Music Professionals of Manitoba (MPM) is a non-profit organization which represents over 600 members who work in the Province’s music industry including freelance musicians, musicians working under a Collective Bargaining Agreement, music teachers, arrangers, recording engineers, piano tuners, instrument restorers and technicians, and sound-tech engineers.
Music Professionals of Manitoba is dedicated to promoting and defending ethical professional standards, establishing baseline fees and proper working conditions as well as to providing a host of useful services and benefits for its members. We are a democratic organization and every two years we elect our fellow music professionals to oversee operations. Our members also establish the Local Bylaws and Tariff of Fees annually.
MPM is a member of the Canadian Federation of Musicians (CFM) with the Head Office in Toronto and is an affiliate of the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada (AFM). AFM Bylaws, which apply to both the US and Canada, are set every 3 years by local delegates from across the continent at an International Convention.
Founded in 1896 and with over 90,000 members, the AFM represents all types of music professionals including those who produce music for sound recordings, film scores, videogames, radio, television and commercials, as well as those working in every genre in every sort of venue from small jazz clubs to symphony halls to major stadiums. Whether negotiating fair agreements, protecting ownership of recorded music, securing benefits such as health care and pension or lobbying legislators, the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada is committed to raising industry standards and to placing the music professional in the forefront of the cultural landscape.