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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.
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.
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
Chicago’s Randy Chertkow and Jason Feehan, MFM Members and authors of the book Indie Band Survival Guide, will be on Playtime with Bill Turck and Kerri Kendall on Sunday May 27, 2018 from 2-3 PM Central time on WGCO. 1590 WCGO is a 10,000 watt radio station with studios in Evanston, IL. One of the few independently owned and…Read More
MFM Public Musicians Forum #6 “Musicians – we have to stop being so proud of being “very independent” and realize that: We are not alone. We are connected as in group of jazz musicians or, just group of musicians. Like it or not …… it has been the “negative stigma” placed on us as a “group”. Therefore, it is…Read More