MusicianFest: Never Too Old, A Music Documentary
A half-hour documentary MusicianFest: Never Too Old highlights the power of music to bring joy, purpose, connectivity, and healing to all people. The film shines a light on MusicianFest, an initiative to provide free musical performances at senior centers and assisted living facilities in the United States and Canada.
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The Music Performance Trust Fund (MPTF) was established in 1948 as a nonprofit independent public service organization whose mission includes contributing to the public knowledge and appreciation of music, as well as making music a part of every child’s life experience. Headquartered in New York City, the tax-exempt MPTF, operating under section 501(c) 3 of the Internal Revenue Code, evolved from a landmark collective bargaining agreement between the American Federation of Musicians and the major recording companies of the day. Today the MPTF is a vital organization that brings music to the public and supplements the income of musicians, all at no cost to those receiving this precious gift of music.
Funded via a royalty stream from the signatory record labels, led by the three major labels, Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group, and the Warner Music Group, the MPTF today presents thousands of live, admission-free musical programs annually in the United States and Canada. Under the terms of their agreement, the recording companies pay a royalty from the sale of sound recordings to the Fund. These funds are supplemented by co-sponsoring organizations and administered by a Trustee, who is independent of both the recording industry and the AFM.
Million in grants to communities since 1948
5000+ Musicianfest performances in senior centers since 2014
500* Music in Schools events in 2023
462 Music-related academic scholarships since 2020
The Music Performance Trust Fund brings free, live, professional music programs to communities through a variety of means including large-scale festivals and park concerts; educational activities, teacher training
MusicianFest: Never Too Old
A Music Documentary
A new half-hour documentary Never Too Old highlights the power of music to bring joy, purpose, connectivity, and healing to all people. The