Digital radio makes billions of dollars a year from music made before 1972. Yet, because of an ambiguity in copyright laws, many artists receive nothing. The CLASSICS Act would correct this inequity to ensure musicians who made this music finally get their due.
A proud and longtime member of New York City Local 802, Tania León celebrates diversity in composing and life.
AFM joined with other members of the music community today to urge Congress to pass a unified piece of music legislation in 2018.
The Toronto Local 149 members head out on the road with a new album, new tour, and big ideas.
After musicians and music lovers joined together to tell ABC, CBS, and NBC to Respect The Band—the networks have finally agreed to discuss paying live television musicians for ad-supported streaming.
We welcome the rate increase, but our broken copyright system still allows this wildly profitable company to underpay for recorded music based on a below-market standard.
Musicians demand the networks Respect The Band & pay musicians fairly.
The NYC Local 802 member talks about touring, learning from other musicians and organizing to get the benefits we deserve.
An associate conductor on over a dozen touring Broadway shows, Faith talks about the importance of working union.
Grand Ole Opry musicians won a new four-year contract with yearly raises, higher health and welfare payments, increased pension contributions, new satellite radio payments, and a percentage of the Opry’s receipts for streamed content.