Wednesday, July 5, 2023

A forgotten piece of history with implications for today.


August 1, 1942 - the American Federation of Musicians began a strike against major American record companies because of disagreements over royalty payments. Beginning midnight, July 31, 1942, no union musician could make commercial recordings for any commercial record company. The strike was the longest in entertainment history (1942-44), had a major cultural impact but also left many problems unresolved to this day. #WGAstrong #sagaftramember #1u.

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