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Local 1000 was created by and for traveling musicians. No matter where you live in Canada or the U.S., if you tour on the folk, bluegrass and acoustic music circuit, Local 1000 is for you.

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New Deal Winter 2020

The Winter 2020 edition of New Deal is now available!

Urgent: Proposed Changes to P2 Performing Visa fees for Canadian musicians

The Department of Homeland Security is currently proposing to increase the fees for P2 visas for foreign performing artists by up to 53%, from $460 to $705. This would be a huge increase for our Canadian members who already endure an uncertain and expensive process to obtain performing visas.

Please take a few minutes and make your voice heard for your Canadian brothers and sisters. We urge all our US members to visit the website for commenting on the proposed changes and register your opposition. Commenting is open until December 30th.

Sign the Statement of Support for Working Musicians

Every working musician should reasonably expect: professional and respectful treatment in the workplace; professional and respectful communication with presenters, venues, staff, and stage crew; safe working conditions free from physical dangers and harassment of all kinds; fair wages; clear policies from venues on the sale of merchandise; transparent and timely reconciliation of all financial matters; […]

Canadian Federation of Musicians Announce Major Breakthrough Affecting Travelling Musicians

Air Passenger Protection Regulations Amendments Include Mandatory Acceptance Of Musical Instruments TORONTO, May 29, 2019 – The Canadian Federation of Musicians announce a successful outcome in its efforts to affect much needed changes to Canada’s Air Policy  with regard to the transportation of musical instruments on Canadian air carriers. Effective July 15, 2019, Air Passenger Protection […]

BSO Management Locks out Musicians

Musicians of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra have been locked out by their management. Currently they are refusing to pay musicians’ salaries and their health insurance will soon be cut off.

The Local 1000 Executive Board has pledged to make an official donation to support the musicians of BSO, and we are asking our members to take action and contribute directly if possible.

Local 1000 at Folk Alliance International Conference 2019

We will be at FAI in Montreal. Read here for details about our Membership Meeting and Showcase Free Zone Schedule!

Upcoming

  • 5 Nov 2020 Executive Board Meeting in the Ethernet at Online
  • 7 Nov 2020 Local 1000 Membership Meeting in the Ethernet at Online
  • 17 Dec 2020 Executive Board Meeting in the Ethernet at Online

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1501 Broadway, 9th floor
New York, NY 10036 USA

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