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SAG-AFTRA’s Duncan Crabtree-Ireland Shows Guarded Optimism on Production Comeback

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The Big Payback: How Pharrell Williams Is Breaking the Chains of the Music Industry’s Troubled Past

"It's the system that needs to be rebuilt. These are old buildings. There's asbestos and faulty wiring."

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SAG-AFTRA Members Ratify New Film & TV Contract; Major Win For Union’s Leadership

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AFM - American Federation of Musicians

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1 year ago
SAG-AFTRA & AMPTP Reach Tentative Deal On New Film & TV Contract

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The Science Behind Orchestras' Careful Covid Comeback

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom Reveals TV, Film Production Can Restart June 12

On Friday the governor explained how Hollywood will reopen after months of lockdown due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

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Criterion will stream notable titles by black filmmakers for free

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Music Industry Calls for Tuesday Blackout as Labels, Managers Show Solidarity With Black Community on Social Media

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Theatre Musicians Association - Chicago Area Chapter

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Hollywood Gobsmacked By California Governor’s Plan To Potentially Reopen Production Soon

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Entertainment Industry Union Leaders To Discuss Their Efforts At Combating Pandemic

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Streaming-only movies will be eligible for awards at the 2021 Oscars

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Reopening Broadway: Actors’ Equity Recruits High-Profile Safety Consultant As Exec Director Details What’s At Stake

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Writers Guild Exec Says No Deal on Studio Talks, Calls Alliance "Despicable"

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WGA And AMPTP Move Closer To Agreeing On A May 11 Start Date For Film & TV Contract Negotiations

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How Composers Are Navigating the Giant ‘Jigsaw Puzzle’ of Scoring During Coronavirus

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Hollywood has few jobs, but these companies are hiring workers idled by the coronavirus

Where can Hollywood's cast and crew find work during the coronavirus crisis?

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WarnerMedia Sets Ex-Hulu Boss & Amazon Exec Jason Kilar As CEO

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Films won’t have to screen in theaters to qualify for this year's Golden Globes

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March 2020 Archives | Senza Sordino

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Hollywood Guilds Tap Emergency Funds for Workers, But That May Not Be Enough

Filing for unemployment or disability benefits is an option for some, and the unions are urging the federal government to do more.

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Protect Entertainment Workers

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Musicians Union President Calls On Government To Step Up To Help The Industry’s Suddenly Unemployed

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Broadway Goes Dark Amid Coronavirus Concerns

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Stephen Colbert Lands Animated Variety Show at CBS All Access

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DGA Board Approves New Film-TV Contract That Includes Big Gains In Streaming Residuals

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Directors Guild Reaches Deal With Producers

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Alan Menken To Receive Max Steiner Award

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Alan Menken: 2020 Max Steiner Lifetime Achievement Award

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Bob Chapek to Succeed Bob Iger as Disney CEO

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WGA Members Overwhelmingly Approve “Pattern Of Demands” For Contract Talks That Could Spark Industry’s First Strike Since 2008

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ViacomCBS to launch new streaming service blending CBS All Access with Paramount films, Viacom channels

ViacomCBS is in the awkward position of being simultaneously early and late to the streaming wars.

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Beyond Hildur: 5 More Female Composers Competing at the Oscars

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1 year ago
German Artists Organize to Demand Bigger Slice of Streaming Pie

A group of managers who represent German music stars like Helene Fischer have mounted a campaign to boost their cut of online revenue.

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Directors Guild Launching Contract Talks With Production Companies

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Oscar Carries a Tune: Final Analysis of the 2020 Song and Score Candidates

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Huge Win for Composers: Discovery Networks Backs Down on Plan to Cut Composer Royalties

Discovery Networks has completely abandoned their demands that composers give up their U.S. performance royalties.

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Spike Lee is first black person to lead Cannes Film Festival jury

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Hildur Guðnadóttir’s ‘Joker’ Score Continues Its Awards Roll With Oscar Nomination

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NBC's Peacock streaming service may charge $10 for ad-free viewing

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TV and Film Composers Say Netflix, Other Streaming Services Insist on Buying Out Their Music Rights

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Writers Guild Members Working Near Contract Minimum Wage, Despite Record Employment Growth

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Residuals can make up 75% of a musician's movie score paycheque — but not on streaming | CBC News

For the past several months, studio musicians and their union have been campaigning for residual income on projects made specifically for streaming services.

