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Music Performance Trust Fund Live Streams program

The Recording Industry’s Music Performance Trust Fund (MPTF) provides live and FREE music all year round in the U.S. and Canada. With COVID-19 prohibiting most types of live in-person performances, MPTF has developed a program to present concerts virtually via live stream.

View archives of recent MPTF Live Stream performances here. Continue reading

‘MusicianFest’ Doc Shares the Healing Power of Music

AFM Local 47 musicians Cali Rose, Jamie Shaheen, Music Performance Trust Fund Trustee Dan Beck, and Kirk Andrés Wilson at the ‘MusicianFest: Never Too Old’ documentary shoot at Long Beach Senior Center June 1, 2018. Photo by Lucius Gallo/MPTF

New film highlights how the Music Performance Trust Fund enriches the lives of older adults

The recording industry’s Music Performance Trust Fund released the uplifting documentary “MusicianFest: Never Too Old” showcasing how its music programs for older audiences reduce isolation. The film reveals how music enriches not only the lives of older adults, but also the lives of the musicians who perform for them. Continue reading

Making the Film of a Lifetime

The incredible journey of ‘Matt and Maya’

by Linda A. Rapka

Sometimes when making a film, what goes on behind the scenes makes for a compelling story all its own. And one would be hard pressed to find a more impressive example than the story of “Matt and Maya.”

It all began at the Motion Picture and Television Fund, a not-for-profit charity located in Woodland Hills founded in 1921 to serve members of the entertainment industry as a retirement and assisted living facility, as well as a creative space for individuals to thrive in their later years. Among the many programs offered to MPTF residents include opportunities to create films and television programs that are broadcast on a closed-circuit station on the property. Continue reading

Music Performance Trust Fund celebrates 70 years

This year the Music Performance Trust Fund celebrates providing grants to help create free music performances for the public’s entertainment and education for its 70th year.

Its funding is meant to ensure that the professional musicians who are performing are reasonably paid on par with local scale, while assuring that there is no cost to enjoy the music. The idea is to enhance our communities and enrich lives through music. Co-sponsored events run the gamut of musical styles, from classical and opera, to Dixieland, pop, rock, country, jazz, and R&B. Events often introduce musical styles that are not easily accessible, and many times include an educational element. Continue reading

Send in your Music Performance Trust Fund application by April 1

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The Recording Industries’ Music Performance Trust Fund (MPTF) fiscal year ends April 30. Now is the time for potential grant applicants to send in letters requesting assistance for your group, ensemble or orchestra.

Changes to the MPTF require that all grant applicants have a Federal ID number (e.g. non-profit organization, local business, etc.) and assume all employer responsibilities; Local 47 is no longer responsible for preparing the payrolls as in years past. Applicants accepted for an MPTF grant are responsible for direct payment to all musicians, including benefits, work dues and the proper filing of union reports with Local 47. Once all the necessary paperwork and proof of payroll is submitted to Local 47, the documents will be sent to MPTF headquarters in New York. Once verified and processed, your grant check will be mailed directly from MPTF. Continue reading

Send in your Music Performance Trust Fund application by April 1

mpf_horiz

The Recording Industries’ Music Performance Trust Fund (MPTF) fiscal year ends April 30. Now is the time for potential grant applicants to send in letters requesting assistance for your group, ensemble or orchestra.

Changes to the MPTF require that all grant applicants have a Federal ID number (e.g. non-profit organization, local business, etc.) and assume all employer responsibilities; Local 47 is no longer responsible for preparing the payrolls as in years past. Applicants accepted for an MPTF grant are responsible for direct payment to all musicians, including benefits, work dues and the proper filing of union reports with Local 47. Once all the necessary paperwork and proof of payroll is submitted to Local 47, the documents will be sent to MPTF headquarters in New York. Once verified and processed, your grant check will be mailed directly from MPTF. Continue reading