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.
The HeadRush Pedalboard guitar processor delivers diverse classic vintage and modern amp and FX models, including exclusive boutique effects, plus the ability to load your own custom response (IR) files.
A tribute to Stuart Spector’s legendary craftsmanship, the Euro4 1977 provides an extremely comfortable, fully carved body, handcrafted from solid American walnut.
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.
Fender has partnered with Jose Cuervo to create the Cuervo x Fender Agave Stratocaster, made from the agave plant.
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).
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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.
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