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.
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…Read More
Report and photos by Dawoud Kringle Date: 12/5/2018Venue: WigSpan Arts (NY) MFM brought 2018 to a close with its annual board member vote, a recap of MFMs achievements during the past year, and a look ahead to 2019. The meeting began with MFM President Sohrab Saadat Ladjavardi giving an overview of MFM’s achievements in 2018: 1. Creating #UnityIntheMusicCommunity:…Read More
Report by Dawoud Kringle (with Ken Hatfiled) – Photos by Dawoud Kringle MFM held its 9th Public Music Forum – and the last such meeting of 2018 – on Tuesday, November 27th, 2018 (which fell on Jimi Hendrix’ 76th birthday). The meeting was run by Billy Harper (MFM Board member) and Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi (MFM President).…Read More