Archives: September 2008

09/27/08 Local 655 Election Results

At the September 27, 2008 Special Membership Meeting to fill vacant offices, the following members were elected to office for the balance of the 2008-2009 term of office:



09/01/08 SFM Launches YouTube Channel

South Florida Musicians Association has launched a YouTube channel to promote its members. The channel can be found at:

Members, if you have video of your ensemble, please contact the Local to see how we can add it to our channel. And if you already have video hosted on YouTube, please send us the link.

09/01/08 Instrument Insurance From Clarion Available

Just a reminder that in addition to the Seabury & Smith policy, instrument insurance is now available through Clarion, at discounted AFM rates. For more information, please contact the Local or visit:

Http:// or 1-800-VIVALDI (848-2534)

09/01/08 We Are Stronger Together

The end of the summer is approaching, the new season will start up before we know it, and it seems an appropriate time to reflect on some of the thoughts from previous editions of the newsletter.

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09/01/08 Recording Alert: Live Nation Sessions

Live Nation is soliciting and administering recording projects through its label, which is not a signatory to any agreements with the AFM. Therefore, recording sessions for artists formerly signed to signatory labels--such as Madonna, Jay-Z, and Shakira--are not covered under the Sound Recording Labor Agreement (SRLA) at this time.

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09/01/08 That Union Thing

Broward public school teachers dressed in black on August 20 to protest their lack of a contract and state education funding cuts. Negotiators have declared an impasse and teachers may stage another protest on September 3.

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09/01/08 Local and Industry News

Live Nation has secured a long-term contract from the city of Miami and the Bayfront Park Management Trust to run the 6,000-seat Bayfront Park Amphitheater. Live Nation will refurbish the amphitheater with modern seating and state-of-the-art production capabilities. The renovated amphitheater will reopen in June 2009.

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