MFM seeks to bring together musicians of all kinds in the cause of their mutual self-betterment, and to elevate their work to the level of a true profession.
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.
And it backs the American Music Fairness Act which demands musicians getting paid for AM/FM radio airplay.
Further details of these campaigns 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.
Banning Eyre on Bringing African Music into the American Music Scene Text by Dawoud Kringle On Thursday, July 15th, 2021, MFM presented its fifth webinar in the Music is Essential series. This one featured Banning Eyre, and the discussion centered around bringing African music into the American music scene. MFM advisory committee member Banning Eyre is…Read More
The Rhythmic and Harmonic History of Brazilian Music from Choro to Bossa Nova Report by Dawoud Kringle On Friday, March 26, 2021, MFM presented its 4th Zoom Webinar. MFM Members Richard Miller and Stephen Johnson presented a discussion on the history of Brazilian music. Guitarist Richard Miller has performed extensively throughout the United States and…Read More
The Art of Hearing what you See – Composing Music for Film, Television, Theatre, and Dance Review by Dawoud Kringle On Sunday, March 7th, 2021, Musicians for Musicians, in collaboration with the Manhattan Producers Alliance presented its newest webinar; The Art of Hearing what you See – Composing Music for Film, Television, Theatre, and Dance.…Read More