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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Gear, Products

Dorico

Dorico


Steinberg claims that Dorico is the only scoring software that musicians can compose and arrange freely into, providing the best automatic notation and engraving of any software.




Brad Paisley’s Signature Fender Guitar

Brad Paisley’s Signature Fender Guitar


This year’s Summer NAMM show saw the launch of Local 257 (Nashville, TN) member Brad Paisley’s signature Fender guitar.




The PA6BT Hot Spot PA

The PA6BT Hot Spot PA


The PA6BT Hot Spot PA/personal monitor from Galaxy Audio includes Bluetooth technology and a dedicated volume control.




Art Diffusor Model D

Acoustics First’s Art Diffusor Model D


Acoustics First’s Art Diffusor Model D is an organic quadratic sound diffuser that improves acoustic clarity and ambiance, while increasing the overall perceived space of the room.




Concept MC Cases

TKL’s Concept MC Cases


TKL’s Concept MC cases are developed to fit almost every vintage and contemporary acoustic guitar on the market.




Tone Corset

Tone Corset


Tone Corset compact operational transconductance amplifier (OTA) analog compressor from Electro-Harmonix lets guitarists precisely shape dynamics with compression effects ranging from subtle to extreme.




Bass Lesson Goldmine

Bass Lesson Goldmine: 100 Lessons Series


Each book in the Bass Lesson Goldmine series features 100 individual modules covering an array of topics.




Roland’s GP607

Roland’s GP607


Roland’s GP607 brings a light-weight and maintenance-free mini grand into your living room.




Palette of Touches

Joanne Haroutounian’s Palette of Touches


This book introduces students to a variety of legato, staccato, and chordal touches to gain an aural awareness of tonal colors and technical tools to produce them.




Classic Fit Drumheads

REMO’s Classic Fit Drumheads


REMO’s Classic Fit Drumheads are designed for oversized drums built prior to the mid-1960s.










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