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.

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Articles, Officer Columns, President's Message

AFM, Media Convergence and Performance Rights Part 2

The future of the Federation depends in part on its ability to bargain progressive media agreements despite global competitiveness and a burgeoning background of web-based, user-generated-content that has blurred the lines between broadcasting and other media across all elements of consumption.


AFM, Media Convergence, and Performance Rights

AFM, Media Convergence, and Performance Rights — To understand what is happening now in music and media, let’s look to our past to remember who we are, where we came from, and what we did, in order to help us see where we go from here.


How to Self-Manage Your Personal Finances and Life

How to Self-Manage Your Personal Finances and Life — The time will one day come when you are making great money and hiring business managers. But until then, here are a few tips on managing your own financial life.


Three Ways to Ramp Up Your Image This Year

Three Ways to Ramp Up Your Image This Year —  If you’re an indie musician or group, you want to have a great promo kit, good PR, and a fan base to support you.


The Inaugural AFM Theater Musicians’ Summit

On Saturday, January 9, AFM Director of Touring, Theater and Immigration Services Michael Manley hosted the AFM’s first Theatre Musicians Summit…


The AFM Recognizes Signatory Grammy Winners

There were many AFM members among those honored with nominations and awards at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards.


The 100th Convention of the American Federation of Musicians General Information

The 100th Convention of the American Federation of Musicians will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, beginning Monday, June 20, and concluding Thursday, June 23.


Lyric Opera of Chicago to Be Featured on Great Performances

Lyric Opera of Chicago to Be Featured on Great Performances — The Lyric Opera of Chicago and its orchestra’s recent world premiere production of the opera Bel Canto by Jimmy López will be broadcast on the PBS series Great Performances next season.


iPads Enhance BSO Concert Experience

iPads Enhance BSO Concert Experience — In an effort to connect with younger patrons, Boston Symphony Orchestra is offering audience members the use of customized iPads with content


Dallas Symphony Tour Postponed

Dallas Symphony Tour Postponed








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