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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Primacoustic Element panels

Primacoustic Element Panels


Primacoustic Element panels are designed to provide aesthetic options for acoustic absorption. The hexagonal shape, with beveled edges, allows the panels to be installed in personalized interesting patterns and clusters to control primary reflections and flutter echo.




Agave Stratocaster

Cuervo x Fender Agave Stratocaster


Fender has partnered with Jose Cuervo to create the Cuervo x Fender Agave Stratocaster, made from the agave plant.




CMC2

Drawmer’s CMC2 Compact Monitor Controllers


Drawmer’s CMC2 compact monitor controllers feature superb fidelity, balanced stereo inputs, a 3.5 mm unbalanced stereo aux input (with independent volume control), and mix check facilities (phase reverse, summed mono, and dim).




Smart Headset

Smart Headset


The Ambeo Smart Headset from Sennheiser is an intuitive and compact mobile binaural recording headset that captures immersive 3D audio.




TWA DM-02 Dynamorph

TWA DM-02 Dynamorph


The TWA DM-02 Dynamorph harmonic generator creates multi-layered complex waveforms to “morph” your instrument’s harmonic structure in bizarre, yet musical, ways while its envelope-detection circuit controls distortion events via playing dynamics.




Venue Series

Blackstar Amplification’s Venue Series MKII


Blackstar Amplification’s Venue Series MKII all-valve amplifiers feature award-winning Infinite Shape Feature (ISF) control that allows guitarists to completely change the tone stack between traditional American voicings and traditional British voicings with a single knob




Casio’s Cleviano AP-270 digital piano

Casio’s Cleviano AP-270 Digital Piano


Casio’s Cleviano AP-270 digital piano boasts a redesigned cabinet with all controls located on the side panel. The simulated ebony and ivory weighted, scaled, hammer action keyboard provides the feel, depth, and integrity of an acoustic piano.




Italia Maranello Cavo Bass

The Italia Maranello Cavo Bass


The Italia Maranello Cavo Bass is a light weight, 30-inch scale, semi-hollow body, four-string bass that packs a punch. It has a comfortable 20-fret rosewood fingerboard, mahogany neck, and chambered mahogany body featuring Italia’s signature f-hole.




Tascam DA-3000

Tascam DA-3000 Recorder


Tascam DA-3000 is designed for stereo PCM/DSD recordings at high sampling frequencies.




Auralex MudGuard

The Auralex MudGuard v2 Microphone Shield


The Auralex MudGuard v2 Microphone Shield isolates mics, eliminating external noise bleed  and filtering out external overtones.










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