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 30, 2020
In an effort to address the impact of COVID-19 for non-symphonic situations, the EMSD has established guidelines for potential waivers.
November 19, 2019
en français When it comes to musicians receiving the proper residual payments in Canada’s television and film industry, productions have been getting away with murder. Enough was enough. It was time to invest in the Electronic Media Services Division and make some new noise with the major labels, independent producers, and music supervisors across Canada—that’s […]
November 16, 2019
Meet the Canadian Electronic Services Department Staff
October 30, 2019
October 30, 2019
en français As most of you know, the September issue of International Musician focused on electronic media and the Electronic Media Services Division. I am extremely happy to hear of the positive feedback that has been received in connection with the articles and features contained in this issue, as well as the contributions made by […]
September 26, 2019
Much of the time, the music preparation work is done well in advance of a scoring session, which means, if the personnel are not careful, they could be left off the report form when the project is filed.
September 23, 2019
New Use Collections Are at an All-time High; This Is How You Can Get a Piece of the Pie
September 19, 2019
The following list of questions is supplied for the purpose of ascertaining necessary information so that rates from the appropriate agreement may be provided.
September 11, 2019
In October, AFM Electronic Media Services Division Director and Assistant to the President Pat Varriale will be celebrating 45 years in the EMSD.
September 4, 2019
The following EMSD “who’s who” puts faces with names and summarizes job responsibilities for our EMSD staff.