Music Professionals of Manitoba (MPM) is a non-profit organization comprised of over 400 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.
MPM promotes and defends ethical professional standards, as well as offering a host of benefits and useful services to its members.
MPM is a member of the Canadian Federation of Musicians (CFM) and was chartered as Local 190 of the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada (AFM) in 1902.
Since MPM is a democratic organization, every two years we elect some of our fellow music professionals to the Executive Board, which oversees operations. MPM members vote annually on a Local Tariff of Fees which specifies baseline fees and proper working conditions. Local Bylaws are also established by our members as part of the democratic process.
Founded in 1896 and with over 80,000 members, the AFM represents all types of music professionals including those who produce music for sound recordings, film scores, video games, 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.
Every three years, Local delegates from across the continent gather at an International Convention to conduct the business of the Federation and vote on AFM Bylaws (applicable in both the US and Canada).
Music Professionals of Manitoba works to unite all music professionals within our province for the best protection of their collective interests and legal rights.
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