Archives: May 2009
South Florida Musicians Association extends an invitation to all musicians in south Florida to attend a networking event on Monday, June 1, 2009 at The Field in Dania Beach.
05/01/09 Local 655 Moving SaleSouth Florida Musicians Association will be closing at the end of the day on Friday, May 15, 2009 and reopening on Monday, May 25, 2009 at our new location.
05/01/09 Membership Meeting Reminder
This is a reminder that the next Membership Meeting will be on Saturday, May 16, 2009 at 2:00 PM. Details are available in the previous notice:
05/01/09 More Musicians Lose FGO JobsI got an e-mail and a phone call this week from a principal string player in this season's Florida Grand Opera replacement orchestra. He took the job despite our warnings about lack of job security at FGO. He assumed that he was secure enough to not have to worry about being fired. Apparently he was wrong.
05/01/09 That Union ThingThe Screen Actors Guild has reached a tentative agreement with movie and television studios. The agreement would run through June 2011, putting SAG back at the bargaining table at the same time writers' and directors' unions would be negotiating new contracts.
05/01/09 Local and Industry News
The states of Oregon and Montana have recently passed laws that classify musicians working in nightclubs and bars as independent contractors. Previously, in both states, musicians were classified as employees of the venues and subect to workers compensation and unemployment tax.