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Canadian Federation of Musicians Launches new Name and Suite of Services

April 26, 2011

On May 11th and 12th the Canadian Federation of Musicians and the Newfoundland and Labrador Musicians’ Association (CFM Local 820) will be hosting three events to celebrate the launch of their new name and suite of services.

LAUNCH EVENT

CFM invites representatives of media, government, arts organizations, musicians and other artists to join them Wednesday, May 11th at 1 PM at the Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland. there they will launch the new Canadian federation name and announce a suite of local services that will help working musicians in Newfoundland and Labrador meet the challenges of the twenty first century. CFM Executive Director Alan Willaert will be in attendance as well as the NL Musicians’ Association Board of Directors.

WORKSHOP ON MUSICIANS’ RIGHTS AND SERVICES

CFM will follow up the press conference with a free Musicians Rights and Services Workshop the following day at the Gower Street United Church. That event will take place from 10 AM to 3 PM on Thursday, May 12th. The workshop is open to everyone. Pre-registration is recommended by calling 709-722-8005 or by email: info@cfm820.ca.

MEMBERS IN CONCERT

The Newfoundland and Labrador Musicians’ Association will present Members in Concert at the Gower Street United Church on Thursday, May 12th at 8 PM.

Performers include The Idlers, Sean Panting, John Cossar, Neil Conway, Rozalind MacPhail, Fergus Brown-O’Byrne & Charlotte Malischewski

Concert tickets: $12 in advance (at Fred’s or O’Brien’s Music), $15 at the door.

More information about the individual events will follow. For details or interviews, please contact Dan Rubin at 709-722-8005 or email info@cfm820.ca

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  1. The Canadian Federation of Musicians’ Member Services workshop originally scheduled for 10 AM – 3 PM on Thursday, May 12th will now be held in a shorter format from 7-8 PM. This FREE workshop will be held at the Gower Street United Church Hall in St. John’s. This valuable session is open to all performers and working musicians. They will provide coffee, tea and baked goods for those who attend.

    The workshop will explain your rights as a performer, songwriter or composer, how to use contracts to protect yourself when you perform, tour or record and details of services provided to musicians by the Canadian Federation of Musicians, services which include the musicians’ national pension plan, insurance services, co-funding for free admission public and educational concerts, touring support, visas for US performances and information services for both members and non-members.

    A number of musicians were interested in the workshop but told us they would have difficulty attending on a weekday during the daytime. So they decided to reschedule and compress the event so more musicians can benefit from the session.

    This event is FREE but pre-registration is recommended. Register by calling 709-722-8005 or by emailing info@cfm820.ca.

    The Members Concert will still go ahead as planned in the Gower Street United Church Hall immediately following the workshop.

    If you attend the 7-8 PM workshop you are welcome to stay for the concert which is also free of charge for anyone at the workshop.



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