The Music Managers' Forum [Caribbean] creates and provided a chance for meaningful dialogue, shared views and opinions with local, regional and international artiste, musicians, government and other industry stakeholders, as well as between music and artiste's managers themselves
Music and Entertainment sectors are increasingly become economic money earners and through governments development of the cultural industry artiste are seeing their music no longer as a hobby but as a business. Therefore the MMF [Caribbean] seeks to raise professional standards in management, also to develop management skills and a wider knowledge of the music industry.
Aims and Objectives of MMF’s include:
To raise professional standards in artist management and represent the management community and to strengthen artists rights in relation to the music industry and government.
To work with industry bodies and state agencies on issues relevant to music managers and their artists.
To schedule training sessions focused on aspects of the music industry important to music managers and their artists.
To provide a networking forum where developing managers and self-managed artists can learn from established managers and generally discuss relevant issues.
To represent music managers and their Caribbean artists internationally
The MMF [Caribbean] is a non-profit organisation that aims to achieve three goals: educate music managers/self-managed artists through workshops & panels; provide a networking platform for music managers and other related industry professionals; and to lobby on behalf music managers on key issues that will shape the industry and the role of the music manager.
Linkages to the International Music Community
The MMF (Caribbean) as with (15)national federations of music managers in 14 countries falls under the guidance and regulartory framework of the International Music Managers Forum. These federations are individual national country chapters (often called MMF) which are comprised of individual managers and management companies. Its mission is to ensure the safeguarding, respect and protection of the moral and professional interests of its members and the worldwide community of music managers.
The IMMF fosters awareness of the importance of the rights of artists as the creators of copyright, and therefore of culture, and the essential role which managers play in protecting the rights and role of their clients in this regard. IMMF and MMF activities include participation in legislation and policy matters regarding copyright at WIPO and nationally to education and presentations at music industry conferences (such as MIDEM, SXSW, Popkomm, CMJ, Musexpo, Eurosonic, Folk Alliance, etc. around the world.