Musicians Council on Fair Wages was well represented at the MaCCNO event on November 22, 2022, celebrating a decade of supporting policy initiatives that impact the livelihoods and cultural practices of members of New Orleans' cultural communities. Here are MCFW Chairperson Roderick Paulin's remarks at the event:
"For the City of New Orleans's government officials who's here today, they need to see and they need to hear exactly where the money needs to go, it needs to go to the musicians, because at the end of the day, whether it's artistic, whether it's musical, the artists need to be paid, and on the behalf of MaccNo and the musicians council, we just like to say, give yourself a round applause coming out, so put your hands together.
Thanks everybody for coming out. We appreciate all of the support. We appreciate all of the love, all of the congratulatory remarks. But the object of MaccNo and the musicians council is to educate inspire and encourage the musicians, be more aware in terms of what they do,and how they do. And it's not only part of the musicians, it's also part of the community that we're actually having here today, and That's why you're here, and we're so glad to be able to be a part Of the solution.
We already know what the problem is. We need make sure we more about the solution and to give more to the artist, educate them, encourage them so they can continue to do what they do. Most people understand that the stage is only a small, small portion of what happens behind the scenes, there's so many agents, booking agents, and everybody that actively is involved in the entertainment process to make what happens on the stage, to make it memorable to make them dance, to make you laugh and everything, and but the most important thing to make sure that the artists themselves get paid. So again, of behalf of the Musicians council on Fair Wages and MaccNo, we’d like to thank everybody for coming out. You all do your thing, we’re going to do our thing. we'll continue to do the work that we do. And everything is gonna be everything. Thank y'all very much."
On Sunday, November 20, 2022, we will be at Zony Mash Beer Project to help our friends at the Music and Culture Coalition of New Orleans (MaCCNO) celebrate a decade of centering the needs and desires of New Orleans’ cultural community members into policy initiatives that positively impact their livelihoods and cultural practices.
Featuring live performances from the Water Seed, The Original Pinettes Brass Band, Da Lovebirds (Robin Barnes & Pat Casey), Flagboy Giz and Mikey Offline, this fundraiser will also feature a silent auction and raffle prizes from several local businesses.
This event is being Co-sponsored by the Musicians' Council on Fair Wages, Inc., with financial support from the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation.
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