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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The ASCAP EXPO is a premier conference for songwriters, composers, and producers in all genres of music. Held at Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles, April 28-30, 2016, it will feature creative and business-focused panels, workshops, master classes, keynotes, one-on-one sessions, song critiquing, networking events, product displays, state-of-the-art technology demonstrations, performances and more.
All music creators, publishers, and executives can benefit from attending this unique creative event, which is designed around personal interaction, education, and networking. ASCAP EXPO is open to anyone, not just ASCAP members. Among the events that have been announced so far are: master sessions with Greg Kurstin (“Hello”) of Local 47 (Los Angeles, CA) and Ashley Gorley (“Crash My Party”); fun. frontman Nate Ruess in conversation with ASCAP President/Hall of Fame songwriter Paul Williams; and a special interview with rap pioneers Salt-N-Pepa.
As an AFM member, you can take advantage of deep discount pricing for the 11th annual ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO. The deep discount registration price is just $365 for AFM members or $340 for AFM members who are also members of ASCAP. To take advantage of this special rate, select your organization name from the Partner menu. For more about that, visit: discount.aspx .