President’s Message – February 2022

Dear Members, I’ll keep this brief. It looks like things are opening up in our province, which is great for Continue reading President’s Message – February 2022

President Finlay COVID-19 Update – December 2021

Dear Members, This will be the last COVID-19 update I will pen, since my term as President of our Local Continue reading President Finlay COVID-19 Update – December 2021

Local 190 Prelude – December 2021

Dear Members, This email marks my final Prelude, since I will complete my term as President at the end of Continue reading Local 190 Prelude – December 2021

President Finlay COVID-19 Update – November 2021

Dear Members – Welcome to snowy Manitoba weather! What a wonderful Fall we have had, with grass staying green and Continue reading President Finlay COVID-19 Update – November 2021

Local 190 Prelude – November 2021

Dear Members – Here’s your Whirlwind MPM Website tour – Register as a website user, then add your profile page Continue reading Local 190 Prelude – November 2021

President Finlay COVID-19 Update – October 2021

Dear Members – This month’s update is quite short and covers current benefit program information and travel. Federal COVID-19 Benefit Continue reading President Finlay COVID-19 Update – October 2021

Local 190 Prelude – October 2021

Dear Members – After much soul searching, I have decided not to run for a second term as President of Continue reading Local 190 Prelude – October 2021

President Finlay COVID-19 update – September 2021

Dear Members – With a Canadian election in full swing, we have pretty much been in a holding pattern since Continue reading President Finlay COVID-19 update – September 2021

Local 190 Prelude – September 2021

Dear Members If you are a Canadian musician who plans to perform paid musical work in the United States, you Continue reading Local 190 Prelude – September 2021

President Finlay COVID-19 Update – August 2021

Dear Members – It feels like the power of the pandemic to disrupt in-person performances for live audiences may finally Continue reading President Finlay COVID-19 Update – August 2021

Local 190 Prelude – August 2021

Dear Members – Happy Long Weekend! Find the pdf here for the Government of Manitoba’s most recent (03/21) COVID-19 Guidelines Continue reading Local 190 Prelude – August 2021

President Finlay COVID-19 Update – July 2021

  Dear Members – The timing for this update could not be better as there are changes to the Federal Continue reading President Finlay COVID-19 Update – July 2021

President Finlay COVID-19 Update – June 2021

Dear Members – Due to the ongoing COVID-19 strain on Manitoba ICU’s, Manitoba has not been able to relax restrictions Continue reading President Finlay COVID-19 Update – June 2021

Local 190 Prelude – June 2021

Dear Members – Welcome to June! MONEY in your pocket – Unison Benevolent Fund is offering $1000 in financial aid to Music Continue reading Local 190 Prelude – June 2021

President Finlay COVID-19 Update – May 2021

Dear Members – Last week I came across a small book from the 50’s belonging to my 86-year-old Mom. Like Continue reading President Finlay COVID-19 Update – May 2021

Local 190 Prelude – May 2021

Dear Members – If there is one session out of MPM’s Taking Care of Business webinar series that you won’t want Continue reading Local 190 Prelude – May 2021

President Finlay COVID-19 Update – April 2021

Dear Members – It would appear that most things are in a holding pattern so I have little news for Continue reading President Finlay COVID-19 Update – April 2021

Prelude – April 2021

Dear Members – No April foolin’ here! Taking Care of Business webinar #4 on April 28/21 at noon covers instrument Continue reading Prelude – April 2021

President Finlay COVID-19 Update – March 2021

Dear Members I am wondering whether this “COVID-versary” has prompted you to recall how your world abruptly changed one year Continue reading President Finlay COVID-19 Update – March 2021

Prelude – March 2021

Dear Members, Royalties…the gift that keeps on giving! According to an article from the July 20/2019 issue of Billboard magazine, Continue reading Prelude – March 2021

COVID-19 Update – February 2021

Dear Members – If this pandemic didn’t toughen us up enough, then I guess the Polar vortex intervened to ensure Continue reading COVID-19 Update – February 2021

Prelude – February 2021

Dear Members, At Rosalyn Dennett’s informative presentation last month, Recording? Let’s Talk Electronic Media Contracts, attendees learned that the type Continue reading Prelude – February 2021

Prelude – January 2021

Welcome to 2021 Everyone! Save the date… We are excited to let you know that the M.P.M. Education Committee has Continue reading Prelude – January 2021

COVID-19 Update – January 2021

Dear Members, New year…new vaccines…new optimism…old pandemic and its restrictions. Dang! Still, this represents a significant improvement compared to the Continue reading COVID-19 Update – January 2021

President Finlay COVID-19 update – December 2020

Dear Members – Last month, news of a potential vaccine offered, in my words, a “glimmer of cautious hope”. Now Continue reading President Finlay COVID-19 update – December 2020

Prelude – December 2020

Happy December, Everyone! Private music teachers who collect fees directly from their clients can include pension on lessons they teach Continue reading Prelude – December 2020

Local 190 Prelude – November 2020

Dear Members – Three ideas that cost little or nothing but may actually add happiness to your life…. Spend time Continue reading Local 190 Prelude – November 2020

Local 190 Prelude – October 2020

Dear Members, Have you considered… Local 190 A.F.M. is a democracy; all active members in good standing are entitled to Continue reading Local 190 Prelude – October 2020

Local 190 Prelude – September 2020

Dear Members – What’s in it for me and why should I  “stay the course” during these difficult times? Because AFM membership Continue reading Local 190 Prelude – September 2020

Prelude – January 2020

Dues are due! Save money on your annual membership dues by paying in full on or before January 15/2020; avoid Continue reading Prelude – January 2020