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How To Travel With Instruments Containing Endangered Species

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Posted on the AFM website: Thursday December 8th, 2016 Did you miss this week’s webinar providing an overview of the new rules for crossing international borders with musical instruments that contain protected species? No worries! The webinar was recorded and may be viewed here. The one-hour webinar featured experts from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife […]

Grammy In My District 2016: Education Is The Answer by Alex Walsh

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On October 26th, I attended a meeting with Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi’s staff representatives Alex Lazar and Jocelyn Yow as part of the Recording Academy’s annual GRAMMYs in My District day of advocacy. More than 20 San Francisco Chapter Recording Academy members attended the meeting held at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. This was one […]

I’ve Got Your Gig Economy Right Here! by President, David Schoenbrun

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A study by Intuit predicted that by 2020, 40% of American workers would be independent contractors.  Curiously, but maybe not so surprising considering the closeness of recent presidential polls, a recent study by Pew Research found that almost 90% of us don’t even know what a “gig economy,” which refers to such a phenomenon, is. […]

Facing The Music: Copyright & Licensing Requirements to Play Music at Your Business

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I went to this seminar at the SF Public Library hosted by the City of San Francisco’s Entertainment Commission and Office of Economic and Workforce Development, and the Golden Gate Restaurant Association, which covered the music licensing requirements for businesses in San Francisco. Attorney Ilse Scott’s presentation was very informative. She outlined the basics of […]

It’s Time To Vote!!! by Alex Walsh

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It’s Time To Vote!!! June 7 is upon us and there is lots to vote about. Are you voting? Yes? What if everybody voted? Wouldn’t that be amazing? According to this article in Rolling Stone, if everyone voted, the United States would have higher minimum wages, lower income inequality, better healthcare, stronger laws against predatory […]