Now is the right time to become an American Federation of Musicians member. From ragtime to rap, from the early phonograph to today's digital recordings, the AFM has been there for its members. And now there are more benefits available to AFM members than ever before, including a multi-million dollar pension fund, excellent contract protection, instrument and travelers insurance, work referral programs and access to licensed booking agents to keep you working.

As an AFM member, you are part of a membership of more than 80,000 musicians. Experience has proven that collective activity on behalf of individuals with similar interests is the most effective way to achieve a goal. The AFM can negotiate agreements and administer contracts, procure valuable benefits and achieve legislative goals. A single musician has no such power.

The AFM has a proud history of managing change rather than being victimized by it. We find strength in adversity, and when the going gets tough, we get creative - all on your behalf.

Like the industry, the AFM is also changing and evolving, and its policies and programs will move in new directions dictated by its members. As a member, you will determine these directions through your interest and involvement. Your membership card will be your key to participation in governing your union, keeping it responsive to your needs and enabling it to serve you better. To become a member now, visit www.afm.org/join.

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Books, Products

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Without Frontiers: The Life and Music of Peter Gabriel


rom his Grammy award winning albums to his social activism-based concerts, Peter Gabriel is one of rock’s most active innovators.




The Real R&B Book: C Instruments


The Real R&B Book is a collection of 265 hot R&B tunes, plus lyrics. Among those included are: “ABC,” “Ain’t No Sunshine,” “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg,” “Baby Love,” “Chain of Fools,” “Cissy Strut,” “Everyday People,” “Fallin,’” “Gimme Some Lovin,’” “Green Onions,” “Hard to Handle,” “The Harlem Shuffle,” “Hold on I’m Comin,’” “I’ll Make Love […]




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The 2000s for Piano: Over 40 Modern Pop Favorites


The 2000s for Piano contains more than 40 of the biggest hits of the new millennium. Piano accompaniment, vocal melodies, lyrics, and guitar chord diagrams are included for each




Music Business for Dummies


Music Business for Dummies —




The Lighthouse Omnibook: David Liebman & Steve Grossman Transcribed from Elvin Jones’ Live at the Lighthouse


The Lighthouse Omnibook: David Liebman & Steve Grossman Transcribed from Elvin Jones’ Live at the Lighthouse




The Pensado Papers: The Rise of Visionary Online television Sensation Pensado’s Place


The Pensado Papers: The Rise of Visionary Online television Sensation Pensado’s Place — This book gives you a behind-the-scenes look at the friendship and creative philosophy of Pensado and Trawick.




The Very Best of the Doors


The Very Best of the Doors — This comprehensive collection contains piano transcriptions, vocal melodies, lyrics, and guitar chord diagrams for 33 favorite titles.




The Jazz Harmony Book: A Course in Adding Chords to Melodies

The Jazz Harmony Book: A Course in Adding Chords to Melodies — an engaging and witty guide to developing a nuanced sense of harmonic color, drama, and movement.


Bruce Springsteen High Hopes

Bruce Springsteen High Hopes — Local 47 (Los Angeles, CA) and 399 (Asbury Park, NJ) member Bruce Springsteen’s 2014 album, High Hopes, debuted at number one in the US and nine other countries.


Minor Is Major!

Minor Is Major! — In most areas of our lives, “minor” and “major” have meanings that relate to their relative importance, such as when dealing with minor problems versus major problems.








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