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Philadelphia’s Fifth Annual One-Day Center City Jazz Festival 2016

Center City Jazz Festival Returns for Jazz Appreciation Month on April 30, 2016

Fifth Annual Center City Jazz Festival in Philadelphia coincides with Jazz Appreciation Month. The festival has announced a jam-packed schedule of 20 bands performing at five venues over six hours, all within walking distance of each other in the heart of Center City.

The CCJF is sponsored by Fifth City Productions, Wyncote Foundation, and Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy.

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MFM Workshop “Make Music Your Business” #1 with GigSalad

Mark Steiner (GigSalad)Date: Monday, April 11, 2016
Time: 5pm to 6:30pm
Venue: WeWork Bryant Park (110 Wall Street, NY, NY)
Ticket: free, but RSVP via Eventbrite here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/musicians-for-musicians-mfm-presents-make-music-your-business-with-gigsalad-co-founder-mark-steiner-tickets-24208169286?aff=efbevent
Genre: workshop

Limited seating: 25

Mark Steiner will be leading a special workshop for MFM (http://www.MusiciansForMusicians.org) members and aspiring musicians on making music and business go hand in hand. He will provide real world advice using his experiences starting GigSalad (https://www.gigsalad.com) and from the artists who’ve used the service.

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“Freelance Isn’t Free” – Freelancers Union Makes a Show of Support to End Abuse of Freelance Workers

Freelancers Union Legislation Hearing logoText by Dawoud Kringle

Photos and video by Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi

One would think that freelance work is lucrative. On paper, in theory, this is true. The reality, however, is very different. The sad fact is that 1.3 million freelancers in New York city lost an average of $6,000 a year to nonpayment. The reason for this is simple. There is no legal protection for freelancers. If a freelance worker is hired for a job, often he / she is not paid. They may be underpaid, paid late, or never paid at all. If they sue the company, there is no legal framework clearly defining freelancers’ rights in the way a regular W2 employee’s rights are protected. Even if they do win the case, freelancers have no way to actually collect what they’re owed. To add insult to injury, freelancers who dare to challenge having their rightfully earned wages stolen are often blacklisted. The situation is, quite simply, intolerable.

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