Archives: August 2016

08/01/16 Official Business

Membership Meeting

east of I95 on Sunrise Blvd, in the Ft. Lauderdale branch of the Broward Library, next to Holiday Park

Meet with Local 655 officers and discuss your concerns...let us know how we can help you! We look forward to speaking with you.

08/01/16 Last Month at the Local

Several Music Performance Trust Fund concerts took place in our jurisdiction this past month.

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08/01/16 Member Profiles

Name:  David Ruttenberg

Instruments:  Multiple including keyboards, piano, drums, bass, guitars, vocals

Member Since: 2005

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08/01/16 Membership Benefits

Royalties without a Hit?

Perhaps a misnomer, but the outcome is the same...musicians who record under the AFM Sound Recording Labor Agreement (SRLA), in addition to any money paid as a result of their having performed on the original session, will receive additional compensation as a result of record sales. For the royalty artist, this is in addition to the royalties as provided for under the agreement with the record company. This is true whether or not the recording that the musician performed on is a "hit," or even released.

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08/01/16 That Union Thing

A U.S. District Judge has given priliminary approval to a $27 million settlement in a class-action lawsuit against Lyfy by drivers who want to be treated as employees and not independent contractors.

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08/01/16 Local and Industry News

The Vero Beach High School orchestra will be performing in Austria in 2017. The orchestra has been invited to represent Florida at the American Celebration of Music. The orchestra of 150 musicians has previously performed in New York, Chicago, and Washingto D.C.

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08/01/16 Membership Roster Changes

New, Reinstated, Resigned, and Suspended members for July 2016:

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