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Protesting musicians make peace with studios, for now

Musicians get improved conditions from Hollywood studios for work in streaming

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How the ‘Frozen’ Music Team Helped Move the Story Forward in Disney’s Sequel

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Disney+ Has More 'Star Wars' TV Shows in Development, Bob Iger Says

Streaming service already has three live-action series lined up

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Randy Newman Reached Into His Past for ‘Marriage Story’ Score

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RMA Night 2019

It was a great party honoring Lalo Schifrin at City Club Los Angeles.

It was a great party honoring Lalo Schifrin at City Club Los Angeles.

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RMA Night 2019

It was a great party honoring Lalo Schifrin at City Club Los Angeles.

It was a great party honoring Lalo Schifrin at City Club Los Angeles.

2 years ago
Lalo Schifrin: ‘Impossible’ Composer Receives Oscar for Jazzy Career

We're thrilled to honor Lalo Schifrin at RMA Night
on Sunday, November 3rd.

Lalo Schifrin has been writing movie and TV music for 60 years, including such iconic themes as “Mission: Impossible,” “Dirty Harry” and “Cool Hand Luke.” And while he has been nominated ... See more

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"This Is an Extinction-Level Event": Musicians Fear for Livelihood Without Streaming Residuals

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2 years ago
Musicians Union Seeks Streaming Residuals as New Pact Negotiations Begin

It is time for fairness for musicians who work in streaming media!

Studio musicians, who begin negotiations on a new contract with producers today, are seeking something they have never had: residual payments for programs made specifically for streaming platforms.…

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Spider-Man Will Stay in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

After briefly breaking up, Sony Pictures and Marvel have found a way to get back in the Spider-Man business together.

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NBCUniversal's Streaming Strategy, Name, Programming Lineup Revealed

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New Forecast Project Disney+ Launch Success, SVOD Subscription Doubling

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2 years ago
What I Wish I’d Known About Labor Unions Earlier In My Career

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Happy Labor Day! Union members earn on average 22% higher wages than their non-union peers.

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Plex will stream free, ad-supported Warner Bros. movies and TV shows

Plex will offer free, ad-supported content from Warner Bros.

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With Music Publishing’s Gold Rush, an Opportunity for Producers to Cash In

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‘Book of Enchantment’ Series Based on Iconic Disney Villains Shelved at Disney Plus

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2 years ago
Disney-Sony Standoff Ends Marvel Studios & Kevin Feige’s Involvement In ‘Spider-Man’

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Six Great Film Composers Tell Their Own Stories in Music for Solo Piano

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Montage: Great Film Composers and the Piano was a collaboration that was bound to happen one day given my years of living in Los Angeles and working with composers.

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Warner Music Q3 Revenue Tops $1 Billion as Streaming Enjoys Double-Digit Growth

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Broadcasters Committed to Emmy Telecast Despite Cable, Streaming Dominance (Column)

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2 years ago
'Doctor Who' will be an HBO Max streaming exclusive in the US

Other BBC shows will stream on HBO Max from next spring, including 'Top Gear' and 'The Office' (the UK version).

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Randy Newman Finds a New Audience, Again

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WarnerMedia HBO Max Reveal Date Set; Live Sports, News Confirmed As Elements – Update

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Netflix and SAG-AFTRA sign contract that includes dubbing work

Netflix and SAG-AFTRA sign a contract that covers dubbing work on Netflix's foreign-language live-action and animated motion pictures dubbed into English.

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HBO Max will be the exclusive streaming home of 'Friends'

Coming in the spring of 2020...

AT&T's new HBO Max streaming service will have 'Friends' as an exclusive.

2 years ago

Membership renewal letters went out last week and should be in your mailbox soon!

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WGA West Reports Record Film And TV Earnings; Residuals Also Hit New High

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Total earnings for WGA West members hit an all-time high of $1.56 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31 – up 4.2% from the previous year, according to the guild’s latest annual report. ... See more

2 years ago
Tidal's interactive credits let you explore artists' other projects

How about musicians' credits?

Tidal wants to give credit where credit's due.

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Musicians Union Rallies for Streaming Residuals, Seeking to End Disparity With Other Guilds

They’re “sticking it to musicians [and] that’s not fair, that’s not right,” said one AFM Local 47 leader.

