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.
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
Date: Tuesday, September 24th, 2019 Venue: WingSpan Arts (NY) Review by Dawoud Kringle On Tuesday, September 24th, 2019, Musicians for Musicians (MFM) presented a milestone in its Workshop Series: Workshop with Ken Hatfield Speaking about Copyright – legally protecting your creations. MFM Members and friends are no stranger to Ken Hatfield. Described as “a veritable…Read More
The MFM Hudson Valley Chapter Meet Up #1 w. Jazz Maestro Joe Lovano is held in Kingston (NY), October 12th, 2019. This public meet up is organized and run by Musicians For Musicians (MFM) President Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi (347-963-1448) and member Stephen Johnson (845-282-6721). PLEASE CALL STEPHEN JOHNSON AND ASK FOR ADDRESS. —— FREE FOR…Read More