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Musicians Take on Streaming at Motion Picture/TV Film Negotiations
Fight continues as contract is extended
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Local 47 musician named 2019 Woman of the Year
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Monday, April 22, 2019, 7:30pm
@ AFM Local 47 – Rehearsal Room 7
3220 Winona Ave. Burbank CA 91504
On the Agenda (subject to change):
* Presentation of 50-Year Pins
* Jay Cohen Plaque Presentation
* Officer Reports
* New Media Campaign Update
* Old and New Business
Open to all members in good standing.
Pizza & light & refreshments will be served.
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Life Member. Drum Set
2/5/1929 – 3/11/2019
Survived by daughter & grandchildren
Life Member. Trombone
3/17/1918 – 1/19/2019
Survived by son & daughter
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Negotiations between the AFM and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers began March 13. On the first morning of bargaining, musicians held a press conference calling on the film and TV studios to engage in fair contract negotiations and protect the future careers of professional musicians as the industry shifts to streaming and online distribution. The story was reported by several news outlets including Variety, Billboard, Deadline, and Digital Music News. Continue reading
India.Arie Simpson is among a small class of post-millennial R&B artists more likely to recall the likes of Roberta Flack and Bill Withers than almost any given artist played by urban contemporary radio stations. Continue reading
The Rochester Music Hall of Fame announced the 2019 inductees for this year’s ceremony, and among them are two Life Members of the American Federation of Musicians Local 47.
Beach Boys founding member, guitarist and vocalist Al Jardine, and 11-time Emmy Award-winning composer and producer Jack Allocco, will be along those inducted into the Rochester Music Hall of Fame at the 8th annual induction ceremony on April 28. Continue reading
Please note that Low-Budget Recording Scales have increased 3%, effective Feb. 1, 2019. The new scale summary may be found here.
Professional Musicians & Employers’ Health & Welfare Fund:
CHANGES TO 2020 PARTICIPANT ELIGIBILITY LEVELS
Commencing with the Jan. 1, 2020, coverage year, the minimum initial eligibility threshold to qualify for enrollment in medical plans sponsored by the Professional Musicians, Local 47 and Employers’ Health & Welfare Fund (the “Fund”) will be reduced to $700 in Employer contributions. Thus, effective with the current Qualifying Period — Oct. 2, 2018 through Oct. 3, 2019 — the amount of Employer contributions necessary for eligibility at the Fund’s “C Level” of coverage/benefits shall be $700 (including any available permissible carry-forwards from the 2017/2018 Qualifying Year). Continue reading
Another Awards Season is behind us, and what a season it was! This was a big year for members of AFM Local 47, with several of our musicians winning awards, receiving nominations, and having contributed to making the music recordings that contributed to some of the biggest hits of 2018. Continue reading