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Musicians Indivisible SF by Barbara Bogatin, Local 6 & San Francisco Symphony Symphony Member

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Musicians Indivisible SF by Barbara Bogatin, Local 6 & San Francisco Symphony Symphony Member “…Indivisible, with liberty and justice for all,” a phrase we have all spoken countless times since we mindlessly memorized the Pledge of Allegiance in elementary school. These words have taken on new meaning since the 2016 election, as many of us […]

My Step-Mom, My Hero by Alex Walsh

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My Step-Mom, My Hero by Alex Walsh Yesterday I attended a ceremony at San Francisco City Hall honoring my Step-mother, Conny Ford, for Women’s History Month. She was nominated by District 6 Supervisor Jane Kim for her work spearheading the campaign for Free City College in San Francisco. Now I can go back to college for […]

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. […]