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


Gear, Products

Italia Maranello Cavo Bass

The Italia Maranello Cavo Bass

The Italia Maranello Cavo Bass is a light weight, 30-inch scale, semi-hollow body, four-string bass that packs a punch. It has a comfortable 20-fret rosewood fingerboard, mahogany neck, and chambered mahogany body featuring Italia’s signature f-hole.

Tascam DA-3000

Tascam DA-3000 Recorder

Tascam DA-3000 is designed for stereo PCM/DSD recordings at high sampling frequencies.


Timeless: The Music of John Abercrombie

Brilliant jazz guitar innovator John Abercrombie is known among jazz musicians as a composer of compelling, well-crafted tunes.

Auralex MudGuard

The Auralex MudGuard v2 Microphone Shield

The Auralex MudGuard v2 Microphone Shield isolates mics, eliminating external noise bleed  and filtering out external overtones.

Alfred’s Guitar Sessions

Alfred’s Guitar Sessions

The best way to learn to play a song on guitar is to watch someone else play it. Alfred’s Guitar Sessions series books center around detailed instructional video lessons that teach you how to play rock ’n’ roll’s greatest songs through step-by-step teaching.

Classics with a Touch of Jazz

Classics with a Touch of Jazz: 27 Beloved Masterpieces

Classics with a Touch of Jazz reflects Local 802 (New York City) member Lee Evans’ longstanding interest in keeping music students and teachers motivated through including jazz music and concepts within traditional classical piano lessons.

Axient Digital Wireless System

Shure’s Axient Digital Wireless System

Shure’s Axient Digital Wireless System provides unparalleled RF and audio performance for professional use. Ideal for a variety of users and features, the receiver is compatible with AD and ADX series transmitters.

V-MODA REMIX Bluetooth speaker

V-MODA REMIX Bluetooth Speaker

V-MODA REMIX Bluetooth speaker delivers uncompromising sound quality in a highly portable 7.8-inch wide design.

Joe Allard

Joe Allard: Lessons from the Master

Joe Allard is considered one of most influential and brilliant woodwind teachers that ever lived.

Platform Desk

Output Inc.’s Platform Desk

Output Inc.’s Platform desk was designed to provide a functional, affordable, and stylish work area specifically for studio use by musicians, producers, and composers.