Five Years of Challenging, Rewarding Work—MPTF

by Dan Beck, Trustee Music Performance Trust Fund In June of this year, I celebrated my fifth anniversary as trustee of the Music Performance Trust Fund (MPTF). The time has passed remarkably fast! When the recording industry’s oversight committee approached me to...

MPTF – By the Numbers!

by Dan Beck, Music Performance Trust Fund (MPTF) Trustee Members of the AFM recognize the Music Performance Trust Fund (MPTF) as a long-time source of supplemental income for performances that are free to the public. Generally, those who are familiar with the trust...

MPTF 2015-16: A Year of Steady Progress

Although the Music Performance Trust Fund (MPTF) fiscal year ended April 30, the validated details from our auditors often take several months to process. While we anticipate the imminent release of the final audit report, I am eager to provide an overview of how the...

MPTF’s 2016-2017 Year Off to a Fast Start

The Recording Industry’s Music Performance Trust Fund (MPTF) began its 2016-17 fiscal year May 1. The usually busy summer months of live music events, free to the public, are a tradition extending back 68 years since the MPTF was founded in 1948. The Trust Fund’s work...

MPTF Staff Is Ready to Serve Applicants for an Event Grant

The Music Performance Trust Fund (MPTF) provides grants to co-sponsor free live music events for the public, while ensuring that professional musicians are compensated fairly. However, the process of applying for an event grant may seem daunting to organizations...

MPTF: Building New Relationships in Its 68th Year

On April 30, 2015, the Music Performance Trust Fund (MPTF) wrapped up its fiscal year for the 67th time in its storied history. The 2014-2015, 12-month period was an eventful one. We co-sponsored  2,777 performances throughout the US and Canada—music festivals,...