Marianne Bennett and Evan Tyler, doing business as Element Music LLC, have signed on to Local 802’s Single Engagement and Club Date Agreement, effective Sept. 1, 2011.
Local 802 expects Element Music to become a major player in the single engagement field. According to club date rep Richard Schilio, “After seeing Marianne Bennett in the field on numerous occasions and getting to know her as a friend and as a professional musician, I know that she and her organization will be a pleasure to work with.”
The agreement, which encompasses two ends of Element Music LLC, covers both the Marianne Bennett Orchestra and the Evan Tyler Orchestra. Both sides of the business will become fully compliant with the union as of June 12, 2012.
The negotiations were amicable, with both sides desiring an agreement that would benefit both parties.
Local 802 looks forward to a long and prosperous relationship with the newly organized Element Music musicians.
In a statement to Allegro, Bennett and Tyler wrote, “Having both been professional entertainers for over 18 years, we understand the importance of supporting the talented musicians we employ. By voluntarily joining Local 802, we can now offer better resources to our valued performers for their present and future.”