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Musicians File Lawsuit Against Movie Studios
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Musicians File Lawsuit Against Movie Studios

June 8, 2015 By Marc Bussanich  New York, NY—The American Federation of Musicians announced two weeks ago that it has filed a lawsuit against six movie studios because the musicians claim that the studios are violating long-standing collective bargaining agreements by reusing film soundtrack clips in other films and television programs without appropriately compensating musicians. 

Jazz Artists Call on Jazz Club Owners to Scale Up Pensions!
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Jazz Artists Call on Jazz Club Owners to Scale Up Pensions!

May 5, 2015 By Marc Bussanich New York, NY—Hundreds of public sector and private sector employees gathered near Columbus Circle to celebrate May Day on Friday. Kevin Blancq joined the troupe to bring attention to struggling jazz artists who aren’t receiving pension contributions from the owners of the jazz clubs they perform for.

The Robots Are Coming For Our Jobs!
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The Robots Are Coming For Our Jobs!

May 1, 2015 By Joe Maniscalco New York, NY –  In as little as five years, hi-tech robots could replace fast food workers at restaurants across the country — and that’s only the beginning. According to the author of the provocative new book, “Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future,” it…

Musicians Say AM/FM Radio Should Pay Up!
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Musicians Say AM/FM Radio Should Pay Up!

April 16, 2015 By Marc Bussanich  New York, NY—The president of the American Federation of Musicians said at the musicFIRST press conference on Monday, where Congressman Jerrold Nadler announced he would be introducing legislation to ensure musicians receive royalties from radio broadcasters, that its high time for his members to be paid each time their…

SAG-AFTRA Calls on Music Fans to Support Fair Play, Fair Pay
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SAG-AFTRA Calls on Music Fans to Support Fair Play, Fair Pay

April 15, 2015 By Marc Bussanich  New York, NY—The musicFIRST coalition announced on Monday morning new legislation being introduced by Congressman Jerrold Nadler that would require radio broadcasters to start paying musicians when they’re music is played either on Internet, satellite or AM/FM radio. SAG-AFTRA is very much part of the coalition supporting the Fair…

Musicians Demand Fair Pay from Radio Broadcasters
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Musicians Demand Fair Pay from Radio Broadcasters

April 14, 2015 By Marc Bussanich  New York, NY—Some of Rock 'n' Roll’s and Motown’s legends gathered at SAG-AFTRA’s offices on Broadway to join Congressman Jerrold Nadler’s introduction of the Fair Play Fair Pay Act of 2015, which would update music licensing rules so that musicians and songwriters receive the full value of their work…

Natural History Museum NYCHA Program
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Natural History Museum NYCHA Program

October 29, 2014 By Amanda LoMonaco New York, NY — The American Museum of Natural History Family Science Program will now provide free museum visits for families in NYCHA housing along with supervised tours and workshops. Children and families can explore the natural world of exhibitions, workshops, and interactive activities with museum staff. Funding has…

Airbnb’s NYC Listings Violate The Law
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Airbnb’s NYC Listings Violate The Law

October 21, 2014 By Neal Tepel New York, NY – A report issued by Attorney General Eric Schneiderman found widespread illegality across New York City listings on the Airbnb website, with data indicating that as much as 72% of Airbnb reservations over the last several years violated New York law.

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