News and Updates

Read the current issue of Allegro
The current issue of Allegro, our award-winning magazine, is online! Stay up to date on union business, discussions about the music industry, legislation, and the music community.

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The Music Performance Trust Fund has announced new guidelines due to the Covid-19 pandemic. There are now increased funding opportunities for live performances — including live streaming (but not pre-recorded shows). If you’re organizing any streaming performances that are free

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Tech Support For Musicians
Introducing the Electronic Music Center. Confined to our homes, musicians are turning to new solutions to work and create. The Electronic Music Committee can help you navigate evolving technologies.

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Health Care

There are many important reasons to work under a Local 802 agreement. Among the most important is access to quality health care and insurance. The Local 802 Musicians Health Fund was established in 1951 for musicians and their families and is administered by a joint board of employer and union trustees and a plan administrator.

Resource Center

Local 802’s Resource Center guides members to access entrepreneurship opportunities and social services through curated links and information.


#MusiciansofNY tells the stories of the working union musicians of New York, with posts about a new musician every week on Local 802’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Longer versions of these features are archived on our website.


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.

Practicing At Home

Yes, you can practice in your home/apartment. No matter what your neighbor might say, the law is on your side: professional musicians have the right to practice in their apartments during reasonable hours. However, there are limitations, set by NYC regulations and rules that may govern your particular building.

Unclaimed Checks

You may have one or more checks waiting for you in our Recording/Checks Department. If you find your name within the link below, contact Local 802’s Recording Checks Department at (212) 245-4802 or