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Musicians Union ‘Has Not Resolved Our Core Issues’ With Studios, Sets Date to Resume Negotiations

The American Federation of Musicians is grappling with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers over pay, streaming residuals, AI and more. Billboard.com (Feb 5, 2024) — After negotiating a new contract with film and TV producers for the last 10 days, the American Federation of Musicians (AFM), the 70,000-member union that represents musicians in orchestras and …

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IATSE, SAG-AFTRA, Writers Guild of America, Teamsters Statements in Support of American Federation of Musicians

January 23, 2024 — Following the first day of contract negotiations for the members of the American Federation of Musicians who work under the collective bargaining agreement with the AMPTP, IATSE, SAG-AFTRA, Writers Guild of America West, Writers Guild of America East and the Teamsters issued the following statements of support for the musicians. Matthew …

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Another Hollywood strike could be looming—this time for musicians

The American Federation of Musicians says it’s fighting for residuals for streaming content and protections against artificial intelligence, among other issues. January 22, 2024 — Hollywood’s labor problems might not be quite over. Following extended strikes from the Writers Guild of America and Screen Actors Guild (SAG-AFTRA) last year, the American Federation of Musicians (AFM), which represents musicians throughout …

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Hollywood Musicians Begin Bargaining With Focus on Streaming and AI

January 22, 2024 — The union representing Hollywood musicians begins bargaining on Monday with demands for streaming residuals and protections from artificial intelligence. The American Federation of Musicians kicked off the talks with a rain-soaked rally at the Sherman Oaks Galleria, home of the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, which bargains on behalf of the …

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As Musicians Start Talks With Studios, Hollywood Labor Leaders Lend Support In Picket

January 22, 2024 — On a rainy Monday morning, workers from multiple guilds turned up at the offices of the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers in a show of unity: “We’re all together in this industry.” The leader of the American Federation of Musicians proclaimed that Hollywood labor is “in a new era” as dozens of …

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Another Hollywood strike? Musicians union prepared to do whatever it needs’ for AI protections and streaming residuals

January 20, 2024 — After a year in which both actors and writers hit the picket lines, another Hollywood strike may be on the horizon. The American Federation of Musicians (AFM), a union representing musicians across the entertainment industry, will begin negotiations Monday on a new contract with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP). …

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AFM Fair Share for Musicians Solidarity Rally Sets Tone for Negotiations

A little rain couldn’t dampen the high spirits of close to 300 AFM members and supporters during a morning rally and press conference on January 22 in front of the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) headquarters in Sherman Oaks, California, on the first day of negotiations for the Motion Picture/TV Film contract. …

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Musicians Call for Equity and Sustainability in Upcoming Contract Talks with AMPTP

In less than three weeks, the AFM will begin bargaining with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) for the film and motion picture contract. Now it’s our turn to negotiate a fair and sustainable contract for our members – just like our fellow unions WGA and SAG-AFTRA did.   WHAT ARE WE FIGHTING …

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