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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

The Bulletin Board – Paying Your Dues Online
Welcome to Bulletin Board, Local 802’s new blog, intended to contribute news and information relating to issues currently concerning our membership. Bulletin Board will be a space in which we will share information about topics that directly affect us and our

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Rebecca Cherry is a Musician of New York. Rebecca is a freelance musician who wears many hats as a violinist, electric violinist, composer, arranger, writer, and actor. Throughout her career, she’s had the opportunity to do everything from performing in

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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 June 2018 issue here.

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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.