The Musicians’ Voice

Volume 114, No. 7July, 2014

The Musicians’ Voice is an open forum for discussion about the state of union affairs. The letters here do not necessarily express the views of Local 802. E-mail letters to or write to Allegro, Local 802, 322 West 48th Street, New York, NY 10036. Letters must be no more than 300 words.

As work goes overseas, what’s the best strategy for activism?

I see all of the effort expended in order to rectify the scoring and recording of film music going overseas. It is to a large degree a waste of time as they merely laugh at us. Nothing is being accomplished.

The problem is with the faulty legislation that has the tax incentive for filming but does not make the proper stipulations regarding the music.

The only solution is to exercise the right to demand that those who created the faulty legislation correct the flaws contained therein. That is where the effort should be and not wasting time on the street begging. We don’t have to beg. One wonders what was in it for the lawmakers to do as they did.

–Charles Samek