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.
The Regal Tip 6S (RW6S) Warm Up Lacquer Stick is ideal for loosening wrists and practicing paradiddles behind the scenes to relieve tension before taking the stage.
Solar Guitars S1.6ET limited edition, in flame Solar burst matte color, is the first Type S guitar to feature all mahogany construction (body and neck) with flamed veneer on top of the body and headstock.
The D2 Dual Dynamic custom silicon in-ear monitor (IEM) is Sensaphonics’ first product with dynamic drivers. It is designed to work on stage, as well as with mobile devices.
Designed for anyone wanting a rich analog sound on the go, UNO Synth is ultra-portable and battery powered (or USB power supply).
Cube Acoustics uses a patent pending alloy for instrument parts. Their endpin design provides professional cellists and bassists with improved volume and articulation, while the collar makes it easy to extend the pin.
Katherine Hoover’s “Dancing Violin & Piano” is a piece for advanced violin and piano duo begins with a light “Arabesque,” transitions to a “Cortège” with a brief cadenza section, and finishes with a driving “Stomp” finale.
D’Addario’s DIY Solderless Pedalboard Audio Cable Kit with Mini Plugs is the ultimate solution for custom wiring your pedalboard or rack gear when space is restricted.
Yes, You Can! is a guide to teaching strings created to be especially useful if you are coming into teaching strings from another discipline, such as band or choir.
This is the inspiring story of Doug Seegers’ journey from drug addicted, down-and-out, country musician, wandering the streets of Nashville, to widely successful artist on the international scene.
Composer and pianist Martin Amlin’s Eight Variations is a five-minute intermediate piece commissioned by Piano & Keyboard magazine.