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Organizing is taking ordinary people and empowering them to do extraordinary things. By coming together with other musicians at engagements, you are changing the basic power relationship between yourselves and the employer, venue owner or booking agency.

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News and Updates

Allegro is Online!
Now online: the latest issue of Allegro, our award-winning magazine! Stay up to date on union business, discussions about the music industry, legislation, and the music community. Read the December 2018 issue here.

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New York University is on the unfair list. Members are asked not to accept recording or performance work at NYU. Don’t know what the unfair list or a Do Not Work order is? Click here to learn more.

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The Council for Living Music

The Council for Living Music, a nonprofit organization, is devoted to preserving all forms of live musical performance and expanding access to the power of live music for all New Yorkers. 

Programs include the Teaching Artists Program, Jazz Mentors and Educational Clinics

Book a Band

Are you looking to hire a band or ensemble? Use and find some of the best musicians in the city.

The Emerging Artists Project

The Emerging Artists Project is a grant designed to help you make a living, while doing what you do best – make music.


From monthly updates on collective bargaining agreements to discussions about copyright protection, common challenges facing musicians and the joy of making music in the cultural capital of the world, Allegro keeps musicians up to date about issues and ideas at the forefront of New York City’s music scene.

Broadway Green Alliance

Local 802 supports the important work of the Broadway Green Alliance, on Broadway and through its Off-Broadway chapter, and recommends that Local 802 administration, staff, and musicians throughout the music industry foster an environment that welcomes and encourages the use of sustainable practices in their workplaces.

Jazz in the Afternoon

Jazz in the Afternoon presents Lou Caputo’s “Not So Big Band” on Tuesday, January 29 from 5:00pm – 6:30pm in the Local 802 club room. Proceeds to benefit the Musicians’ Emergency Relief Fund. Donations can be made by cash, check or credit card.