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Ann Sarnoff Named Warner Bros. CEO in Surprise Pick

With the former BBC executive, WarnerMedia CEO John Stankey finds a leader with the operational chops to woo the telecom giant's Dallas-based top brass.

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How Will Movies (As We Know Them) Survive the Next 10 Years?

Streaming is the future...

Over the next decade, billions will be spent to remake the movie business. We asked 24 major figures in Hollywood to peer into the future and tell us what they see.

2 years ago

Jason Poss addressing the AFM Convention #respectmusicmakers #respecttheband

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YouTube and Universal Music Group are remastering old music videos

This will generate more streaming money for our pension fund, and special payments fund, thanks to the newly revised Sound Recording Labor Agreement...

Old videos from Lady Gaga, Beastie Boys and many more are getting better audio and an HD upgrade.

2 years ago
With Disney in charge, Hulu plans original content push

Now that Disney is in control, Hulu will significantly increase its investment in original content.

2 years ago

The Film Musicians Secondary Markets Fund presentation with Kim Roberts Hedgpeth

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SoundExchange CEO Michael Huppe helping #respecttheband

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Opening the AFM Convention - President Ray Hair

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Presentation at the American Federation of Musicians Convention

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KCRW Workers Choose SAG-AFTRA As Their Union

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2 years ago
Multiemployer pension reform bill approved by House Education and Labor Committee

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AT&T's Plan for a Netflix Killer Reportedly Gets an Overhaul, Expected to Cost Around $17 Per Month

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From ‘The Orville’ to ‘Succession,’ TV Maestros Conduct Symphonies of Sound

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2 years ago
NYC Mayor's Office Announces $500,000 in Grants for Female Musicians

https://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/8514507/nyc-mayors-office-announces-500k-in-grants-for-female-musicians#disqus_thread

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) is investing $500,000 in grants to local female musicians, an effort to support music made by and for women in a ... See more

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musicFIRST Statement on NAB's Testimony Before House, Senate Committees

Ahead of House and Senate hearings this week on reauthorization of the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act (STELA), the musicFIRST Coalition issued the following statement:

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Amazon dumps controversial security firm at Seattle HQ in favor of union-backed contractor

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2 years ago
Anna Kendrick will star in 'Love Life' for WarnerMedia streaming

WarnerMedia pouring production dollars into it's upcoming streaming service - actors, writers, directors, lots of folks will make a good living. Musicians not so much...

One of WarnerMedia streaming's first original series will star Anna Kendrick.

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LAANE "Women for a New Los Angeles" honoree Ryan Michelle Bathe
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2 years ago
There's a Musician's Union. Many Musicians Are Unaware — or Unable to Join

Artists like Meek Mill and Taylor Swift are beginning to gesture towards organizing when discussing the music business. What's next?

2 years ago
On the Passing of Principal Cellist Timothy Landauer

https://pacificsymphony.blog/2019/04/24/on-the-passing-of-principal-cellist-timothy-landauer/

It is with deep sadness that I share with you the passing of our beloved Timothy Landauer, Principal Cellist of Pacific Symphony. As many of you probably know, Tim battled cancer over the last year…

2 years ago
SAG-AFTRA Prepping for Film-TV Contract Negotiations

"The current pact... contains a 300% increase in residuals within the first two years when exhibited worldwide on Netflix."

Leaders of SAG-AFTRA have launched the process of crafting a proposal for a successor deal to its master contract covering feature film and primetime television. The union’s national board, m…

2 years ago
‘Anthem’ Voice Actor on Unionization, Struggles of Creation

“This is a moment for change,” said AFL-CIO secretary-treasurer Liz Shuler.
“It won’t come from CEOs. It won’t come from corporate boards.
And, it won’t come from any one person. ... See more

Sarah Elmaleh, the voice of “Gone Home’s” protagonist, a voice in so many other games — most recently Bioware’s “Anthem,” said she was “extremely saddened” to hear about the ... See more

2 years ago
As video games make billions, the workers behind them say it’s time to unionize

In a year where workplace activism has swept through Silicon Valley, gaming appears to be the sector where organized labor might land its first major technology industry victory.

2 years ago
9 confirmed movies and TV shows Disney is making for its Netflix competitor

How will musicians fare in all of this?

Disney Plus will include at least two live-action "Star Wars" TV shows, a Marvel Loki series, and more original movies and shows.

