WE HAVE TWO NEW CENTRAL WASHINGTON COUNTIES IN OUR JURISDICTION:
CHELAN & YAKIMA
This means that union work in the cities of Wenatchee, Leavenworth, Chelan, Entiat, Cashmere, Yakima, Selah, Naches, Sunnyside, Zillah etc. will go through our offices.
KITTITAS county was already in our territory and that includes the cities of Cle Elum, Ellensburg, Kittitas, Vantage, Thorp, Ronald, Roslyn & Snoqualmie Pass.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Musicians’ Association of Seattle Celebrates 115 Years Providing Live Musical Entertainment
On Friday, March 1, 2013 the Musicians’ Association of Seattle, Local 76-493 will be celebrating 115 years as affiliates of the American Federation of Musicians and one of the oldest continuously operating businesses in Seattle.
The celebration includes an open house from 4-7 PM at 3209 Eastlake Ave E, Seattle, 98102 with live musical entertainment, champagne, cake and vintage photo displays of some of Seattle’s most talented and prolific musicians from the early 1900’s to present day.
The Musicians’ Association of Seattle, a labor union of professional musicians provides live musical entertainment for the Seattle community. Local 76-493 members have been performing in vaudeville, burlesque, silent films, Broadway shows, nightclubs, circuses, radio broadcasts, weddings, parades, symphony, opera, ballet, television & radio commercials, and locally produced children’s television programs for the last 115 years.
The establishment of the Music Performance Trust Fund in 1948 has allowed Seattle AFM members to give thousands of free performances to audiences of all ages and diversity.
Local 76-493 currently represents over 450 professional musicians in Western Washington, including the musicians of the Tacoma Symphony, 5th Ave Theatre, ACT Theatre, Paramount Theatre and Village Theatre.
Free parking available in the back in spots marked “Eastlake Bldg”.
Seattle's first musicians' union, AFM Local 76, dated back to the 1890s. But as ever-greater numbers of African Americans arrived in the young, growing town the musicians among them soon discovered that the union had an unwritten segregation policy.
HistoryLink.org helps us take a look at our complicated history with segregation and how the two separate musicians' unions (Local 76 for whites; Local 493 for blacks) eventually joined.
Read the complete story here: "Negro Musicians' Union," AFM Seattle Local 493 (1918-1958)
The Musicians’ Association of Seattle co-hosts a weekly Recovery Support Group meeting with MusiCares. This is a free support group for the Seattle Music Community every Tuesday from 7-8pm. MusiCares and the Musicians’ Association of Seattle are proud to announce this addiction recovery support group for Seattle musicians, touring musicians and others who make their living in music. If you are active in your recovery and interested participating, please come.
Addiction Recovery Support Group for Seattle Music Community
3209 Eastlake Ave E. Seattle, WA 98102
(Parking in the back)
On bus #70, 71, 66
OFFER ENDS JANUARY 31. Save 10% off of your annual dues for 2013 by paying in full for the year before Jan. 31, 2013 for a total of $172.80. Eliminate the hassle of quarterly dues and potential late fees.
Dues for Life Members remain $87 for all of 2013.
We are on board! Here's what the three sides of the triangle with look like.
City of Musicians
In 2020 Seattle will provide music learning opportunities at national leadership levels for recreational, educational and professional development. Musicians around the country will recognize Seattle as a highly desirable place to live, create and perform.
In 2020 Seattle residents and visitors will have increased opportunities to experience the power and pleasure of live performance in a multitude of ways. Seattle will be acknowledged as a premier site for performers - both local and international. The variety and quality of performances encourages audiences to encounter music in a multiplicity of settings and styles.
In 2020 Seattle will have expanded its role as a hub of music innovation, with both commercial and not-for-profit industry leaders having their homes in this thriving environment. Seattle's music business reaches far beyond the City's physical boundaries: radio and online broadcasts, recordings, film scores, soundtracks, etc., will be valued exports that are enjoyed locally, nationally and globally. This role in the economic and cultural prosperity of the City will be supported by an effective and sustainable local infrastructure.
MusiCares is proud to announce the start of weekly addiction recovery support group meetings in Seattle for musicians and others who make their living in music. If you are active in your recovery and interested participating please join us.
Meetings will be held in the conference room of the Musicians' Association of Seattle, every Tuesday evening from 7-8 beginning October 16th.
3209 Eastlake Ave E. Seattle, WA 98104
Seattle Paid Sick and Safe Time Ordinance IMPACTS Musicians
The ordinance begins on September 1, 2012 and provides paid sick and safe time for employees working within Seattle City limits.
The ordinance sets forth minimum requirements for accrual, use, and carryover of PSST for employees and requires employer notification and tracking of PSST.
Sick Time can be used for personal illness or preventative care and care for a family member’s illness or preventative care.
Musicians who perform work in Seattle are covered by the ordinance including Broadway show musicians working at the Paramount Theatre, 5th Avenue Theatre, and ACT because the Collective Bargaining Agreements do not have comparable benefits. Sick leave benefits will accrue for these musicians.
Dance accompanists working at Cornish College of the Arts have similar benefits already guaranteed in the collective bargaining agreement.
Complete details can be found here:
The Musicians' Association of Seattle publishes the bi-monthly (7 issues per year) newspaper "Musicland" for our roster of 500 or so professional musicians in Seattle and Western Washington. Local 76-493 members receive a 20% discount on all ads. Please add a 3% service charge if paying by credit card.
Ad space is available in the following sizes and rates:
3" x 2" (business card) $20.00/issue
3" x 4" (quarter page) $50.00/issue
6" x 4.5" (half page) $100.00/issue
Just email us or give us a call for more info or help with your ad. 206-441-7600
Venuology was created to help musicians share information about music venues — alerting them to clubs that don't treat musicians well, and also those that do. With this website, we hope musicians will have an easier time deciding where to perform — and as a result, that venues will feel more pressure to improve pay, sound quality or other problems.
The reviews on this site are written by our users — in other words, musicians! Venue reviews are subjective and you're the best judge of the credibility of each review. Any musician can review a venue he or she has played at — joining Venuology is free and anonymous.
There are over 120 live music venues listed in the Seattle/Puget Sound region with more being added every day.
Venuology is a project of the American Federation of Musicians, a labor union representing over 90,000 musicians of all genres in North America.
Local 76-493 and the University of Washington Labor Archives are working together to catalogue, preserve, and store our historical records. We are asking help in locating the former Local 493’s minutes, ledgers and other documents. Local 493 amalgamated into Local 76 in 1954. Do you have a lead? Please contact the office. 206-441-7600
"At one end of the 5th Avenue Theater's orchestra pit, Paul Hansen has set up a sort of cage, or magpie nest, of percussion instruments—surrounding himself, 360 degrees, with no fewer than 35 of them, each needed at some point in the exotic, Arabian-flavored score of Aladdin...There's only one way into this setup, and on a recent Sunday evening before showtime, Hansen opens a door at the lip of the stage and acrobatically snakes under a rack of gongs and perches on a stool. "If I can walk out standing upright," he says, "I've wasted space somewhere." Read more on member Paul Hansen by Gavin Borchert of the Seattle Weekly.