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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
2019: MFM Hits the Ground Running by Dawoud Kringle Date: February 13, 2019 Venue: WingSpan Arts (NY) The 11th MFM Public Musicians Forum (and first public forum of 2019 – the January meeting having been cancelled due to inclement weather) began with discussion of the membership drive. President Sohrab Saadat Ladjavardi talked a moment about…Read More
Dear Board members, Supporters & ex-Free Members, First of all, Happy New Year! The new year is always a time of changes, looking back, and most importantly, looking ahead. Musicians for Musicians (MFM) is doing just that. As you doubtless read in our Membership Meeting Report (part 1 & part 2), MFM made an astonishing amount of…Read More
Text by Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi Roger Blanc joined officially the AC and the MFM Family December 24th. Congrats and respect! Many of you met him at almost all MFM Public Musicians Forums since November last year. Speaking about him: he’s a composer (nu music?), excellent guitar player and a member of following organizations: Local 802,…Read More