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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New Releases, Products

tenormore

Scott Robinson, Tenormore


This album from Scott Robinson, known as a multi-instrumentalist and rare instrument collector, features his tenor saxophone.




CLA-10A

Avantone Pro’s CLA-10A Active Monitoring System


Avantone Pro’s CLA-10A active monitoring system features 35mm AV10-MHF high frequency silk dome-based tweeter and custom 180mm AV10-MLF low-frequency driver—based on paper cone construction with old-school speaker design artistry.




p-121 digital piano

Yamaha P-121 Digital Piano


The Yamaha P-121 digital piano is an ultra-compact, light-weight, and affordable instrument for gigging musicians.




Dixson Drum Lift

Evans Dixson Drum Lift


Invented by drummer Arti Dixson, the Evans Dixson Drum Lift is an effective tool for raising the bass drum off the floor to improve resonance and beater striking location.




shostakovich

Boston Symphony Orchestra, Shostakovich Symphonies 4 and 11 “The Year 1905”


This two-disc set is the latest in Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s complete Shostakovich symphony cycle.




AirHush Inflatable Sound Attenuation Technology

AirHush Inflatable Sound Attenuation Technology


AirHush Inflatable Sound Attenuation Technology (ISAT) utilizes lightweight, transparent, modular panels to create isolation booths in minutes.




morbid angel

Morbid Angel Guitars


Dan Vadim Von of Morbid Angel’s two new signature guitars—the six-string Blood Red V1.6DVV and seven-string Slime Green A1.7DVV (pictured)—feature the exact specs and same high-quality components as the guitars used by Vadim Von.




super switcher

Super Switcher


Tired of “tap dancing” around your pedal board? In effect, Super Switcher moves all of your pedals to your pedal board’s front row and lets you control them with one button push.




i'm not like everybody else

Jesse Kinch, I’m Not Like Everybody Else


Local 47 (Los Angeles, CA) member Jesse Kinch first picked up a guitar at age six and began to learn the classic rock songs of the 1970s and 1980s. He debuted his act at a New York City rock club at age seven.




ns micro headstock tuner

D’Addario’s NS Micro Headstock Tuner


NS Micro Headstock tuner is a tiny yet full-featured tuner. It grips gently, but securely, to any headstock and can be perfectly positioned thanks to 360-degree rotation and 90-degree screen orientation options.










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