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Currently Browsing: September, 2017

How should arts advocates use this statement of values?
Chris Carroll
Government officials like studies and plans. From economic impact studies and environmental surveys to community development initiatives and rezoning proposals, these plans and initiatives help our representatives organize complex ambitions and foster inter-agency collaboration. Public officials are always studying our

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In our new series, we hear from elected officials about their musical tastes, the music in their district…and what instrument they wish they played! HELEN ROSENTHAL Helen Rosenthal was elected to the New York City Council in 2013 and quickly

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Jazz Mentors 10
The Local 802 JAZZ MENTORS series has hosted some remarkable panelists in the last year and a half, resulting in some equally remarkable discussions on the business of jazz. The program has gained solid footing in the 802 community and

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Guest Commentary
As many musicians already know, there has long been an effort to amend copyright law to ensure that the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and other statutes better protect musicians and other content creators. However, big tech companies and their allies

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It pays to form a union! Guitar Center workers at four stores have unanimously ratified their first contract. The RWDSU, which represents retail workers in a variety of industries across the nation, clinched contracts for over 100 of Guitar Center’s

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Legal Corner
Harvey Mars, Esq.
Harvey Mars is counsel to Local 802. Legal questions from members are welcome. E-mail them to HsmLaborLaw@HarveyMarsAttorney.com. Harvey Mars’s previous articles in this series are archived at www.HarveyMarsAttorney.com. (Click on “Publications & Articles” from the top menu.) Nothing here or

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Rebecca Young on the joys of harmony, the fun of creativity and the passion of sharing music with the next generation
Interview by Bob Pawlo
When violist Rebecca Young joined Local 802 in 1985, she didn’t know that less than a year later, at age 19, she would become the New York Philharmonic’s youngest member (and the second youngest member in its history). Today, she

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Here's one huge thing composers must know before they sign a contract. (Warning: the stakes are high!)
Steve Karmen
HERE’S HOW IT WORKS TODAY: A composer is chosen by an advertising agency, usually after an exhaustive – often nonpaid – demo process to provide the musical score for a TV commercial. The spot, already filmed, has been edited using

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Local 802 members share their time, energy and music to help fellow musicians in need
Musicians help musicians. Since 2016, Local 802 has produced a concert series called JAZZ IN THE AFTERNOON (which has now been expanded to include other genres). The concerts feature the very best in Local 802 talent, with donations at the

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Reminiscences
Jerome Kessler
Isabelle Daskoff Samuels, 95, a violinist and a member of Local 802 for almost 30 years, died on July 20. A daughter, sister, friend and colleague, Isabelle was born in Illinois to Borris and Doris Daskoff. When she was a

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2017 Meeting called to order at 11:07 a.m. by President Gagliardi. Present: Financial Vice President Olcott, Recording Vice President Schwartz, Executive Board members Burridge, Cutler, Dougherty, Hyde, Kruvand, Sharman, Suttmann. Minutes from December 20, 2016 reviewed. It

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Leyla Mesic
I joined Local 802 to stay informed about important issues for musicians in New York and am looking forward to meeting new musicians for possible collaborations, networking and community. I am a pop singer, recording artist and composer (with a

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Stephanie Hollander
I joined Local 802 once I began freelancing in the metro area. After studying with top horn players from the Metropolitan Opera and Philadelphia Orchestra, my teachers told me about the benefits of joining the union. I would really enjoy

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Nate Lueck
I am very pleased to be joining such a large and distinguished family of musicians. My introduction to Local 802 came when I was hired as the guitar/mandolin/bouzouki player for Broadway’s “Come From Away,” an opportunity I was given by

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Anton Testa
I joined Local 802 because I wanted to expand my knowledge of music with other musicians. I was also encouraged by the various benefits that are offered to union members, such as the referral service. It makes me feel that

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Brian Ames
It has been a professional dream of mine to be a member of Local 802. I decided to join because I recently relocated from Orlando, and I wanted to become a part of the musical theatre community here. I spent

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Steve May
I joined Local 802 to be a part of New York’s professional music community and for the benefits of being part of a union, including both union resources and professional status. My goal in NYC is to continue to explore

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September '17
When I was a boy, our family made a trip every summer from our home near Seattle to Othello, Washington, my birthplace and the home of my maternal grandparents. In the Seattle railroad station for the Milwaukee Road there was

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