The Recording Musicians Association (RMA) congratulates the tens of thousands of actors, broadcasters, singers, dancers and other performing artists who are now joined in one, immeasurably strengthened union. The new SAG-AFTRA One Union means greater representation and increased effectiveness in a fast changing media world.
Congratulations to the smart and courageous leaders from both SAG and AFTRA who worked tirelessly and successfully to create the new model for Entertainment Union solidarity. Professional musicians are proud to stand side by side with our esteemed colleagues in SAG-AFTRA at this pivotal time. We applaud your vision and the future it will surely bring.
Sound Recording Special Payments Fund and Music Performance Trust Fund
Last week a subcommittee of our American Federation of Musicians SRLA caucus gathered in New York to meet with record label representatives. Continue reading
We have just been informed by AFM President Ray Hair that the flagship Lionsgate Television show, Mad Men, is now an AFM series.
Early in the morning of Saturday, January 28, RMA Secretary Steve Dress and I met at Los Angeles International Airport for a flight to Nashville Tennessee. We had been invited by the RMA Nashville Chapter, and RMA First Vice President, Bruce Bouton to participate in an open meeting hosted by Nashville AFM Local 257. Continue reading
We offer you, your families and friends, very best wishes as you celebrate Labor Day. We hope it is a great holiday for all.
This is a great time to reflect on our deep debt to the courageous men and women throughout the Labor Movement. For decent and safe working conditions and basic protections on the job, we them so very much, even as struggles for social justice and worker rights continue. Continue reading
On behalf of the Recording Musicians Association, I’d like to offer warm and collegial greetings to the Delegates of ICSOM, your Governing Board, fellow guests, and to our courageous colleagues and hosts here in the city of Detroit. We offer congratulations on this productive and beautifully organized Conference and we greatly appreciate the invitation to participate with esteemed fellow musicians.
The past week, July 10-15, saw your representatives gather for another round of negotiations with the record industry for a successor AFM Sound Recording Labor Agreement. Continue reading