Final Note: Daniel Adam Savell

2/11/1975 – 11/17/2023
Member. Percussion

It is with deep sadness that we share the heartbreaking news that Daniel Adam Savell has died. He passed away November 17, 2023, succumbing to injuries suffered in a sports accident. Dan was born February 11, 1975, in Newton, Massachusetts and was co-founder and co-owner of L.A. Percussion and Backline Rentals in Santa Clarita, California. Continue reading

Final Note: Donald J. Baldini (Baldwin)

Life Member. String Bass
12/5/1940 – 3/4/2024

Donald James Baldini, 83, of Westminster, Vt., died at home in the bed he made himself, just as he wished.

He was tenacious in his love for life, music, food and friends while he navigated the ups and downs of cancer for the past eight years. He will be remembered by all as a charismatic storyteller, world-class bass player and engaging teacher. Continue reading

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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‘Many Crafts, One Fight’ Rally w/ IATSE, Teamsters, Hollywood Basic Crafts

Join us as we support our Hollywood crew union colleagues at their pre-negotiations kickoff rally on Sunday, March 3 at Woodley Park in Encino.

IATSE, Teamsters and the Hollywood Basic Crafts (IBEW, OPCMIA, LiUNA, and UA) will begin jointly bargaining with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) — the same employers with whom we just concluded negotiations — the next day. Continue reading

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

Email Phishing Scam Alert

Several Local 47 members have recently reported receiving emails from someone claiming to want to hire them, and saying they obtained their contact information from Many of these messages appear similar and state that the job is voiceover work for a game show. Some, but not all, reference “Relix Media Inc.” and/or “John Loyal.”
We want to warn everyone that these emails seem to have been generated by a scammer/bot using our public-facing website exploiting our online member directory search feature, and that our website is working properly. Please do not reply to them. We encourage all of our members to be mindful and watch out for phishing attempts.

Please be aware that only the contact information you choose to have displayed in your profile is made available on our website. If you wish to update your Member Directory Profile preferences, you may fill out the form at

Should you have any questions about this or receive a suspicious message that mentions AFM Local 47 in the future, please email

AFM Local 47 Endorses Rep. Adam Schiff for U.S. Senate

On February 6, 2024, the AFM Local 47 Executive Board unanimously moved to endorse Rep. Adam Schiff for U.S. Senate.

Workers’ rights have always been a top priority for Schiff, and as Hollywood’s representative he has maintained particular focus on the entertainment industry. His founding of the International Creativity and Theft Prevention Caucus has increased awareness and understanding of creative industries, and has helped to create policies at home and abroad that prevent the theft of copyrighted materials. Throughout the pandemic, Schiff’s efforts helped ensure that all workers – even those with nontraditional employment like contractors, freelancers, and gig economy workers – could access the expanded unemployment assistance provided under the COVID relief bills. Continue reading

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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