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


Recent News

Grover Pro Percussion Named Manufacturer of the Year

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has named Grover Pro Percussion Inc. the 2019 Small Business Manufacturer of the Year for Massachusetts.

Notre Dame Organ Spared

The Notre Dame organ, though thought to have been damaged in the tragic fire on April 15, has survived and will be fully functioning with a few repairs.

SAG-AFTRA Leaders Call for Closer Cooperation Between US, Chinese Media Artists 

Leaders of the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) who recently returned from a visit to China, have called for closer cooperation between US and Chinese media artists, according to a report by the Xinhua news agency.

Victory for Striking Stop & Shop Workers

Twelve days after 31,000 Stop & Shop grocery store workers at 241 locations across New England walked off their jobs in protest of proposed cuts to their health care, pensions, and overtime pay, the company conceded defeat.

Unis, pour le meilleur et pour le pire

To view this article in English, click here. par Alan Willaert, vice-président de la FAM pour le Canada Toute bonne chose a une fin, même pour les groupes de musique. Ils sont victimes du changement, que celui-ci soit externe, interne ou personnel. Même les Beatles n’y ont pas échappé. Lorsque des musiciens décident de former […]

Western Conference

The 2019 Western Conference Executive Board (L to R) are: AFM International Vice President Bruce Fife administering the oath of office to Western Conference President Rachel Dorfman of Local 105 (Spokane, WA), First Vice President Doug Robinson of Local 586 (Phoenix, AZ), Second Vice President Mont Chris Hubbard of Local 99 (Portland, OR), Third Vice President David Brown of Local 145 (Vancouver, BC), Fourth Vice President Michael Allen of Local 20-623 (Denver, CO), and Secretary-Treasurer Tammy Noreyko of Local 7 (Orange County, CA).

La communauté musicale du Canada s’engage à promouvoir des milieux de travail sains

To view this article in English, click here. Le 16 mars, 42 organismes musicaux, dont la Fédération canadienne des musiciens, ont formellement signé le Code de conduite des industries créatrices du Canada en témoignage de leur engagement à créer des milieux de travail surs et respectueux. Ils se sont également engagés à rehausser et à […]

Canadian Music Community Commits to Safe, Respectful Workspaces

On March 16, 42 music groups, among them the Canadian Federation of Musicians, formally signed the Canadian Creative Industries Code of Conduct in demonstration of their pledge to keep their work environments free of harassment, discrimination, violence, and bullying.

Conférence à venir de l’OMOSC

To view this article in English, click here. par Robert Fraser, président de l’OMOSC, et Melissa Goodchild, secrétaire de l’OMOSC, tous deux membres de la section locale 247 (Victoria, C.-B.) L’Organisation des musiciens d’orchestre symphonique du Canada (OMOSC) tiendra sa conférence annuelle à l’hôtel Sheraton Hamilton de Hamilton, en Ontario, du 12 au 16 août. […]

Bernie Sanders’ Staff First in Campaign History to Unionize

Bernie Sanders’ 2020 presidential campaign will have a unionized workforce. The decision is a natural extension of the candidate’s policies and longstanding support for workers’ rights and a $15 per hour minimum wage.