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Roderick Paulin Founds Musician’s Council on Fair Wages

Posted August 15, 2019 in Recent News

Union member and lifelong musician Roderick Paulin has partnered with the American Federation of Musicians, Local 174-496 to found a nonprofit called the Musician Council on Fair Wages. Being a 501(c)(5) nonprofit, the Union is somewhat limited in our ability to raise money and engage with the local community. For...


Never Too Old: MPTF Documentary Screening at Union Hall, April 2nd

Posted March 19, 2019 in Recent News

The American Federation of Musicians and Music Performance Trust Fund are proud to announce the release of the documentary film Never Too Old, filmed by Ken Schreiber with a focus on MusicianFest. MusicianFest enables professional musicians to play gigs at senior centers around America, organized by the American Federation of Musicians...


New Board Member Appointed to Union

Posted February 22, 2019 in Recent News

Hello All, We are very proud to announce the appointment of a new board member to the AFM Local 174-496, Timothy David Ray! Timothy is a highly-educated New Orleans native whose family instilled in him a passion for service and helping others, leading him to a rich life of community...


Free Chair Yoga For Musicians Kicks Off

Posted October 12, 2018 in Recent News

The New Orleans Musician’s Union in collaboration with You Got This are proud to now host bi-weekly Chair Yoga sessions, which are completely free and lead by certified teacher Zoe Shipley. Chair yoga is focused on people who spend large amounts of time in chairs and have built up tension in...


Jazz Fest 2018 Lineup Revealed

Posted February 20, 2018 in Recent News

The lineup for the 2018 Jazz Fest has been revealed! Check it out below, and get tickets at FRIDAY, APRIL 27 Sting, Sturgill Simpson, Steel Pulse, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Ron Carter Trio, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Jon Cleary, Samantha Fish, Davell Crawford, Jake Shimabukuro, Wayne...


Fats Domino: A Legend Passes

Posted November 03, 2017 in Recent News

Legendary New Orleans musician Antoine “Fats” Domino passed away on October 24th, 2017. New Orleans celebrated his life with a traditional second line on Wednesday night resulting in hundreds of people paying tribute in solidarity. Fats Domino #secondline crossing the St. Claude Avenue bridge #RIP #FatsDomino — New Orleans...


Donate to Hurricane Relief

Posted September 15, 2017 in Recent News

We can’t undo the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma, but we can still make a difference. That’s why MusiCares created this fund supporting music people affected by Hurricane Harvey, recently expanded to include victims of Hurricane Irma. The music community in Florida, Texas, and the rest of the Gulf Coast...


President Deacon John Moore Wins Big Easy Lifetime Achievement Award

Posted May 26, 2017 in Recent News

Big congratulations to New Orleans Musician’s Union president Deacon John Moore for winning a well-deserved lifetime achievement award at the annual Big Easy Awards! Check out this Gambit article to learn more about the legend that is Deacon John Moore. Deacon John Moore: “I’m an entertainer” The New Orleans singer and...


Join union members at Louisiana Music Industry Day, May 16

Posted May 14, 2017 in Recent News

Music is an indelible part of Louisiana’s history, culture, and economy, and right now we have the opportunity to protect and promote Louisiana music for the next generation of music makers. The Louisiana State Legislature is currently considering two bills that are essential to the music community in the state....


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