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 must collaborate and act collectively in order to fight unfair pay especially by the the digital service providers, such as Spotify, YouTube.
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 in the near future (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.
Date: February 23, 2016 Location: CA Music Room (NY) Attendees: 4 7:15 – Sohrab began the meeting with a musical offering. 7:20 – Attendees introduced themselves. Copies of meeting agenda, mission statement & IRS 501(c)6 description were distributed. 7:25 – Sohrab explained a few details of the ambiguity of the legal status musicians have regarding categorize how they…Read More
NYC Council’s Committee on Consumer Affairs Holds Hearing on Freelance Isn’t Free Act; Graphic Artists, Writers, Domestic Workers and more Rally at City Hall in Support of Bill 1.3 Million Freelancers in NYC; Average Lost to Nonpayment Epidemic: $5,968 / year WHAT: At press conference before NYC Council’s Consumer Affairs Committee hearing, gig workers rally behind bill…Read More
Date: Monday, January 25, 2016 Location: CA Music Room, 218 E. 25th Street (btw 3rd and 2nd Avenues), New York, NY 10010 Time: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm The first open MFM meeting of this year will be hosted by president and musician Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi and attended by some of the board members. The…Read More