America's Songwriters Deserve Better Than This: Op-Ed

The Department of Justice (DoJ) has dealt a massive blow to America's songwriters. After a two year review of the consent decrees that govern ASCAP and BMI, career lawyers who were never elected nor confirmed to their positions, led by a lawyer who previously represented Google, determined that songwriters should have even fewer rights, less control over their intellectual property and be treated more unfairly than they already are. The Department ignored the voices of copyright experts, members of Congress and thousands of songwriters and delivered a huge gift to tech companies who already benefit from egregiously low rates.

MMF-US Applauds Reps. Nadler And Blackburn On Introduction Of The Fair Play Fair Pay Act Of 2015

MMF-US Applauds Reps. Nadler And Blackburn On Introduction Of The Fair Play Fair Pay Act Of 2015

MMF-US President Barry Bergman, released the following statement in support of the Fair Play Fair Pay Act of 2015 introduced by Congressman Jerrold Nadler, Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet, and Congressman Marsha Blackburn, Vice Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

Personal Managers Interchange

MMF Members are invited to meet with personal managers from all segments of the entertainment industry nationwide for networking, education and business insight. Then join us for an exciting and memorable evening as we honor the first inductees into the Personal Managers Hall of Fame. All of this April 22-23, 2015, in Greater Palm Springs, California. MMF-US Members receive $50 discount. Click HERE for more information.

Music Managers Forum-US And Women In Music Present: The Music Managers Panel - 9/17/14

Today's music managers are faced with unique challenges. They are not only managing the careers of their artists but also, often times, playing the role of the CEO of a music industry business. Women in Music, in partnership with the Music Mangers Forum US, is proud to present this panel of expert music managers who will address the role a manager plays in today's industry, strategies that work, strategies that don't work, anecdotes to inspire and teach us, the economics of being an artist manager, latest issues that are challenging music managers as well as their artists, and much more.

MMF Crowdfunding Comparison

One of our goals at Music Managers Forum-US is to educate and disseminate information regarding areas of interest to managers. Below is an MMF-US exclusive: a short Q&A with representatives from leading music crowd funding services/platforms. These answers furnished to MMF-US for the Q&A are posted exactly as provided from each of the responders. Because music managers may advise their clients to utilize alternatives for funding creative projects outside of the major/indie label system, MMF-US hopes to help popularize some of the options through the dissemination of this first-hand information.