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FAMSPA

Federation of American Musicians, Singers and Performing Artists, Inc.

ACCORDION STARS MAGAZINE

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Contact: info@famspa.org 

A United States Not-For-Profit Organization Incorporated in 2007

The Federation is incorporated under the Laws of the State of New YorkDOS ID #: 3484427, March 5, 2007. DOMESTIC NOT-FOR-PROFIT CORPORATION

The Federation is a state registered corporation with the New York State Department of State/Non-Profit Corporations Division, and as defined in subparagraph (a) (5) of Section 102 of the Not-for-Profit Corporation Law and Section 404 of the Not-For-Profit Corporation Law. The Federation is organized as a New York Domestic Not-for-Profit corporation. No part of the net earnings of the Federation shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributable to its members, trustees, officers, or other private persons, except that the corporation shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered and to make payments and distributions in furtherance of the purposes set forth in Article Third hereof. No substantial part of the activities of the corporation shall be the carrying on propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and the corporation shall not participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distribution of statements) any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office. Notwithstanding any other provision of these articles, the corporation shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on (a) by a corporation exempt from federal tax income under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code, or (b) by a corporation, contributions to which are deductible under section 170 (c) (2) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code. Notwithstanding any other provision of these articles, this corporation shall not, except to an insubstantial degree, engage in any activities or exercise any powers that are not in furtherance of the purposes of this corporation.



PUBLICATIONS

Since 2007, the Federation has published more than 70 books on music and performing arts, available worldwide, including amazon and Barnes & Noble.

MAGAZINE

The Federation publishes ACCORDION STARS ILLUSTRATED MAGAZINE, City Editor: MARJORIE LERNER,  in collaboration with Times Square Press, New York.

THIS IS WHAT YOU GET WHEN YOU JOIN FAMSPA.


As a bona fide member of FAMSPA, you will be entitled to the following:
1-Free monthly listing of your performance events in the "Events Calendar" page of the website of the federation for one full year. We announce and post your performances calendar, shows, and press releases on a regular basis.
2-20% discount on advertisement on the web of FAMSPA and magazine.
4-35% percent discount on your CD or Album advertisement on FAMSPA website and in Stars Illustrated magazine.
5-Membership card.
6--Certificate of Membership.
7-A guaranteed review of your new CD or Album. The review will be published in our magazine. Thus, giving your maximum exposure free of charge.
8-Interviews’ priority in Stars Illustrated Magazine.
9-20% discount on the purchase of Stars Illustrated Magazine.
10-Assured inclusion in the forthcoming edition of the World Who's In Jazz, Cabaret, Music And Entertainment.
11-At no cost, we will assist you in writing and editing your press releases. Our media experts, writers and publicists with years of experience in entertainment and creative writing will review and edit (if needed) your press releases and communiqués and upon your request, will suggest the most effective format and content to accomplish your objectives and what you want to convey in your press releases and correspondence. Absolutely free of charge!

LIBRARY: BOOKS PUBLISHED BY THE FEDERATION

WORLD PREMIERE

ACCORDION STARS ILLUSTRATED MAGAZINE

EDITOR; MARJORIE LERNER


ACCORDION STARS-ILLUSTRATED MAGAZINE



STATE OF THE ART MAGAZINE, DIRECTLY FROM NEW YORK CITY

ACCORDION STARS-ILLUSTRATED MAGAZINE

Glossy, elegant, informative

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STARS ILLUSTRATED Magazine

Co-published monthly by FAMSPA in English and in French.

SHOW BUSINESS

ACCORDIONISTS, MUSICIANS, PERFORMING ARTISTS…READ THIS.
HOW AND WHERE TO SUCCESSFULLY BOOK YOUR SHOW.
VERY IMPORTANT ADVICE FROM FAMSPA (FEDERATION OF AMERICAN MUSICIANS, SINGERS AND PERFORMING ARTISTS)

By Maximillien de Lafayette

A music venue is a place or an establishment that specializes in hosting live music events and offering live entertainment. There are many different types, categories, sizes and styles of music venues, ranging from small joints, bars, ethnic restaurants, 5 star restaurants, bistros, indie rock clubs to legendary concert halls. Thus, it is extremely important to know some basic facts about those venues. It is highly recommended to do a little research beforehand when booking your show.
Very important advice and tips to consider when booking your show at venues:
●1-AMBIANCE, REPUTATION, CLIENTELE:
The clientele of an establishment dictates and shapes up its whole ambiance, status, and reputation. Learn who frequents this or that venue. Ask questions and inquire about who goes to that establishment. Students, professionals, diplomats, high class, low class, ethnic groups, blue color class, sport fans, educated people, gigolos? Choose venues that enjoy a good reputation.

●2-EXPOSURE AND VENUES’ SUCCESS:
Successful venues increase your visibility and offer you a wider exposure. Talk to colleagues, associates, peers, and other artists, singers, performers and ask them which venues have been successful for them.

●3-GOOD SOUND SYSTEM:
You got to sound good. That means that the venue must have a good sound system. A poor sound system quality will kill your performance. It is a suicide.

●4-PATRONS’ AND GUESTS’ LISTS:

It is extremely helpful to learn whether the venues have a list of their repeated customers, patrons and guests. Ask the manager if you can use those lists. This could increase the size and volume of attendance, and of course…the revenues.

●5-CONTRACTS AND PAYMENT:
Understand all the terms of the agreement and/or contract you sign with venues. Do not rush to accept their terms. Negotiate. Take your time. Consult with a professional, so you can avoid paying a lawyer’s fee. Put everything in writing.

●6-PERFORMANCE:

Ask the venue’s manager whether the venue has an online reservation. This could boost attendance and revenues. Demand that your performance will be listed and posted on the website of the venue.

●7-SELLING YOUR CD ON THE PREMISES:
Make sure you have the right to sell your CDs at the venues during your performance. Get the consent of the venue’s manager in writing. And insist! This is an opportunity to sell your CD to customers, old and new fans and those who might enjoy your show. Some hustling and greedy managers try to get a piece of the cake. Meaning, they will ask you to pay them a commission, a share of the sale. REFUSE ! This is your CD, your baby. Your very personal property. Your hard work. Your talent. Probably you had to make lots of sacrifices for that CD…and pay a bundle. Don’t give the manager a penny. Eventually, he/she will cave in and agree.

●8-YOUR POSTER:

Very important. Make sure that you have the right to have your poster posted and or exhibited at the entrance of the venue, if such facility exists. Attract the public, and people passing by the venue. This is free publicity and a wide exposure opportunity.