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Thursday, May 19 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
AFM and AGMA Media Agreements LIMITED

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The new Integrated Media Agreement (IMA) was ratified in spring 2015 following negotiations with the AFM and the Employers’ Media Association (EMA) representing 72 symphony, opera and ballet employers. Is your company taking advantage of the provisions in the new American Federation of Musicians (AFM) IMA for news, promotion and fundraising purposes, in addition to those of streaming and downloading? Has your company developed proposals to negotiate agreements with AGMA? Or if you are not an AGMA company, have you considered revising your employment agreements to include the more liberal provisions of the AFM IMA? Learn how the opera field can utilize these new provisions as part of its marketing and fundraising efforts. This session will inform opera companies that have AFM and AGMA collective bargaining agreements (CBAs), those that subcontract orchestra services from the local symphony orchestra, and those that do not have formal union CBAs but still need agreement on media usage from all participants.

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Michael Bronson

Electronic Media Consultant, OPERA America
Michael Bronson has been a member of the symphony/opera/ballet management negotiating committee for national American Federation of Musicians contracts for audio/visual, Internet, sound recording and radio activity for over 35 years. As a television producer and consultant for Houston Grand Opera, San Francisco Opera and Washington National Opera for more than two decades, Bronson has negotiated union agreements for their media projects for... Read More →