ASMAC 2017 Golden Score Awards: Two Legends, One Stage

Charles Fox and Paul Williams to be honored at ASMAC Golden Score Awards

The American Society of Music Arrangers and Composers proudly announces that the 2017 Golden Score Awards will be held on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017 at the Hilton Universal Hotel in Universal City.

ASMAC is delighted to honor two highly-accomplished composer/songwriters, Charles Fox and Paul Williams, who are the best of friends. All are invited to join and salute these two outstanding members of our community. This very special evening will also help ASMAC to raise funds for our scholarships and educational programs. Continue reading

Non-Union Alert: Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra

AFM Local 47 has been in discussions with Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra, a conductorless chamber orchestra based in Los Angeles, to try and bring into appropriate AFM contract. Unfortunately they have not agreed to sign on to a union agreement.

Their next concert takes place Nov. 18, 2017 at Walt Disney Concert Hall. If you are contacted to perform with Kaleidoscope, please be aware that at this time it is a non-union date with no union contract protections. We recommend that AFM members not participate until such a contract is in place.

Any musician performing at a major venue like Disney Hall deserves to earn a fair wage and benefits in line with industry standard. By making orchestras available for dirt cheap, employers come to expect bargain rates that undermine musicians’ ability to pay their bills.

Members contacted to perform with Kaleidoscope are encouraged to alert the President’s office at 323.993.3181.

AFM Local 47 Statement on Sexual Harassment in the Entertainment Industry

AFM Local 47 Statement on Sexual Harassment in the Entertainment Industry

As a labor union, American Federation of Musicians Local 47 was founded on the core principles of fairness, dignity, respect, and equality for all people. No one should ever be subjected to sexual or physical harassment or abuse of any kind in the workplace, and we commend the many women and men who have courageously spoken out and shared their stories of sexual abuse and harassment in the entertainment industry. Continue reading

November 2017 Overture Online: The LA Orchestra Fellowship

Overture Online
November 2017

The LA Orchestra Fellowship
Three Los Angeles organizations join forces to help address broad lack of diversity in American orchestras


Introducing: 47 Strong
Building a more powerful and effective union for Los Angeles musicians

GRAMMY Updates
Voting moves online and more changes for 2017 voting period

Golfing for a Good Cause
Music Fund of Los Angeles 16th annual fall classic to raise funds for musicians in financial distress

and more!

The Overture Online app is available FREE @ Apple App Store & Google Play:

  
Overture Online is optimized for reading via smartphone or tablet. For those without access to a smart device, this issue may be viewed on a web browser (must have flash enabled). Local 47 members may download archived pdf versions from the members section at afm47.org.

H&W: Eligibility and Enrollment Mailings Begin in November

Professional Musicians, Local 47 and Employers’ Health & Welfare Fund

HAVE YOU HAD A CHANGE OF ADDRESS?

The Professional Musicians Local 47 and Employers’ Health & Welfare Fund (“Fund”) will soon be determining eligibility for benefit coverage effective January 1, 2018. Important Contribution and enrollment information will be mailed out by the Fund; if you don’t complete and return this information on a timely basis it could negatively affect your ability to enroll or qualify for coverage with the Fund. If you have moved within the past year or you are new to the Health and Welfare enrollment process, PLEASE verify your address with the Fund’s administrative office. Continue reading