The Independent Gigging Musicians

The Independent Gig Musicians group is conducting a brief 1-2 minute survey for the month of October 2021. This survey is intended to help freelance musicians effectively identify and weigh the costs (both monetary and opportunity) vs. financial benefit for individual gigs. Are you really making money at that gig, or is it ultimately costing …

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Radio 586 AZ Roots 09-01 to 09-07-21 show 414 Gustavo Angeles, Roney-Jones

Friday nights 7-8pm on, KOFA AM/FM in Yuma, and these FM stations: 89.5 Williams, 90.1 Prescott, 90.7 Kingman, 89.5 & 91.3 Flagstaff. Hear our broadcasts 24/7 at Click this link to download/listen to MP3 of this show: Hosted by Joseph Leyva Gustavo Angeles-Patas Pa’rriba-SINGLE Gustavo Angeles Roney Jones-Forgiveness-EP Ineffable LLC


As of this writing we are planning to have a General Meeting. Unless something drastically changes, it looks like it will have to be a ZOOM meeting. This ZOOM meeting will take place on June 8, 2021 at 7:00 pm. We will be sending out a ZOOM invite on June 4th, 2021 via Constant Contact.  …

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MPTF Live Stream – Stan Sorenson

Stan Sorenson Trio Music Performance Trust Fund – Online Event MPTF May 4, 2021 It starts at 7:00pm ARIZONA TIME!!!!! This should be good! You don’t want to miss this one.

Music Family Scholarship

Dear locals, We are excited to announce the return of our scholarship! We ask for your help in getting the word out to your members that this opportunity is available for them.  Attached you will find the fact sheet, you can access the application directly here: As always if you have any questions please email …

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New Bill Would Restore Tax Deduction for Union Dues, Other Worker Expenses

Four years after the income tax deduction for union dues was ripped out of the U.S. tax code, pro-worker lawmakers are fighting to bring it back and, for the first time, make it available without itemizing. The Tax Fairness for Workers Act would also restore the deduction for other unreimbursed employee expenses, including travel and …

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Local 586 and MPTF Support Arizona Arts Community

Gabriel Bey of Local 586 (Phoenix, AZ), longtime arts promoter and union committee outreach chair, came up with an idea to bolster the local Phoenix arts community during the pandemic.  With a grant from the Music Performance Trust Fund (MPTF)—he and Sandra Bassett, also of Local 586, created a special live-streamed concert series to celebrate …

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MPTF Live Stream – Andrew Gross Quartet

Andrew Gross Quartet- Live Stream Music Performance Trust Fund – Online Event April 6, 2021 It starts at 7:00pm ARIZONA TIME!!!!! This should be good! You don’t want to miss this one.

Multiemployer Pension Reform Act

On Wednesday, March 17th, AFM-EPF Trustees agreed to withdraw the pending Multiemployer Pension Reform Act (MPRA) application. With the passage of the Butch Lewis Emergency Pension Plan Relief Act in the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, the need for proposed AFM-EPF benefit reductions in the forthcoming years has been eliminated. The American Rescue Plan …

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