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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. But probably the most important upcoming action concerns 512 reform of the the Digital Millennium Copyright Act's "safe harbor" provisions.
It's a fact: #MakingMusicIsAProfession
Be it a bandmate, a club owner, a political candidate, a small record label, or a corporate conglomerate, or a popular music streaming service – with the absence of legislation and accountability, unfairness is deeply rooted in our industry.
Work out a general contract 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 by Dawoud Kringle (with Ken Hatfiled) MFM held its 8th Public Musician Forum in New York on Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018. The meeting was run by jazzman Billy Harper (MFM Board member) and Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi (MFM President). Saadat began with suggesting that the meeting adhere to a simple agenda. 1. Discussion of what […]Read More
MFM & Eclectix to Present an Evening of Jazz in Support of Professional Musicians Wednesday, Sept 5th, 7-9 PM at Zinc Bar (NY) The Event Will Feature Tenor Sax Master Billy Harper and His Group and the E.C.O. Ensemble, a Jazz Composers’ Quintet New York City, Aug. 16, 2018 – Musicians for Musicians (MFM), a […]Read More
MFM is joining our friends Marc Ribot of ARC 802 and the Content Creators Coalition (c3’s) in fighting for the CLASSICS Act (which we discussed in previous MFM meetings) ensuring that all pre-1972 artists are compensated for their work. Oregon Senator Ron Wyden, acting in Silicon Valley corporate interests, has introduced the anti-artist “Access” bill […]Read More