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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AFM’s GoPro Hosting Provides an Affordable Home for Your Website


An exclusive benefit of AFM membership, GoPro Hosting offers members space for websites, domain name registration, and unlimited email addresses. With more than 400 clients, GoPro Hosting
has helped many members establish their web presence—a necessity for indie and freelance musicians, in particular.

The AFM is uniquely suited to serve the web hosting needs of musicians—at a reasonable price. In addition to offering feature-packed web hosting and unlimited bandwidth, AFM’s GoPro Hosting provides easy-to-reach technical support.

Musicians who use GoPro Hosting point to substantial savings compared to other web hosting plans. The prices for GoPro Hosting range from $19 per year for the Solo Plan, which offers 100 megabytes of space, to $149 per year for the Quintet Plan, which offers two gigabytes of space. All plans provide unlimited bandwidth.

Members who have switched from other web hosts to GoPro Hosting have seen savings that more than paid for their AFM membership dues. For example, web hosts with similar features are priced from $12 to $30 per month. Even with costs at the low end ($12 per month or $144 per year), the GoPro Hosting Solo Plan, at only $19 per year, is a savings of $125 per year.

One feature of GoPro Hosting—AFM Adlib—allows members to start a fully functioning website and begin editing it immediately through an easy-to-use web interface designed specifically for musicians. AFM Adlib is based on WordPress software, known for its accessibility and high performance. It’s all at your fingertips, allowing you to write news items and add pictures or sound files—without the added pressure of learning html or hiring someone to edit web content.

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