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.
Ken Hatfield Speaking About Copyright – legally protecting your creations. Understanding, securing and defending the most fundamental of all artists’ rights. Date: Tuesday, September 24th, 2019 Time: 7pm to 8:30pm Venue: Wingspan Arts (Film Center Building, 630 9th Ave, between 44 & 45 St., Suite 602, NY, NY 10036) Ticket: $15 (free for MFM members).…Read More
MFM Public Musicians Forum #16 Report Date: July 24, 2019 Venue: WingSpan Arts (NY) By Dawoud Kringle On Wednesday, July 24th, 2019, MFM held its Public Musicians Forum #16 at Wingspan Arts in New York City led by Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi (President) and Billy Harper (MFM Board). The meeting began with a discussion of the Case…Read More
By Dawoud Kringle Date: June 23, 2019 Venue: WingSpan Arts (NY) The MFM Public Musicians Forum #15 began with a discussion of the recent Make Music NY (MMNY) event on June 21st, 2019. MFM members Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi, on sax and vocals, Billy Harper on sax, David Belmont on dobro and percussion, Roger Blanc on electric…Read More