Category Archives: March 2024

March 2024 Overture Online: Solidarity Wins!

Inside This Issue:

  • COVER STORY: Solidarity Wins! AFM Secures Tentative Agreement With AMPTP, Delivering Historic Wins for Musicians
  • Women’s History Month: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Member Spotlight: Lindsey Stirling
  • Join ‘The Crew’ at the Many Crafts, One Fight Rally on March 3
  • AFM Local 47 Endorses Adam Schiff for U.S. Senate
  • Music Performance Trust Fund 2024 Scholarship Applications Now Open
  • LA County Fed 2024 Voter Guide – Vote by March 5!
  • Auditions: Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera, Modesto Symphony Orchestra
and more!

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AFM Secures Tentative Agreement with AMPTP, Delivering Historic Wins for Musicians

The American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada (AFM) has reached a tentative agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) on the Basic Theatrical Motion Picture and Basic Television Motion Picture contracts. The agreement, unanimously recommended by the bargaining committee, represents a significant victory for musicians working in film and television.

“This agreement represents a major win for musicians who have long been under-compensated for their work in the digital age,” declared AFM International President and Chief Negotiator Tino Gagliardi. “We have secured historic breakthroughs in streaming residuals, established critical guardrails against the misuse of AI, gained meaningful wage increases and other important gains. This agreement represents a watershed moment for the artists who create the soundtracks for countless film and TV productions.” Continue reading