AFM joined with other unions & organizations in calling on Congress to reform assistance programs to better meet the needs of musicians who often work gig to gig,
The AFM & SAG-AFTRA Intellectual Property Rights Distribution Fund distributed $62 million in royalties to session musicians and vocalists—the largest distribution in the fund’s history.
The music community is calling on the FCC to do the right thing for musicians & fans by recognizing the unfair advantage that large AM/FM radio has over other platforms.
After musicians unanimously signed cards stating they are joining together in union, the orchestra’s board voluntarily recognized the union.
Knowing that our solidarity is our strength, entertainment industry unions are coordinating our efforts to secure financial support and other critical assistance during this crisis.
The CARES ACT will extend unemployment benefits to those who rely on contract work and freelance jobs, and also expand traditional unemployment benefits.
While gig economy workers were largely left out of earlier COVID-19 packages, this legislation would extend benefits to those who rely on contract work or freelance jobs.
AFM joined with other unions in calling on lawmakers to pass emergency legislation to help arts, entertainment, & media workers
When considering funding assistance and relief for working people, Congress & other lawmakers should pay particular attention to those who work and perform in the entertainment industry.
AFM is calling for immediate action including expanding unemployment benefits and an immediate moratorium on evictions, foreclosures, & utility shut-offs.