September 14, 2015
By Neal Tepel
New York, NY – On Labor Day, September 7, 2015, the musicians union Local 802 AFM launched #NotesForRelief, a new fundraising campaign and website to help musicians in need. This project will be coordinated by the union's Musicians' Emergency Relief Fund. A non-profit, founded in 1967 which has provided assistance to hundreds in need.
September 2, 2015
By Tara Jesssup
New York, NY– The American Federation of Musicians has filed suit against French company KIDAM for their failure to pay more than 20 bands that were recorded at New York City’s Winter Jazzfest for commercial broadcast on French television. It has been more than seven months since KIDAM entered into an agreement to pay wages and benefits for music recorded at Winter Jazzfest, and yet these musicians have not received payment by the Paris company.