This note is in celebration of the life of Rick Culver. I met Rick in 1967 when we were in the Army Special Services band at Fort Meade Maryland. It didn’t take long to become good friends and that friendship has lasted over the years. Continue reading →
Los Angeles musicians union makes historic move by taking position in 2020 Democratic Primary
LOS ANGELES, CA (Feb. 12, 2020) – The American Federation of Musicians Local 47 is proud to endorse Bernie Sanders for President of the United States in the 2020 Primary Election.
Members of the Los Angeles musicians union’s political action committee voted unanimously to recommend that the AFM Local 47 executive board – the elected leadership body of the 7,000-member union – endorse Sen. Sanders as the candidate who best represents the interests of musicians. On Tuesday, the board in turn voted unanimously to endorse Sanders in an unprecedented move for a union historically removed from taking official stances in presidential elections. Continue reading →
FREE WORKSHOP for musicians, actors, & everyone in entertainment
Monday, March 2 – 6:30-8:30 p.m.
The Actors Fund, 1st Floor SAG-AFTRA Cagney Room 5757 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90036
Make sure you understand both the potential impact of California’s new AB5 law and new Tax Reform laws. We’ll discuss the pros AND cons of incorporation, and help you ensure that you’re prepared to file your 2019 returns!
Co-sponsored by The Actors Fund and SAG-AFTRA, this FREE workshop is for EVERYONE (not just actors…) in entertainment. It will be moderated by Miata Edoga, National Financial Wellness Consultant for The Actors Fund, and Ronnie Steadman, Enrolled Agent with the IRS. Ronnie has over a decade of experience handling personal and corporate returns for entertainment professionals.
The Taft-Hartley Act of 1947, along with the Wagner Act, enacted 12 years prior as part of the “New Deal,” laid the foundation for the current collective bargaining process as it relates to the formation, funding and administration of employee benefit plans. But, the way in which Taft-Hartley achieved this goal was not in a pro-union manner. Continue reading →
Explore celebrations of African American music & culture throughout the city
Jazz in Schools
Bringing music education to Southland students
Sakari Dixon Vanderveer
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Effective January 1, 2020, members who belonged to three or more AFM Locals throughout 2019 can petition the AFM Secretary-Treasurer for a “rebate equal to the per capita dues received by the Federation” for that member’s membership in each AFM Local in excess of two. (Members pay their Federation per capita dues as a portion of their local annual dues. The local forwards the member’s per capita dues to the Federation. Only the Federation’s portion of the annual dues will be rebated). Continue reading →
Browse the list of Los Angeles-made nominees below. The 62nd annual GRAMMY winners will be announced live on Sunday, Jan. 26 at Staples Center, airing on CBS. Be sure to tune in and listen for the live AFM Local 47 house band! Continue reading →