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.
Multiple Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Rob Thomas of Local 389 (Orlando, FL) has released his fourth solo album, Chip Tooth Smile.
The Electro-Harmonix Switchblade Pro is a compact switching pedal with advanced features: True mechanical bypass, soft switching, high-quality/low-noise buffers, volume controls for all input signals, and high headroom.
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Glen Campbell’s life and career is being celebrated with Glen Campbell – The Legacy [1961-2017], an updated and expanded edition of his long-out-of-print, career-spanning box set.
Alto Professional’s new high-powered subwoofers, the TS315S and TS318S, extend the bass response of Alto TS3 full-range speakers, resulting in systems with improved wide-range response and dramatic low frequencies and soaring, transparent mid-range and highs.
Playing guides, graphical instructions for phrasing and articulation, as well as exercises for improvisation are included in Groove Trumpet.
These five movements form a backdrop for an exploration of life in the Yukon and are built around five texts by British-Canadian poet Robert Service.
In Flying Circus, tubist Jim Self of Local 47 (Los Angeles, CA) compiles the many quintets he has composed from 1996-2016.
Playing with Ease is a book about ergonomic technique for the guitar, as well as other instruments.
John the Blind marks the latest solo endeavor by songwriter-producer John Henry Ryan II of Local 47 (Los Angeles, CA). This EP was preceded by three buzzworthy tracks “Hallelujah,” “Sticky,” and “Two Months.”