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

Yamaha SLG200NW Silent Guitar

Yamaha SLG200NW Silent Guitar


Yamaha SLG200NW Silent Guitar is 90% quieter than a conventional guitar to provide quiet practice when unamplified or listened to through stereo earphones.




Grand Hybrid GP-300WE

Casio Celviano Grand Hybrid GP-300WE


Casio Celviano Grand Hybrid GP-300WE comes with three popular grand piano sounds, as well as the Natural Grand Hammer Action Keyboard.




QLX-D VHF System

Shure’s QLX-D VHF System


Shure’s QLX-D VHF system and accessories offer the same features and benefits as the Shure’s UHF systems, including spectrum efficiency, power recharging accessories, networking options, and rugged construction




Loving a Musician

Love a Musician: Grace Notes to a Harmonious Relationship


Loving a Musician is both challenging and rewarding. This book from Local 5 (Detroit, MI) member Al McKenzie dispels some of the myths and stereotypes of musicians.




StudioLive Series III digital Console

PreSonus StudioLive Series III digital Console/Recorders


PreSonus StudioLive Series III digital console/recorders are fully recallable and available in two models—StudioLive 16, a 16-channel with 17 touch-sensitive, motorized faders and 17 recallable XMAX preamps and the StudioLive 32 with 33 touch-sensitive, motorized faders and 33 recallable XMAX preamps. Both allow customization of workflow and operation. They come with PreSonus Capture multi-track recording […]




Grammy Salute to Music Legends

Grammy Salute to Music Legends: All-Star Artists Pay Tribute to Their Musical Heroes


Grammy Salute to Music Legends: All-Star Artists Pay Tribute to Their Musical Heroes, edited by David Konjoyan, Hal Leonard Corporation, www.halleonard.com.




Electro-Harmonix Canyon Delay & Looper

The Electro-Harmonix Canyon Delay & Looper Pedal


The Electro-Harmonix Canyon Delay & Looper pedal features 10 effects plus a fully featured looper. Canyon offers delay times of five milliseconds to three seconds, plus a tap tempo with tap divide controlled by the built-in (or external) footswitch




K Cardioid Subwoofer

The K Cardioid Subwoofer


The K Cardioid Subwoofer is a single-box powered subwoofer that offers ease of portability for entertainment and installation applications.




Mackie AXIS Digital Mixing System

Mackie AXIS Digital Mixing System


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.




CinchFit

CinchFit


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








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