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Nice work Allistair!!!

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Allistair Elliott is with Francine Schutzman.

Great day! Thanks to Minister of Transport Hon Marc Garneau, for including musical instruments in the discussion on Passenger Rights Bill C49. Early days, but moving in the right direction.

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Canadian Federation of Musicians added 3 new photos.

Musicians can't eat "Exposure"!
Festival organizers not paying musicians?! Totally unfair!
Musicians at BreakOut West, are BROKE, OUT WEST

#musicianrights #paytoplay #musicians #brokeoutwest #breakoutwest2017 #bow2017

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Canadian Federation of Musicians added 2 new photos.

Porter votre instrument de musique dans un avion?
Voici les documents les plus récents pour vous guider, qu'il s'agisse de vérifier ou de continuer, du processu...s de sélection et d'autres ressources de voyage utiles.

Vous pouvez également contacter CATSA ACTSA : http://www.catsa.gc.ca/complete-item-list…

Trouvez la politique de l'instrument de musique pour votre compagnie aérienne : https://www.fim-musicians.org/airlines-list…

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Wear your musical instrument on a plane? Here are the most recent documents to guide you, whether to check or continue, the selection process and other useful travel resources. You can also contact catsà actsa: http://www.catsa.gc.ca/complete-item-list?nid=12942&field_wtp_category_tid=All Find the music instrument policy for your airline: https://www.fim-musicians.org/airlines-list?utm_source=FIM+News+%28EN%29&utm_campaign=9b22642b57-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c7643b1e81-9b22642b57-1206645737
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Canadian Federation of Musicians added 2 new photos.

Carrying your musical instrument on a plane?
Here's the latest docs to guide you through whether to check in or carry on, the screening process and other useful... travel resources.

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Canadian Federation of Musicians labour dispute intends to end exploitation at Western Canadian Music Alliance's BreakOut West Festival Toronto, Canada - Monday, September 11, 2017 -- The labour dispute between the Canadian Federation of Musicians (CFM) and the Western Canadian Music Alliance (WCMA), the entity which operates the BreakOut West Festival (BOW), has not been resolved. The BOW conference, which begins on September 13th, in Edmonton, Alberta, the vast majority of festival musicians do not receive payment for either their live performances or for the festival recording their shows. [ 328 more words ]



Try to keep up!!!

The music industry: it all depends on how you look at it! Here's an animated look at the massive transformations witnessed over the past 10 years.

Read & Learn!!!

The recording of covers is common practice in the music industry, and has only become more popular of late, particularly with the rise of YouTube. Still, by nature of the fact that a cover is someone else's intellectual property, there are inherent legal complications. Here we look at what some...

Regular Processing: Submit your P2 package to CFM at least 75 calendar days prior to first performance. US Immigration reports a processing backlog for Regular Processing Premium Processing: Submit your P2 package to CFM at least 30 days prior to first performance. NOTE: When you submit a P2 application; you do so at your own risk. AFM does not have control over the decisions U.S. [ 46 more words ]



Canada's Supreme Court rendered an important decision for the music industry: https://www.icmp-ciem.org/…/search-engines-can-be-compelled…

CMRRA applauds this... important decision.

It's a win for everyone whose livelihood is made and lost online, and it requires an important gatekeeper like Google to take an active role in ensuring the just administration of the Internet.
We thank our colleagues around the world at ICMP, IFPI and CISAC as well as Music Canada for their leadership in this initiative.

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Ottawa, Canada and London, UK, 28th June 2017 – In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court of Canada has today issued a judgment confirming that Canadian courts have the power to compel search engines to take effective action to remove illegal sites from their search results both in Canada and worldwid...
AFMCC Musicians shared a link.
June 20
Move aims to limit partisan appointments and increase diversity, but ultimate approval for members still rests with Heritage Minister

Mr. President!!!

AFM President Ray Hair called on musicians to work together at the 4th International Orchestra Conference. We can negotiate fairness with employers by working in unity—just as strength and harmony arise from unity when we perform.

Songwriters take note!!!

It seems like a source of great frustration at SOCAN that many songwriters are not bothering to collect their live performance royalties. While most songwriters know SOCAN collects and distributes their performance royalties for radio, TV/film, and online use, many seem to be ignoring their most lik...

CFM Initiates Action Against Western Canadian Music Alliance Musicians in Labour Dispute with WCMA FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Toronto, ON May 30, 2017 - Canadian Federation of Musicians (CFM, the Canadian National office of the AFM) has entered into a labour dispute with the Western Canadian Music Alliance (WCMA), which has offices in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The WCMA operates the Breakout West Festival, an event which features an industry conference, presentation of the Western Canadian Music Awards and live performances of musicians in various public venues. [ 350 more words ]



They Die!!!

The digital distribution of music is not fairly compensating the people who create it, and continual touring cannot make up the difference

May 23, 2017 Dear Plan Member/Local Officer, You may have read the recent article by AFM President Ray Hair in the May 2017 International Musician regarding the conditions of the US Pension Fund (AFM-EPF). Please be advised that this article is not relevant to the Musicians' Pension Fund of Canada. The Musicians' Pension Fund of Canada is a completely separate fund from the American Federation of Musicians and Employers' Pension Fund. [ 48 more words ]


Bad News!!!

Ottawa: The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission has effectively killed MuchFACT, the MuchMusic funded Foundation to Assist

Dear Members, Thanks for your participation and input in the Goodlife Fitness survey! The results show significant interest levels, so Goodlife approves the program to offer a corporate discount. This program is eligible only to currently active CFM members, plus their corresponding family/spouses. The enrolment is available online and requires you to enter your AFM Number for members. The AFM Member Number can be found in your AFM Portal and is a different member number than the one assigned by your Local. [ 1,157 more word ]