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Austin Jazz Workshop Presents George Gershwin

The Austin Jazz Workshop is led by Mike Mellinger. Barton Hills Elementary School. Feb, 2016. ‘Fascinating Rhythm’ written by Ira and George Gershwin. Video produced by Gavin Tabone.

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Big Bird Remains Union

I’m pleased to announce there is a new agreement with Sesame Workshop. Earlier this year, Sesame Workshop announced a partnership with HBO bringing first-run episodes of Sesame Street exclusively to HBO for the next five years. After nine months of…

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GOT IVORY?

Changes to help protect endangered elephants were recently proposed by the Obama Administration that would further restrict the import, export, or sale of ivory in the U.S. Our union has been working with the administration to ensure that revised ivory…

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Music & Memory Project

Music and Memory Helps Improve the Lives of People with Alzheimer’s Some Texas nursing homes will soon begin using individualized music playlists to try to reduce the use of antipsychotic medication for people with Alzheimer’s and other memory disorders. The…

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Austin Music Census

The Austin Music Census is here! Click on the image to read the report!  We want to send out a big thank you to Titan Music Group, LLC for all of their hard work on this census and survey! To…

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Flying With Your Instrument

This first edition of the AFM’s Complete Guide to Flying with Your Musical Instruments contains useful resources and information that will enable you to navigate the complex world of government regulations that affect musicians’ travel, both domestically and internationally. It…

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AFM Entertainment

AFM Members check out  AFM Entertainment, the Union’s booking agency. “At AFM Entertainment we place our talented musicians with potential purchasers. When this happens we all gain… while at the same time helping your local musicians gain exposure and get…

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Austin Federation of Musicians: The Heart of Texas Music

AUSTIN FEDERATION of MUSICIANS: The HEART of TEXAS MUSICIANS AFM member James “Jamie” Desautels and Secretary-Treasurer Nicole Bogatz (Local 433, Austin, TX) came up with an idea: to share with AFM members the adventures of a fellow member currently on…

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A Nice Note From A Member

Dear Mr. Hale, Thank you for your years of service to Local 433 of the American Federation of Musicians. Your leadership has kept our brotherhood and sisterhood together in a time of unprecedented attacks on organized labor. Your absence will…

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The Man Behind Carl Thiel Music

Carl Thiel, member of Local 433 since 2004, is the owner of Carl Thiel Music. After completion of his latest movie score for Machete Kills, Secretary/Treasurer, Nicole Bogatz, decided to sit down with Carl for a little Q & A.…

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