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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. 

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.

Ken Hatfield

MFM Workshop “Make Music Your Business” #9 w. Ken Hatfield Report

By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | October 15, 2019

Date: Tuesday, September 24th, 2019 Venue: WingSpan Arts (NY) Review by Dawoud Kringle On Tuesday, September 24th, 2019, Musicians for Musicians (MFM) presented a milestone in its Workshop Series: Workshop with Ken Hatfield Speaking about Copyright – legally protecting your creations. MFM Members and friends are no stranger to Ken Hatfield. Described as “a veritable…

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MFM Public Musician Forum

MFM Hudson Valley Chapter Meet Up #1 w. Jazz Maestro Joe Lovano

By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | October 2, 2019

The MFM Hudson Valley Chapter Meet Up #1 w. Jazz Maestro Joe Lovano is held in Kingston (NY), October 12th, 2019. This public meet up is organized and run by Musicians For Musicians (MFM) President Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi (347-963-1448) and member Stephen Johnson (845-282-6721). PLEASE CALL STEPHEN JOHNSON AND ASK FOR ADDRESS. —— FREE FOR…

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MFM Public Musicians Forum #17

MFM Public Musicians Forum #17 Report

By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | September 11, 2019

Date: July 24, 2019 Venue: WingSpan Arts (NY) By Dawoud Kringle On Tuesday, August 27th, 2019, MFM held its 17th Public Musician’s Forum. The meeting opened with Sohrab Saadat Ladjavardi (MFM President) and Billy Harper (BoD) introducing special guest speaker Nivair Stein. Ms. Stein is an Author, Scientist, Artist, Yoga Instructor, and Ayurveda Lifestyle Counselor,…

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