2 years ago
musicFIRST

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The Local Radio Freedom Act doesn’t actually protect local radio or promote the value of music, but allows #BigRadio to get away with not paying performers when their songs are played. This ... See more

2 years ago
We Support the Musicians of the CSO

We the undersigned support the Musicians in their strike to protect what is truly the…

2 years ago
New Trend in Concert Halls: Original Music by Movie Composers — No Film Required

Movie and TV composers are in greater demand than ever for, surprisingly, new music for the concert hall. For decades, concert commissions for film composers were few and far between. The increasin…

2 years ago
Musicians Agree To Extend Film & TV Contract; No Deal On Streaming Residuals

People are starting to pay attention!

After three days of bargaining, the American Federation of Musicians and management’s AMPTP have agreed to extend their current film and TV contract until Nov. 14. The agreement comes after ... See more

2 years ago
Marc Sazer at AFM Press Conference

Marc Sazer addressing the AFM/Local 47 press conference at the AMPTP

2 years ago
Alex

RIP Hero, mentor, friend and colleague, Phil Teele. He was a mainstay in the Hollywood studio community for 6 decades and was a total original as a musician and person.

He pioneered the use of the ... See more

2 years ago
Musicians Want Streaming Residuals As Contract Talks Start With AMPTP

Bargaining began Wednesday for a new contract between the American Federation of Musicians and management’s Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers. The chief issue is residuals f…

2 years ago
Musicians Seek Streaming Residuals as Contract Talks Launch With Studios

The American Federation of Musicians has launched talks on a successor contract with studios with the union seeking streaming residuals. The AFM held a press conference Wednesday prior to the start…

2 years ago
WGA Files Arbitration Claim Against Netflix Over Residuals From 33 Original Films

https://deadline.com/2019/03/wga-files-arbitration-claim-against-netflix-over-residuals-from-original-films-1202570957/

The WGA is taking on Netflix over the residuals it owes guild members. Deadline has learned that the union has filed an arbitration claim against the streaming giant over residuals owed to the writ…

2 years ago
WGA Files Arbitration Claim Against Netflix Over Residuals From 33 Original Films

https://deadline.com/2019/03/wga-files-arbitration-claim-against-netflix-over-residuals-from-original-films-1202570957/

The WGA is taking on Netflix over the residuals it owes guild members. Deadline has learned that the union has filed an arbitration claim against the streaming giant over residuals owed to the writ…

2 years ago
Peter

Congratulations to RMALA member Peter Boyer on winning the Ellis Island Award!

I'm overwhelmed to share this VERY exciting news — I will be receiving the 2019 Ellis Island Medal of Honor. (I can't quite believe it!)

From the official text: "The Ellis Island Honors Society is ... See more

2 years ago
U.S. Music Industry Posts Third Straight Year of Double-Digit Growth as Streaming Soars 30%

"Streaming revenues accounted for 75% of the total U.S. industry revenue, with physical accounting for 12%, digital downloads for 11% and synch for 3%."

The U.S. music industry posted its third consecutive year of double-digit growth, according to the RIAA’s year-end revenue report issued today. The report notes that in 2018 U.S. recorded-music ... See more

2 years ago
Fox hit with $179-million judgment in dispute over profits from ‘Bones’ TV show

It's all about streaming: "Hulu is also at the center of the storm, with accusations that Fox withheld revenues from “Bones” when the series became available for streaming on the digital ... See more

The studio is seeking to void the punitive damages but says it won't contest the actual damages awarded.

2 years ago
Film Musicians Secondary Markets Fund

Councilmember O’Farrell (blue suit) joined by MIHH Honorees, sponsors and guests in the Los Angeles City Council Chambers for presentation of the 2019 Made In Hollywood Honors. RMALA president ... See more

2 years ago
Uber should take a lesson from the film industry on how to treat its workers

David White is the National Executive Director of SAG-AFTRA

As gig workers have started to win small concessions from their employers and victories in the courts, companies like Uber, Lyft and Instacart have begun pushing back. Instead, they should look to ... See more

2 years ago
Photos from RMALA - Recording Musicians Association, Los Angeles Chapter's post

This is a special note from James DiGiovanni, Michel Legrand's longtime manager. The photo on the right is Jim with Michel Legrand at his wedding in 2014. Please scroll down for the orchestra list ... See more

2 years ago
Disney+ will be a true Netflix competitor, with non-Disney shows streaming, too

Every Disney brand is making shows, but the service won't just have Disney stuff.

