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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.


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.


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


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.

New York Composers Circle

Roger Blanc joined the AC!

By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | December 29, 2018

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,…

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Result of the Membership’s Annual Board Election 2018

By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | December 26, 2018

Official result of the annual Board Election 2018: all Board members (Billy Harper, David Belmont, Melanie Frey and Stefan Andemicael) were approved unanimously for another year by the membership. Congrats!! Members: 86 (100%) In Person: 2 (2.3%) Email: 32 (37%) Call-In: 2 (2.3%) Abstention: 50 (58.4%)

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MFM Annual Membership Meeting 2018 Report P.2

MFM Annual Membership Meeting 2018 Report P.2 – Membership and Finances

By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | December 21, 2018

Report and photos by Dawoud Kringle  For the last year and a half, MFM has offered free membership. This was an attempt to promote MFM to musicians in a risk-free manner. The idea served its purpose: it presented MFM and its new approach to securing musician’s rights to an understandably skeptical public. According to MFM…

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