Ray Hair

  1. AFM Appoints Bill Thomas To Lead Electronic Media Services Team

    March 07, 2014 4:10 AM EST The sound of music is drawing Bill Thomas back to the union world. The veteran AFTRA and SAG-AFTRA executive, who retired from the merged union’s staff  in 2012, has been appointed assistant to the president and Electronic Media Services Division ...

  2. 'Dancing with the Stars' Sacks Longtime Band Leader Harold Wheeler

    February 04, 2014 3:47 AM EST American Federation of Musicians president Ray Hair blasted ABC Monday for firing longtime band leader Harold Wheeler and replacing the live backing band on Dancing with the Stars with preexisting sound recordings and what he referred to as a &quo ...

  3. SoundExchange Names Three New Board of Director Members

    July 13, 2012 8:17 AM EDT SoundExchange, the non-profit performance rights organization, has announced the appointment of three new members, Duncan Crabtree-Ireland, Ray Hair and Paul Robinson to its Board of Directors. Duncan Crabtree-Ireland serves as the chief administr ...

  4. AFTRA Sound Recording Agreement With Major Labels Ratified

    January 31, 2012 1:31 PM EST AFTRA singers and other members have ratified the union's sound recording agreement with the major labels, the union announced Monday. The move, by a vote of almost 99 percent in favor, was expected. The agreement, which was reached Dec. 15, ...

  5. American Federation of Musicians Blasts Lionsgate For Recording 'Hunger Games' Score Abroad

    December 21, 2011 8:18 AM EST The American Federation of Musicians went public Tuesday with its criticisms of Lionsgate over the score for the studio's upcoming feature adaptation of The Hunger Games. AFM international president Ray Hair has posted an admonishing video (b ...