Category Archives: Overture Online

February 2024 Overture Online: African Americans and the Arts

Inside This Issue:

  • COVER STORY: Black History Month 2024: African Americans and the Arts
  • Hundreds Rally to Support Musicians at Film/TV Contract Bargaining Kick-Off Event
  • Member Spotlight: Kosine
  • L.A. Black Worker Center Receives $2.5 Million; Press Conference Feb. 2
  • Limited Pressing Agreement Recording Rates Increase in 2024
  • AFM Goes to NAMM! Highlights from the 2024 Show
  • Sony Pictures Entertainment Dedicates John Williams Music Building on Historic Culver City Lot
and more!
 

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January 2024 Overture Online: Musicians Demand a Fair Share in the New Year

Inside This Issue:

  • COVER STORY: Musicians Demand a Fair Share in the New Year
  • General Membership & Annual Club Meetings: January 22
  • 2024 Wage Scale Books Now Available
  • Member Spotlight: Michael O’Daniel
  • MusiCares Launches ‘Resilience on the Road Toolkit’ for Touring Musicians
  • The Year in Labor: An Overview by LA Fed President Yvonne Wheeler
  • Film Musicians Secondary Markets Fund: A New Year Rings In a New Fund
  • Auditions: Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
and more!
 

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December 2023 Overture Online: The Magic of Music

Inside This Issue:

  • COVER STORY: The Magic of Music – ‘Tis the Season to Celebrate the Wonder of Our Art 
  • Music Performance Trust Fund Offers Increased Funding for 2024 
  • Congratulations 66th Annual Grammy Nominees! 
  • Member Spotlight: Siddhartha Khosla
  • Local Wage Scale Updates Announced for 2024
  • Pacific Jazz Orchestra Launches Spectacular Debut Season
  • File for Your Creative Artist Business Tax Exemption
  • Auditions: Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera
and more!
 
 
 

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November 2023 Overture Online: Community

Inside This Issue:

  • COVER STORY: Community – Building Connections Through Collective Action
  • As SAG-AFTRA Strike Continues, Musicians Support & Organize
  • Member Spotlight: will.i.am
  • Honorary Member Seth MacFarlane Donates $10M to Strike Relief Effort
  • AFM Supports AI Campaign to Support Human Creativity
  • Book Review: ‘Music and Life’ by Mike Vaccaro
  • Auditions: Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera
and more!
 

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October 2023 Overture Online: Hollywood’s Enduring Legacy

Inside This Issue:

  • COVER STORY: Hollywood’s Enduring Legacy
  • General Membership Meeting: Monday, Oct. 23
  • Member Spotlight: Bruce Dukov Performs Record 1,900th Motion Picture Score
  • WGA Reaches Tentative Deal; Musicians Prepare for Our Turn
  • Book Review: ‘Music for Prime Time’ by Jon Burlingame 
  • Auditions: New West Symphony, Bay Philharmonic, Long Beach Symphony
and more!
 
 

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September 2023 Overture Online: Happy Labor Day

Inside This Issue:

  • ON THE COVER: Happy Labor Day!
  • SoCal Labor Celebrates National Day of Solidarity
  • Member Spotlight: Meredith Snow
  • Labor Day Rally 2023: Take a Stand for Healthcare Workers
  • Creative Artists are Rising Up… Musicians are Next!
  • Auditions: New West Symphony, Bay Philharmonic, Long Beach Symphony
 
and more!
 

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August 2023 Overture Online: Hot Labor Summer

Inside This Issue:

  • COVER STORY: Hot Labor Summer – Labor disputes in every sector heat up the Southland
     
  • Musicians ramp up support for striking writers & actors
     
  • Member Spotlight: Dave Grohl
     
  • Report from the 102nd American Federation of Musicians Convention
     
  • Modern Composition: Free classes for AFM 47 members begin Aug. 2
     
  • Book Review: ‘Beyond Lip Service: A Framework for Brass Fundamentals”
     
  • Auditions: Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera, Bay Philharmonic
and more!
 

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June 2023 Overture Online: Musicians Support WGA

Inside This Issue:

  • COVER STORY: Musicians Support WGA
     
  • AFM Local 47 Celebrates Pride Month
     
  • Spring Membership Drive Ends June 30 – Spread the Word!
     
  • Member Spotlight: Wendy & Lisa
     
  • Modern Composition with Dr. Norman Ludwin: Free for Members
     
  • Unions Strike Back! Thousands Gather in Solidarity at DTLA Rally
     
  • Pasadena Playhouse Receives Regional Theatre Tony Award
     
  • Audition: Santa Barbara Symphony
and more!
 
 

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May 2023 Overture Online: International Workers’ Day

Inside This Issue:

  • COVER STORY: International Workers’ Day
  • Gail Kruvand Elected New Secretary/Treasurer
  • Member Spotlight: Reggie Watts
  • Spring Membership Drive: Spread the Word!
  • All That Jazz: Highlights From Our First Annual AFM Local 47 Jazz Festival
  • MPTF Announces Two Student Scholarships for 2023
  • AFM Stands in Solidarity with WGA in Their Fight to Win a Fair Contract
  • Auditions: Modesto Symphony Orchestra
and more!
 
 

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