A MESSAGE FROM THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS OF THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA
MUSIC CREATORS DESERVE TO BE PAID FOR THEIR CREATIVE PROPERTIES
The American Federation of Musicians' goal at the Local and National levels is to organize and prioritize the needs of professional musicians while providing the best possible performance platform/environment for Las Vegas musicians matriculating in the recording and live performance arenas. It is our hope to work closely with the Las Vegas Office of Cultural Affairs, hotel/casino venues, and other community resource groups, opening doors to real opportunities in the digital and performance rights (royalties) arenas. This is important so that musicians who toil every day to develop creative musical product will be recognized and begin to reap the economic benefits of their live and recorded product.
Raymond M. Hair, Jr., President
American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada
A MESSAGE FROM AFM LOCAL 369
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
WE'RE ALL ABOUT IMPROVING YOUR CAREERS
As the official representative of professional musicians in the city of Las Vegas, Chartered October 13th, 1931, the Musicians Union of Las Vegas has maintained a storied history of music performance at the highest levels supporting the likes of such music icons as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Joey Bishop and other pioneers who helped make this city the music capital of the west. With more than 350 members, our musicians perform in venues around the city bringing that professional Vegas Big Band Sound to more than 5 million visitors and theater goers each year. Our Las Vegas LIVE Digital Music conference, organized in cooperation with the City of Las Vegas, is part of a special, ongoing relationship that this Local maintains with the city providing professional performing opportunities to all the residents and artists of Las Vegas who strive to keep this city the unparalleled music mecca envisioned 87 years ago by the city’s founders. We are proud to partner with the City of Las Vegas Office of Cultural Affairs to bring professional performing opportunities, jobs and artistic growth to our city. And, we look forward to making this effort a permanent part of the Las Vegas cultural fabric. Thank you to Mayor Goodman and to Cultural Affairs Director Ally Haynes-Hamblen and all of the staff in the cultural affairs office for opening wide the doors to the future of music.
Jack Gaughan, President
Keith Nelson, Secretary-Treasurer
Members of Local 369 Executive Board of Directors
A MESSAGE FROM THE CITY OF
LAS VEGAS OFFICE OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS
The performing and visual arts are a thriving and essential part of our community. We work with the local and national arts community to create a more livable and vibrant city by delivering experiences, education and services to residents and visitors.
We are pleased to partner with the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada and AFM Local 369 to offer live performance opportunities for aspiring instrumental artists looking to improve their careers and serve the city of Las Vegas.
These paid performance opportunities are a first for the city and are hosted by the Music Performance Trust Fund an AFM affiliate dedicated to bringing live music to American communities via concerts that will be free and open to residents here in Las Vegas. There is no cost for audience members to attend and no tickets are necessary.
This is a one of a kind city-wide arts effort that will pay substantial dividends to our musicians and residents while providing valuable career workshops and clinics given by nationally renowned industry professionals from the recording and music royalty segments of the business. In addition, the city is pleased to welcome exhibits from the Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC which will host an exhibit related to its 2019 Smithsonian Year in Music.
With cosponsors like Sound Exchange, the Recording Industry Association of America, and the Smithsonian, our artists get the best professional advice possible. See you there and bring all your artist friends and colleagues
Free lunch and dinner will be provided for performing participants.
Ally Haynes-Hamblen, Director
Las Vegas Office of Cultural Affairs
LIVE, PAID INSTRUMENTAL PERFORMANCES: This event is a two part event that focuses on aspiring musicians looking for professional services. The principal service is a paid, live performance opportunity for instrumental musicians and the second is a career building segment that provides instruction on recording, contracts, how to get paid for your services, and how to get noticed within the city boundaries.
Las Vegas LIVE is a one day cooperative event between the city of Las Vegas Office of Cultural Affairs and Local 369 of the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada. It will take place at the renowned Fifth Street School, 401 S 4th Street, Las Vegas, NV. Our goal is to provide a professional performance platform for Las Vegas intrumental musicians interested in career enhancement and for those who wish to learn the path to professional opportunities that will provide security and longevity in this business while establishing a career that will last a lifetime.
The first segment includes workshops and exhibits designed to instruct participants on how to establish their business, work with contracts, secure bookings locally and nationally, establish retirement security, collect royalties, and a host of other matters. The afternoon session will host rehearsals and sound check leading to a late afternoon, 6:00 pm live, paid performance by local instrumental groups. Participating musicians are encouraged to invite their fan/followers as well as booking agents they want to impress. There is no cost for admission and no tickets are required.
Artists are encouraged to submit CD's or tapes to our panel of expert professional artists who will evaluate the music and offer written suggestions on how to improve your creative product. Likewise, tables will be available for groups that want to sell CD's and mingle with the public at large. There is no cost to exhibit. Exhibitors must confirm their needs on the participation application.
Free lunch and dinner will be provided by the AFM busy artist participants. Meals will be prepared and served by the Culinary Workers Union Catering Service to those with appropriate registration badges. One meal per badge/participant please.
Payments to players will be provided by the Recording Industries Music Performance Trust Fund located in New York City. Payments are made directly to players and not to managers or booking agents. Participants will be paid Local book rate. Players must provide all pertinent information such as name, address, and social security numbers.