2 years ago
SoundExchange paid $953m to artists and labels last year – an all-time record - Music Business Worldwide

Organization now on cusp of surpassing $6bn in lifetime payouts to recorded music members

2 years ago
Netflix, but for video games

How will this impact the economics of this industry?

If game streaming works, the market could expand even further

2 years ago
IATSE Joins Union Drive for Canadian Reality TV Workers

The U.S. union joins a campaign to organize factual TV producers that includes a lawsuit against 'Property Brothers' producer Cineflix Media.

2 years ago
Ten Great Movie Music Moments by Michel Legrand

Michel Legrand, who died in Paris Saturday at the age of 86, was among the most renowned film composers and songwriters of our time. He won three Oscars and five Grammys, and many of his songs have…

2 years ago
Michel Legrand, Three-Time Oscar-Winning Composer, Dies at 86

He helped create the memorable movie tunes "The Windmills of Your Mind," "Summer of '42," "Papa, Can You Hear Me?" and "The Way He Makes Me Feel."

3 years ago
NBCUniversal Shakeup: Mark Lazarus, Jeff Shell and Bonnie Hammer Promoted, Streaming Service to Launch in 2020 (EXCLUSIVE)

Another streaming giant to start up soon...

NBCUniversal is set to unveil a major shakeup of its top executive ranks as CEO Steve Burke reorganizes his direct reports and the company prepares for the launch of a streaming service next year, …

3 years ago
CBS' reworked film division will focus on streaming

CBS is folding its film division into its main entertainment business -- and shifting the focus to streaming movies.

3 years ago
Disney’s Bob Iger Talks Streaming, Park Plans, and Learning From Kodak

The studio is being asked to create five or six additional movies in 2019 to launch in this Disney service...

In 2019, the company will launch a streaming service of its own called Disney+, following the integration of film and television assets picked up in a $71 billion deal with 21st Century Fox.

3 years ago
Apple Signs Writers Guild of America Contract on Programming

Apple has agreed to the terms and conditions of the Writers Guild of America’s current master contract — a development that the WGA says will have major implications at the next round o…

3 years ago
Tom Holkenborg's journey from dance floors to Hollywood royalty

Cinema fans know Holkenbork as the composer who did "Mortal Engines," "Deadpool" and "Tomb Raider," among many others. Music fans know him as Junkie XL, mega-successful European DJ. August Brown ... See more

3 years ago

Happy New Year!

3 years ago
How Video Game Industry Unionization Would Happen

Education - coming to a shared understanding is the first step...

After years of studio closures, mass layoffs, and long, unpaid crunchtime, unionization is becoming the clear answer for developers looking for a seat at the table in the video game industry. While…

3 years ago
Warner Music Group posts $312m net profit in FY 2018 as revenues top $4bn - Music Business Worldwide

Access Industries received a $925m special cash dividend in the year

3 years ago
Netflix’s Movie Blitz Takes Aim at Hollywood’s Heart

https://nyti.ms/2QPPz4L

“Roma” is just the start of the company’s film plans. Traditional studios and multiplex chains are wondering if the strategy will cause people to skip theaters.

3 years ago
A million pension checks risk huge cuts without this fix

https://www.freep.com/story/money/personal-finance/susan-tompor/2018/12/14/multiemployer-pension-crisis-pbgc/2265645002/

About 120 pension plans, covering about 1.3 million people, are underfunded by $48.9 billion and could fail if a solution isn't found.

3 years ago
Netflix Original Series Viewing Climbs, but Licensed Content Remains Majority of Total U.S. Streams

Is Netflix moving fast enough to bulk up on originals to offset programming that’s about to get pulled by studios like Disney, Fox and WarnerMedia? Original content accounted for 37% of Netfl…

3 years ago
CBS Strikes $750 Million Deal To Sell Television City To LA Real Estate Firm Hackman Capital Partners

CBS Corp. said it has reached definitive agreement to sell its iconic 25-acre CBS Television City property and sound stage operation to Los Angeles real estate developer Hackman Capital Partners fo…

3 years ago
CBS Strikes $750 Million Deal To Sell Television City To LA Real Estate Firm Hackman Capital Partners

CBS Corp. said it has reached definitive agreement to sell its iconic 25-acre CBS Television City property and sound stage operation to Los Angeles real estate developer Hackman Capital Partners fo…

3 years ago
Disney adds Nick Nolte to the cast of its 'Star Wars' streaming shows

Disney is quickly solidifying the talent for its Star Wars streaming shows....

