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


125th Anniversary Commemorative Insert

In celebration of the American Federation of Musician’s 125th Anniversary, we are dedicating a special section in our October International Musician to commemorate this historic milestone.

We invite you to show your support for the American Federation of Musicians, professional musicians, and proud union members across the United States and in Canada.

Special Section Advertising Rates & Sizes:

Full Page – $1995                              9.75″ x 11″ (Full Bleed)
Half Page – $1195                             8.75″ x 4.625″ (H) or 4.25″ x 9.625″ (V)
1/4 Page – $695                                4.25″ x 4.625″ (H) or 2.05″ x 9.625″ (V)
Business Card – $395                       3.125″ x 1.875″

*We are extending a 20% discount to AFM locals, AFM conferences, and members for 125th Anniversary Commemorative ads.

Ad space is limited. Please reserve your spot by September 13, 2021. Contact Advertising Director Honore Stockley (315) 422-0900 X2 ( ) with questions or to submit your PDF ad files.

MPTF Ad Reservation Form

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