Author: Paul Bigman

Fair Trade Music Seattle Venues

Fair Trade Music Seattle is proud to announce affiliations with the following venues: 88 Keys Dueling Piano Bar (Pioneer Square) Blue Moon Tavern (University District) Capitol Cider (Capitol Hill) Chop Suey (Capitol Hill) Egan’s Ballard Jam House (Ballard) The Moore (downtown Seattle) Nectar Lounge (Fremont) Neptune (University District) The Paramount (downtown) Pies and Pints (Roosevelt)…
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May 26, 2015 0

Performance Contracts for Freelance Musicians

Monday, March 16, 2015 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Seattle Labor Temple Hall 6 2800 First Avenue, Seattle Musicians sometimes are reluctant to sign a written performance agreement because they’re not sure about the benefits of one, or what should go into the agreement.  Fair Trade Music Seattle and the Seattle Musicians Association, AFM Local…
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February 25, 2015 0

Performance Contracts for Freelance Musicians – Seminar

Monday, August 18, 7-9 PM 2800 First Ave, Seattle Labor Temple Hall 8 What is a contract and what should it include? Negotiating tactics to get a fair contract Enforcing your contract Resources for assistance Attendance is limited – please rsvp to paul@local76-493.org The Seattle Labor Temple is located in Belltown between Broad and Cedar,…
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July 28, 2014 0

KEXP Interview with Bill Charney

Mike McCormick of KEXP interviewed William Charney from our Fair Trade Music panel this morning on “Mind Over Matters”.  Click this link to listen to a great conversation on the current state of the club scene in Seattle. From 2012. Sadly Bill passed away Sunday, December 2, 2012.


April 15, 2014 0

Musicians Unite To Win Parking Loading Zones

A new group of Seattle musicians have notched their first victory in making life a little easier for area club musicians: musician loading zones at several area clubs. Fair Trade Music Seattle is a grassroots campaign dedicated to raising the standard of living for all working musicians in the Seattle area. Although it has support…
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April 15, 2014 0