In light of the recent Covid 19 pandemic and out of respect for the health of our fellow citizens, the London Musicians Association (Local 279 of the Canadian Federation of Musicians) has decided to cancel this years Springbank Gardens Concert Series.Since August...
We at the LMA have a lot of musicians asking me about financial aid for full-time players. For AFM/CFM members there is many resources to go to but there is also help for non-members as well. This link will give you a starting point.CFM
The LMA office is moving within the next 10 days of early March to the 3rd floor of the Boys and Girls Club at 184 Horton St E, London, ON N6B 1K8. Doug Eyre our Secretary Treasurer will be running out of a new office there to attend to any LMA needs you might have or...
Features of the Program All Risks coverage on your instruments and equipment Worldwide coverage Rental reimbursement if you need to rent an instrument or equipment in the event of a loss, up to $1,000 $100 Deductible Commercial General Liability including bodily...
As professional musicians, we all realize the importance of being in good physical shape to perform to the highest standards; not unlike professional athletes. To that end, the Canadian Federation of Musicians has struck a deal with GoodLife Fitness that affords us a...
All musicians should remember this: When a producer engages a musician to perform recorded work to be posted on the Internet, there is an AFM EMSD agreement that covers that work. Read more here:
The September IM contains the annual Electronic Media Services special section. Here is an article by EMSD Director Pat Varriale on how EMS and Symphonic Services divisions work together:
Richard Niles’ new book will help you become a better musician, composer, and arranger. Niles, of Local 47 (Los Angeles, CA), encourages musicians to think, explore, and discover their own inner voice to develop a personal style.
Alan Menken, a member of Local 802 (New York City) for the past 44 years, recently joined the illustrious EGOT club, following his daytime Emmy win on July 26. Here's the story:
An aerosol study commissioned by a coalition of more than 125 performing arts organizations has generated a second set of preliminary results that provides further optimism for mitigating the impact of COVID-19 on performing arts activities: