Do Not Work For List
The “Do Not Work For” list exists to warn our members, other musicians and the general public about employers who, according to our records, owe players money and/or pension, have failed to sign the appropriate AFM signatory documents required to make the appropriate pension contribution, or are soliciting union members to do nonunion work. When you work without the protection of an AFM contract, you are being denied all of your intellectual property rights, as well as pension and health care contributions.
TOP OFFENDERS LIST
Nashville Music Scoring / Alan Umstead - soliciting and contracting nonunion scoring sessions for TV, film and videogames. Musicians who work for this entity are being denied appropriate wages and all intellectual property rights.
Electronic Arts(EA) Steve Schnur - Commissioning and promoting nonunion videogame sessions and exploiting musicians' intellectual property rights for his own gain.
RFD TV - We have filed a Federal lawsuit against RFD TV/Rural Media Group for non-payment of 2019 rerun payments to musicians who worked on the Marty Staurt Show and Ray Stevens' CabaRay. We have every expectation that we will win this legal challenge and obtain payments with late fees added.
480 Holdings Limited, LLC - More than a dozen musicians and performers who were hired to play a private event in Fiji in December 2019 by Richard Waters on behalf of Bob Bishop, Patrick Scanlon and 480 Holdings Limited, LLC, aka Yaqara Water, have still not been paid after more than 7 months of broken promises, excuses, and missed deadlines.
Listed below are employers who owe musicians money and have thus far refused to fulfill their contractual obligations to Local 257 musicians.
Terry K. Johnson/ 1720 Entertainment (unpaid contracts/unauthorized sales - Jamie O'Neal project)
Ed Sampson (producer) and Patrick Sampson (artist) multiple unpaid contracts/unauthorized sales
Revelator/Gregg Brown (multiple bounced checks/unpaid contracts)
Beautiful Monkey/JAB Country/Josh Gracin
Eric Legg & Tracey Legg (multiple unpaid contracts)
Quarterback/G Force/Doug Anderson
Rust Records/Ken Cooper (unpaid contracts and pension)
HonkyTone Records – Debbie Randal (multiple unpaid contracts/pension)
UNPAID CONTRACTS AND PENSION
Knight Brothers/Harold, Dean, Danny and Curtis Knight
River County Band/SVC Entertainment (unpaid demo conversion/pension)
UNPAID PENSION ONLY
Comsource Media/Tommy Holland
Conchita Leeflang/Chris Sevier
Ricky D. Cook
Matthew Flinchum dba Resilient
Jimmy Fohn Music
Jeffrey Green/Cahernzcole House
Jason Morales (pension/demo signature)
O Street Mansion
OTB Publishing (pension/demo signature)
Ride N High Records
Jason Sturgeon Music
AFM NON-SIGNATORY PHONO LIST
We do not have signatory paperwork from the following employers — pension may have been paid in some cases, but cannot be credited to the proper musicians without a signatory agreement in place. If you can provide us with current contact info for these people, we will make sure you get your proper pension contribution for your work.
Stonebridge Station Entertainment