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.
March 27, 2019IM -
The AFM New York office will be closed for business both Thursday, March 28, and Friday, March 29, as they move to their new office space on the ninth floor. Their computer servers will be off-line from March 28 until Monday, April 1. Therefore, email messages sent to the AFM New York Headquarters staff between March 28 and April 1 may not be received by the office until April 1.
Please note the new AFM address:
American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada
1501 Broadway, Ninth Floor
New York, NY 10036
Staff telephone numbers will not change.
The AFM West Coast Office and the AFM Canadian Office will remain open for their normal business hours during the move. The International Musician office will also remain open for normal business hours.
Please understand this type of interruption is part of any move for an organization of this size. The AFM is doing everything they can to minimize any disruptions. Your understanding and patience is very much appreciated!