Concerts by Club

Fair Trade Music Seattle gigs for Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Wednesday, July 6, 2016 Fair Trade Music Seattle gigs Barboza: Health with Yumi Zouma and Cuff Lynx – 8:00 pm ($3 with Facebook RSVP, $10 without) Capitol Cider: The Alkis – 8:00-10:30pm Chop Suey: Alec Shaw (record release), Lanford Black, Perfect Families, Deer Park – 8:00 pm ($10 advance/$12 at door) The Crocodile: Customs Pizza…
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July 5, 2016 0

Introduction to Contracts in the Music Business

Monday, April 25, 7-9 PM Address: 3209 Eastlake Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102 Please join us for an informative, interactive discussion about contracts and how they are used throughout the music industry. Led by FTMS/AFM organizers Paul Bigman and Nate Omdal, the seminar will also include guest speaker attorney Katelyn Sypher, who will lend her legal…
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April 4, 2016 0

Should Musicians Get Paid?

<> Would you play for free just to get some exposure? A Windsor musician is upset that the town of Essex is asking musicians to play for free. We spoke to Max Marshall about the value of musicianship. Listen to the CBC broadcast  


March 8, 2016 0

Changes to the Seattle Municipal Code

Fair Trade Music Seattle is proud to announce changes to the Seattle municipal code that will affect the music industry, including both venues and musicians. The revisions make it simpler for venues to get an exemption from the City admissions tax by simplifying the record keeping required, lowering the number of gigs per week that are required…
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December 14, 2015 0

Music Industry Economic Impact Survey

Please take the time to fill out our music industry economic impact survey. This survey is meant to accompany our Fair Trade Music Seattle economic impact report to be released later this summer. What we hope to accomplish is to gather more accurate and up to date financial figures as we discuss and frame our…
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July 21, 2015 0

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