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. 

Important Announcement!!!

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).

Expand MFM’s on-line magazine  DooBeeDooBeeDoo NY to promote our members


If you believe in MFM, please get on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or the platform of your choice and snap a photo of yourself displaying our mission: #MakingMusicIsAProfession. or #UnityInTheMusicCommunity Be proud and say it loud!

Member Benefits

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.

2018 MFM Annual Member Meeting

MFM Annual Membership Meeting 2018

By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | November 9, 2018

MFM Annual Membership Meeting 2018 Date: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 Time: 5 PM – 6:50 PM Venue: Wingspan Arts, 630 9th Avenue, Suite 602, New York, NY 10036 (http://wingspanarts.org/) Dear Members, This is the most important event for you to attend which gives you the opportunity to make yourself heard. Please speak out and address…

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MFM Public Musician Forum

MFM Public Musicians Forum #9 Invitation

By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | November 9, 2018

MFM Public Musicians Forum #9 Invitation MFM Public Musicians Forum will be run by Billy Harper and Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi. This will be our last forum for this year. Date: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 Time: 7pm – 9pm Venue: Upper West Side Yeoryia Studios, 2067 Broadway, (Between 71st & 72nd Streets), New York, NY 10023, Studio name: Norma (#55, 5Fl.) Our forum will feature…

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MFM Public Musician Forum

MFM Public Musicians Forum #8 Report

By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | November 8, 2018

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…

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