Posts Tagged ‘Dawoud Kringle’

MFM Membership Drive Winter 2019

Membership Drive

Dear Board members, Supporters & ex-Free Members, First of all, Happy New Year! The new year is always a time of changes, looking back, and most importantly, looking ahead. Musicians for Musicians (MFM) is doing just that. As you doubtless read in our Membership Meeting Report (part 1 & part 2), MFM made an astonishing amount of…

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Public Musicians Forum #9 Report

MFM Public Musicians Forum #8 Report

Report by Dawoud Kringle (with Ken Hatfiled) – Photos by Dawoud Kringle MFM held its 9th Public Music Forum – and the last such meeting of 2018 – on Tuesday, November 27th, 2018 (which fell on Jimi Hendrix’ 76th birthday). The meeting was run by Billy Harper (MFM Board member) and Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi (MFM President).…

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MFM Public Musicians Forum #8 Report

MFM Public Musician Forum

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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MFM Public Musicians Forum #5: Addressing Tough Questions

Review by Dawoud Kringle On Thursday, April 19th, MFM presented its fifth Musicians Forum. The meeting was a little late in starting. As we waited, the subject of strategies for the MFM agenda, the politics of the music business, and various pension plans were casually discussed. There was also discussion about union vs. nonunion contracts.…

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MFM Public Musicians Forum #4 Focuses Upon Women's Issues in the Music Business

Ladies Night! Review by Dawoud Kringle On Tuesday, March 27th, MFM held its fourth Public Musicians Forum at Yeoryia Studios in New York run by Billy Harper and MFM’s President Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi. Saadat opened the meeting by bringing up the recent gun control protests. Here are a group of mostly teens who, overnight, organized a nationwide protest.…

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The Annual MFM Membership Meeting 2017 Report

MFM Rocks the Vote… Report by Dawoud Kringle (Photos by Dawoud and Sohrab) Wednesday, December 13th, 2017, MFM held it’s Annual Membership Meeting 2017. The meeting was held at the Brooklyn Music School (NY).  This was an important event, because it serves as a platform for MFM members to make their voices heard. The main…

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Review: MFM New Member Orientation November 2017

Date: November 27, 2017 Venue: WeWork Wall Street (NY) Review by Dawoud Kringle (Photos by Dawoud and Sohrab) The November 2017 MFM got off to a bang. I opened the meeting, and explained the origins of MFM. Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi (MFM founder) augmented the presentation of the MFM mission of advocacy of musical professionalism. There…

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Review: MFM Presents “Make Music Your Business” #5 MFM Talk Series W. Steve Gordon

Entertainment Attorney Steve Gordon in conversation with Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi Review and photos by Dawoud Kringle On Thursday, October 19th, 2017, the latest installment of the MFM Talk Series was held at WeWork Wall Street, NYC. This installment featured the celebrated entertainment lawyer/author Steve Gordon.  Steve Gordon is an entertainment attorney with over 20 years of…

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