1, at 1pm filmmaker and educator Bret Primack aka the JazzVideoGuy (Tucson, AZ) will discuss with Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi of Musicians for Musicians (MFM) about “Survival for Creative Artists in the 21st Century on his YouTube channel: http://youtube.com/jazzvideoguy Check it out. Great to see me in person and hear what MFM…

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Review: MFM Presents “Make Music Your Business” #3 MFM Talk Series W. Mario Guarneri

By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | June 14, 2017

Date: May 25, 2017 Venue: WeWork Bryant Park (NY) Review by Dawoud Kringle On Thursday May 25th, 2017, the third MFM Talk kicked off. This Talk featured trumpet master, composer, improviser, music educator, music activist, and founder of Jazz in the Neighborhood  (JITN; a San Francisco based nonprofit organization helping jazz innovators and developing musicians to…

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