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.
July 30, 2019IM -
Chair: Varun Vyas of Local 571 (Halifax, NS)
Chair: Lovie Smith-Wright of Local 65-699 (Houston, TX)
Chair: John Sprott of Local 71 (Memphis, TN)
Chair: Brad C. Eggen of Local 30-73 (St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN)
Chair: Tammy Kirk of Local 94 (Tulsa, OK)
Chair: Mark Reed of Local 247 (Victoria, BC)
Chair: E. Bayens of Local 390 (Edmonton, AB)
Chair: Gary Lasley of Local 47 (Los Angeles, CA)
Chair: John O’Connor of Local 1000 (Nongeographic)
Chair: Tammy Noreyko of Local 7 (Orange County, CA)
Chair: Robin Moir of Local 180 (Ottawa, ON)
Chair: John Leite of Local 300 (Lowell, MA)
Chair: Candace Lammers of Local 400 (Hartford-New Haven, CT)