The American Federation of Musicians has sued Warner Bros., MGM and Paramount for alleged violations of the union’s master contract for recording film scores outside the United States and Canada. The…
American Federation Of Musicians
The American Federation of Musicians has wrapped up a new contract with the movie studios and TV networks, calling for a 2 percent across-the-board wage hike and other benefits. The AFM completed…
American Federation of Musicians Threatens to Expel Grammy-Nominated Video Game Composer (EXCLUSIVE)
The American Federation of Musicians is sending mixed signals to its members this week: threatening a Grammy-nominated video game composer with expulsion, while also trumpeting a new contract with…
The precipitous decline in work for L.A.'s studio musicians over the past 15 years, as outlined in a recent white paper, has many of them debating what can be done about it — and whether their own…
Work in music scoring in Los Angeles has plunged 68% to $15.5 million in 2013 from nearly $50 million in 1998, a new report shows. “Employment is in sharp decline," said the “Keeping the Score”…
The American Federation of Musicians, which has lately been assailed by studio musicians for its failure to secure lucrative videogame-scoring work, on Tuesday announced a new game agreement, the…
Using the Kevin Costner film “Draft Day” as an example, the American Federation of Musicians on Thursday launched a campaign designed to stop producers from sending scoring jobs to musicians outside…
A sold-out crowd filled the Warner Grand Theater in San Pedro, Calif., earlier this summer to celebrate the 35th anniversary of specialty record label Varese Sarabande. Among the parade of film music…
Just as production flight from Los Angeles has been decades in the making, the reasons for the decline in work for musicians on film and TV projects are deep-rooted.
For Rob Matsuda, playing the violin in Los Angeles has gotten tougher and tougher since he started as an orchestra instrumentalist in 1998 on "The Horse Whisperer."