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

The Musician’s Journey: Crafting Your Career Vision and Plan

The Musician’s Journey: Crafting Your Career Vision and Plan — This book describes a blueprint for success as a professional musician and provides tools to develop your unique vision of success and bring that vision to reality.


Do Not Sell at Any Price: The Wild, Obsessive Hunt for the World’s Rarest 78 rpm Records

Do Not Sell at Any Price: The Wild, Obsessive Hunt for the World’s Rarest 78 rpm Records — The Wild, Obsessive Hunt for the World’s Rarest 78 rpm Records, by music critic Amanda Petrusich


ABBA: The Treasures

ABBA: The Treasures — This book gives fans an intimate and unparalleled look at one of the most successful pop groups of all time, ABBA.


Gered Mankowitz: 50 Years of Rock and Roll Photography

Gered Mankowitz: 50 Years of Rock and Roll Photography — 50 Years of Rock and Roll Photography includes some of the most striking photos from the 1960s through the 2000s, featuring everyone from The Rolling Stones, Elton John, and Jimi Hendrix to Led Zeppelin, Eurythmics, and Oasis.


Nashville Songwriter: Inside Stories Behind Country Music’s Greatest Hits

Nashville Songwriter shares true stories of the inspirations behind hits, as recounted by some of the biggest multi-platinum country songwriters. This book from music biographer Jake Brown includes exclusive commentary from country superstars and interviews with today’s biggest hit writers on Music Row. Included are the stories behind Local 433 (Austin, TX) member Willie Nelson’s […]


Music of the Soul: Composing Life Out of Loss

Music of the Soul: Composing Life Out of Loss


Perfect Pitch Method: A Musician’s Guide to Recognizing Pitches by Ear

Perfect Pitch Method: A Musician’s Guide to Recognizing Pitches by Ear


Chasing Woodstock: Finding the Cost of Freedom

Chasing Woodstock: Finding the Cost of Freedom


Gypsy Jazz Guitar Volume 1: A Tribute to Gypsy Jazz

Gypsy Jazz Guitar Volume 1: A Tribute to Gypsy Jazz presents the best examples of performances past and present and showcases the aspects of rhythm and lead guitar in gypsy jazz…


One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band

One Way Out chronicles the journey of the band from its formation in 1969 until today, and provides musical and cultural insights and riveting road stories of personality conflicts…








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