Disney is quickly solidifying the talent for its Star Wars streaming shows. Variety sources say Nick Nolte has joined the cast of Jon Favreau's The Mandalorian...

3 years ago
'Fortnite' now has over 200 million players

The game's rapid ascent continues -- it now has five times as many players as it did in January.

3 years ago
Taylor Swift Leaves Big Machine, Signs New Deal With Universal Music Group

Taylor Swift has signed a new label deal with Universal Music Group.

3 years ago
Paramount And Netflix Set Multi-Picture Film Deal

Paramount Pictures has signed a multi-picture film deal with Netflix, studio boss Jim Gianopulos revealed today during Viacom’s fourth-quarter earnings call with Wall Street analysts. “Our pr…

3 years ago
WarnerMedia Streaming Service Will Launch Domestically First

The streaming service WarnerMedia plans to introduce next year will launch domestically first, followed by a potential international rollout, and could feature content from outside providers, accor…

3 years ago
Opinion | Before the post-election bonhomie fades, here is one thing Congress should fix

Workers need a solution that’s part bailout, part reform.

3 years ago
Bob Iger Talks Disney+, Hulu Plans and His Vision for Enlarged TV Studio

"Disney’s production arms are revving up production of original content to stock up Disney+, including a new “Rogue One”-related series toplined by Diego Luna.."

Disney has unveiled the name of its branded streaming service set to launch late next year: Disney+. Disney chairman-CEO Bob Iger revealed the moniker and a few fresh details about plans for Disney…

3 years ago
RMA General Conference – Live from New York! | rma

http://www.rmaweb.org/?p=571

RMA General Conference – Live from New York! RMA General Conference The 2018 Recording Musicians Association General Conference met on November 2nd and 3rd at Local 802 in New York. Delegates from ... See more

3 years ago
FilmStruck Streaming Service Shut Down by WarnerMedia

"..AT&T's WarnerMedia division is at work on a new direct-to-consumer streaming service that will feature its full portfolio of entertainment brands, including HBO.

A WarnerMedia streaming service ... See more

The indie film streamer will end operations in the U.S. and internationally on Nov. 29.

3 years ago
Music Modernization Act Was Verse One, the Rest of the Song Is Yet to Be Written (Guest Post)

The Music Modernization Act, which was signed by President Trump earlier this month, provided a much-needed update to outdated copyright laws. While a great victory for creators and rights-holders,…

3 years ago
Writers Guild Launches Campaign Against Free Work

The Writers Guild of America West has launched a campaign to urge its members not to work for free. “All writers need jobs, and especially when it’s early in their careers, it can feel …

3 years ago

RMA Night 2018

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RMA Night 2018

3 years ago

Guests at RMA Night 2018

3 years ago

Cow on the Wall team at RMA Night 2018

3 years ago

Honoree Lolita Ritmanis and USC film scoring students at RMA Night 2018

3 years ago
Game developers look to unions to fix the industry’s exploitative workplace culture

Labor unions were top of mind for creators at this year’s Game Developers Conference

3 years ago
The Music Modernization Act has been signed into law

Coalitions can work! This is a win for musicians - and we got it done together.

Passing the most sweeping reform to copyright law in decades

3 years ago
WarnerMedia plans to launch new streaming service in late 2019

WarnerMedia, the division of AT&T that includes HBO, Turner and Warner Bros, announced a a new direct to consumer streaming service for late 2019.

3 years ago
IATSE Votes to Ratify Contract With Producers

Twelve of 13 affected Locals voted "yes."

3 years ago
Timeline Photos

RMA Night @allisonallport @martinmcclellan #rmanight

3 years ago
Timeline Photos

Jon Burlingame introducing Lolita Ritmanis at #RMANight ... wonderful, insightful, gracious words about a wonderful, gracious and gifted composer

3 years ago
Netflix cements its roots in Hollywood with new high-rise office

The new tower will boast autonomous vehicle drop-off points and drone deliveries.