Musicians Local 47 Vows To Battle Nonunion Work “Done In The Shadows”

Saying that its contracts have been “put at serious risk” by “work done in the shadows,” Local 47 of the American Federation of Musicians is preparing to launch a campaign “to ensure that musicians can earn a livable wage working in Los Angeles.”
In a recent communique with its members, the local’s executive board said more and more musicians “are being asked to record music for major, well-funded projects without union contracts. If union contracts are made irrelevant by…

Saying that its contracts have been "put at serious risk" by "work done in the shadows," Local 47 of the American Federation of Musicians is preparing to launch a campaign "to ensure that musicians can earn a livable wage working in Los Angeles." In a recent communique with its members, the local's executive board said more and more musicians "are being asked to record music for major, well-funded projects without union contracts. If union contracts are made irrelevant by…