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
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.
By Dawoud Kringle On Wednesday, November 19th, 2019, MFM held its Public Musician’s Forum #18. In the past, these forums had dealt almost exclusively with music business. This forum was different; it focused on an entirely different business and how it relates to the music business. Michele Gambetta is a NYC-based artist who has been…Read More
Report: MFM Mixer Vol. 2 Featuring Jazz Master David Liebman, the Eclectix Ensemble & Lyndol Descant
An Evening of Jazz in Support of Professional Musicians By Dawoud Kringle On Wednesday, November 6th, 2019, MFM presented An Evening of Jazz in Support of Professional Musicians. Zinc Bar in New York City hosted the event. The event, the last major MFM event of 2019, was a music and networking mixer bringing together musicians,…Read More
Date: October 22, 2019 Venue: Wingspan Arts (NY) Report by Dawoud Kringle On Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019. MFM presented its 10th Workshop: Make Music Your Business with Adam Reifsteck attended by David Belmont (Vice President) and Board members Billy Harper and Roger Blanc. Reifsteck is a New York based musician, producer, composer, and entrepreneur and MFM…Read More