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.
Mackie AXIS Digital Mixing System delivers flexible solutions and intuitive workflow. The system combines the power of a 32-channel DL32R rack-mount digital mixer and the DL Dante Expansion Card with the innovative DC16 control surface to deliver a wireless live sound solution.
D’Addario’s new CinchFit is the acoustic guitar gadget you’ve been waiting for. CinchFit makes changing straps and dealing with acoustic guitar endpins a breeze
The Vintage Roger Williams’ Nylon Electro-Acoustic Crossover guitar, based on British luthier Roger Williams high-end models, delivers full-range classical tone but has the feel of a steel-string instrument.
Cajon Bru-llet with medium-stiff plastic bristles and 1.5-inch mallet head made from XLPE foam, marries elements of a brush and a mallet to brilliantly translate both slap and bass tones.
Sensaphonics in-ear monitors, musician earplugs, and silicon custom sleeves are now available in a wide range of crystal glitter colors (including turquoise glitter, pictured) that bring a glistening sense of style to the company’s uniquely comfortable, high isolation soft silicone earpieces.
Vandoren V21 reeds provide smooth, warm sound, flexibility, and dynamic response for clarinets and saxophones. Suitable for both students and professionals, V21 reeds are available for Eb, Bb, and bass clarinet, as well as soprano, alto, and tenor saxophone, in variety of strengths.
Lewitt LCT 640 TS revolutionizes the recording process by allowing you to change your recording setup after the fact.
J Ferro basses are designed for bassists, by bassists. The Denair Line comes in four-, five-, and six-string instruments. Layering with spalted maple, ash, and mahogany, the bass’s beautiful solid spalted maple top, back, and neck make it a work of art. J Ferro Denair basses also include custom, hand-wound pickups.
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