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


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For more than a century, members of the American Federation of Musicians have enjoyed access to one of the most important sources of information affecting their livelihoods. Published monthly and distributed to more than 70,000 union members across the US and Canada, International Musician provides vital news of legislation affecting musicians, audition notices, industry news, features about activism and labor organizing campaigns, and spotlights featuring the activities of their colleagues.

AFM members are a diverse group of working musicians who are involved in all facets of the music industry.

AFM members:

  • are gigging musicians performing events and concerts
  • play in orchestras, symphonies, and Broadway shows
  • perform onstage and work in studios
  • record on motion picture soundtracks and television shows
  • include Grammy-winning musicians, composers, conductors, and engineers

AFM members are professional career musicians who invest in your products and expertise. As a collective body of working musicians, teachers, mentors, contract negotiators, and policy makers, AFM members are powerful influencers.

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