Archives: August 2000
08/01/00 Member Benefits
Local 655 Web Page-Members Area and Referral Pages to go online
Peruse a copy of the latest newsletter, find out about breaking news, look up a phone number of a member, find out about local concerts, and more.
And in August, we add a membersí area with Scales, Bylaws, minutes from Membership and Executive Board Meetings, Events Calendar, and more. Referral Program pages will also be online, with photos, bios, and audio clips of our members.
Check it out at: Http://www.afm.org/655
08/01/00 Symphonic Shorts
Internet Agreement Ratified
Musicians, including members of the Florida Phil. and Boca Pops, recently ratified a national agreement covering distribution of live and prerecorded music over the Internet. The agreement is retroactive to February 1, 2000 and runs through January 31, 2002.
08/01/00 Recording Rap
On Sept. 13 the first Latin Grammy Awards will be broadcast by CBS from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The Latin Grammys mark the first time a major United States network will devote two hours of prime-time television to bilingual programming. Emilio Estefan Jr. is leading the nominations pack with six. Hopefully Miami will be hosting the 2001 Latin Grammys.
08/01/00 Casual Corner
The Arts DO have Impact!
A study done shows the following facts about the arts in New England:
- Total impact of nonprofit arts organizations: $3.9 Billion.
- Income generated by cultural tourism: $6.6 Billion.
- Arts and culture are the fastest-growing segment of the New England economy.
- The arts in New England support 247,000 jobs (equal to the computer equipment industry and more than the software and medical technology industries.
08/01/00 Official Business
Semiannual Dues Paid?
Please note that if you have not paid your semiannual dues, you are now subject to a $5 late fee. Check your mailing label for amounts that you owe (which includes work dues but not any late fees). Please call us if you have questions. Thanks!
08/01/00 Treasurer's Report
Local Exceeds Millennium Drive Goal
Our goal for the Millennium Drive was to recruit 50 new members, and Iím proud to say they that we actually ended up recruiting 79 new members! Please scan through the list on page 7 and see if there are any names that you recognize; if so, please take a moment to welcome them. We now have 913 members: 101 Inactive Life Members, 132 Life Members, and 679 Regular Members.