August 2020 Overture Online: Embracing the New Virtual Era

Inside This Issue:

Embracing the New Virtual Era

Amid season cancelations, SoCal orchestras launch innovative new digital, artistic and learning initiatives

At the Drive in… Concert!

‘2 am at the Sands’ Concerts in Your Car series presented with Rubicon Theatre

Member Spotlight

Dave Grohl defends teachers amid politicized rush to unsafely reopen schools

and more!

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Alert Re: Multi-Tracking and Remote Recording Rates

In the remote recording world that has arisen as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has come to our attention that many musicians may be receiving improper payment.

Musicians must receive separate session payments when asked to record and deliver separate, multiple parts, as provided in the Electronic Musical Devices provision of the Basic Theatrical, Television Motion Picture, and Sound Recording Labor Agreements.

If you have recently supplied multiple parts and believe you may have been underpaid, please contact the union. We will work to ensure that you are properly compensated for your work during these difficult times when it is needed most, and that the employer provide any additional session and fringe benefit payments, as well as pay any applicable late payments.

Musicians Need Help NOW: Extend pandemic unemployment benefits!

SEND IN YOUR LETTER NOW

Pandemic unemployment benefits are about to expire!

The supplemental $600 unemployment benefit many musicians have relied on will end before August, reducing the max unemployment benefit in California to $450/week.

Please send a letter from your family to the U.S. Senate today. Tell them how the crisis has impacted your ability to work, and why these benefits are so important. Continue reading

Tell Congress: Extend Pandemic Relief!

Pandemic unemployment benefits are about to expire!
 

The supplemental $600 unemployment benefit many musicians have relied on for the past 3 months will end before August, reducing the max unemployment benefit in California from $1,050 to $450/week. In addition, the unemployment benefits extended to independent contractors will also expire at the end of this month.

Please send a letter from your family to the U.S. Senate today. Tell them how the crisis has impacted your ability to work, and why extending these benefits is so important.

Once you’ve sent your letter, please check out Local 47’s COVID19 resources page for more information about assistance available to musicians. 

Book Review: ‘Adventures in Arranging’ by Dr. Richard Niles

Composer/arranger/producer, AFM Local 47 member Dr. Richard Niles has had musical adventures with some of the world’s most successful and acclaimed artists from Paul McCartney to Pat Metheny, James Brown to Randy Brecker, Tina Turner to Michael McDonald, Ray Charles to the Pet Shop Boys. Continue reading

Next General Membership Meeting: July 27, 2020

Based on guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and the California Governor’s Office prohibiting group gatherings during the COVID-19 crisis, we will be holding our next General Membership Meeting on July 27, 2020, electronically via Zoom.

This meeting is open to all Local 47 members in good standing. Registration is required. Once your membership is verified, you will receive an email link with the  virtual access code. Register at afm47.org/gmm.

New to Zoom? Read our Step-by Step User Guide here.

On the agenda (subject to change):

• Officer Reports
• Phase 2 Feasibility Report
• Old and New Business

Open to all members in good standing.

Please review meeting policies here.

July 2020 Overture Online: Finding a New Rhythm

Inside This Issue:

Finding a New Rhythm

What will returning to work look like for musicians amid COVID-19?

 

Local 47 Updates

Next General Membership Meeting July 27 via Zoom;
Nominating petitions for General Election available August 1st
 

Member Spotlight

Clayton Haslop

and more!

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Overture Online is optimized for reading via smartphone or tablet. For those without access to a smart device, issues may be viewed on a web browser here. Local 47 members may download archived pdf versions from the members section at afm47.org.