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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This book gives fans an intimate and unparalleled look at one of the most successful pop groups of all time, ABBA. Overflowing with original photographs, some never before published, this band-approved book offers readers a backstage look at the band through interviews, anecdotes, and insights from ABBA expert Carl Magnus Palm. Co-author Ingmarie Halling was responsible for the dressing room, costumes, and makeup on all of ABBA’s major tours, and she is curator of the Stockholm-based ABBA museum. ABBA: The Treasures also features removable memorabilia—tour itineraries, a backstage pass, a set list, and a poster.
ABBA: The Treasures, by Ingmarie Halling and Carl Magnus Palm,
Sterling Publishing (www.sterlingpublishing.com).