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.
D&A’s Valencia performance leather straps were designed with professional guitarists and bassists in mind. Hand-cut from quality leather selected at one of the finest leather factories in Spain, the straps are available in seven colors.
The Roberto Quintero signature congas from Gon Bops are made from premium fiberglass shells, California Series Contour Hardware, and custom REMO Skyndeep heads.
Glyph Technologies Atom SSD is built with artists in mind. The lightning fast solid state drive is rugged and light-weight, allowing you to take your music, videos, and important documents everywhere you go.
Combining FlashPlay technology, 128-voice polyphony, powerful DSP, and an intuitive user interface, the portable Kurzweil SP6 is ideal for stage and studio. Its 88 fully-weighted keys provide the feel of an acoustic grand.
D’Angelico Guitars has introduced a line of solid-body electrics. All three models—Bedford, Atlantic, and Ludlow—feature Seymour Duncan pickups.
The Vexter series Fuzz Factory Vertical is a five-knob Zvex pedal that allows control of every aspect of your sound. “Gate” squelches noise after the end of sustain or can be used to tune in exact feedback pitch.
Radial Engineering’s Key-Largo keyboard mixer and performance pedal features quarter-inch analog inputs to connect up to three stereo or mono keyboards, plus a USB interface for use with soft synths or computer-based audio. All inputs feature individual level control. Separate send controls access a shared effects loop activated via a dedicated footswitch. The effects return […]
IK Multimedia’s T-RackS 5 versatile mixing and mastering system offers four all-new processors for a total of 38 high-quality modules, including a redesigned interface in a flexible 16-processor series/parallel chain. Among the improvements, the Master Match module plug-in automatically matches the sonic fingerprint of up to three reference tracks; Dyna-Mu vari-mu compressor/limiter can impart an […]
Lectrosonics SMWB (single AA battery) and SMDWB (dual AA battery) Digital Hybrid Wireless SM Series transmitters provide several innovative features. They can act as transmitters, body-worn recorders, as well as provide wideband tuning. The units tune across three standard frequency blocks and come in several frequency ranges for North American and export markets, plus selectable […]
Slammi Plus from Electro-Harmonix is the ultimate polyphonic pitch shifter harmony pedal, transposing pitch in two different directions over a three-octave range. Dual pitch shifting mode can generate two separate pitch shift intervals simultaneously. With its X-Fade function the pitch interval is fixed (does not bend) and the foot pedal cross-fades between the dry note […]