Grammy Award-winning R&B singer Bruno Mars began to find success in the early 2000s by writing songs for popular artists. After several years as one of pop music’s premier songwriters, Mars broke out as a singer in his own right with the 2010 hit “Nothin’ On You.” Continue reading
Congratulations to all candidates, and thank you to all members who voted, in our 2020 Local 47 General Election.
AFM Local 47 2020 Election Returns*
PRESIDENT & DELEGATE (elect 1):
Stephanie O’Keefe – 743
Marc Sazer – 499
VICE PRESIDENT & DELEGATE (elect 1):
Rick Baptist – 738
Mike Merritt – 501
SECRETARY/TREASURER & DELEGATE (elect 1):
Danita Ng-Poss – 526
Gary Lasley – 459
Lydia Reinebach – 231 Continue reading
AFM Local 47 Life Member Abraham Laboriel has lived a life surrounded by music.
Born in Mexico City, his parents were Garifuna immigrants from Honduras. His sister is singer Ela Laboriel, and their brother was late rock singer Johnny Laboriel. Abraham is the father of drummer Abe Laboriel Jr. and of producer, songwriter, and film composer Mateo Laboriel — both of whom are also proud members of the Los Angeles musicians union. 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