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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Fender’s Acoustic Pro and Acoustic SFX amps offer unique capabilities for acoustic players in venues large and small. Aesthetically pleasing, the bent plywood construction combines high-grade materials and modern curvature. Built for larger venues, Acoustic Pro is a 200-watt amp that has two universal channels designed for guitars or microphones, each with its own quarter-inch XLR combo jack and hall reverb. It features an integrated handle, tilt-back stand, 12-inch neodymium woofer, high performance tweeter with crossover network, feedback-reducing phase switches, balanced line output, effects loop, and aux-in jack. Acoustic SFX is a great grab-and-go rig for small venues. It offers lightweight design, as well as onboard hall reverb, echo, delay, chorus, and Vibratone effects. One handy perk is an integrated handle that doubles as a convenient cradle for mobile playback devices that can be connected via the aux-in jack. Other features include feedback-reducing phase switches, line output, tow universal channels, and a footswitch jack for an optional two-button effect bypass footswitch.