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 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.
Musicians are essential workers.
"Musicians are the vanguard of ALL artists." - Dr. Cornel West
MFM 2021 New Year Statement
MFM 2021 New Year Statement
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.
On Friday, January 29, 2021, MFM presented “’Music Is Essential’ ZOOM Webinar #2 with Baba Donn Eaton Babatunde Speaking About Caribbean Drumming in America.” Baba Donn Eaton Babatunde is a master percussionist. He performed and / or recorded with The Dance Theatre of Harlem, Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre, Maurice Hines, Gregory Hines, Andy Williams, Chuck…Read More
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