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Musicians’ Union Battles French Company for Payments Owed

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.

SAG-AFTRA Goes After Non-Union Commercials

July 22, 2015
By Steve Wishnia and Neal Tepel

SAG-AFTRA is intensifying its campaign against non-union commercials. Under its Commercials Organizing and Recapture Initiative, which began in May, it has found 40 non-union ads being made by advertisers who’ve signed the union’s commercials contracts.

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