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 31, 2015IM -
Bonnie Raitt of local 47 (Los Angeles, CA) is a founding member of Musicians United for Safe Energy and has always been an activists for a better future by opposing unfriendly projects to the environment such as fossil fuel reliance. Now, she considers the most critical issue of today is Hydro-fracking and she claims it needs a nationwide ban.
Food & Water Watch partnered with Movement Music Records to release a compilation record cleverly titled, “ Buy This Fracking Album. ” It will include 22 artists to spread knowledge about the dangers of fracking. All the songs have been donated and the proceeds from the album will be sent to groups working towards a ban on fracking.
The album isn’t complete yet, and needs about $40,000 to be finished. You can donate here to help the album become a reality, and you will be one of the first to receive the album if you do donate.