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…
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.
A movement aimed at bringing more film and videogame scoring to L.A. has emerged and the AFM has been a primary target of criticism.
Fifty-four years ago, Readers' Digest published an article about the American Federation of Musicians. Titled "The Union That Fights Its Workers," it attempted to explain how AFM leadership was…