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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Books, Products

Bass Hanon

Bass Hanon: 75 Exercises to Build Endurance & Flexibility for Bass Guitar Players


This bass guitar exercise book will help you increase your endurance and flexibility, challenging you in fun and methodical ways




Strings Attached: One Tough Teacher and the Gift of Great Expectations


Strings Attached: One Tough Teacher and the Gift of Great Expectations is about Jerry Kupchynsky’s, a very strict but rewarding teacher and his students.




25 GREAT TRUMPET SOLOS

25 Great Trumpet Solos


25 Great Trumpet Solos by musician Eric J. Morones of Local 7 (Orange County, CA) contains solo transcriptions in standard notation, lessons on how to play them, biographies of soloists, instrument information, photos, and more.




Led Zeppelin Celebration Day

Led Zeppelin Celebration Day


On December 10, 2007 Led Zeppelin reunited for an Ahmet Ertegun tribute concert at London’s O2 Arena, which set a Guinness World Record for highest demand for tickets for one concert




Banjo Aerobics: A 50-Week Workout Program for Developing, Improving, and Maintaining Banjo Technique

Banjo Aerobics: A 50-Week Workout Program for Developing, Improving, and Maintaining Banjo Technique


This book, designed for all levels, will help you improve on basic techniques to play today’s traditional music, as well as many other styles, from old-time music to pop




The Beatles in 100 Objects

The Beatles in 100 Objects


The British Invasion and Beatlemania set off a global revolution that influenced music, fashion, politics, and religion.




A View from the Side

A View from the Side: Stories and Perspectives on the Music Indust


A View from the Side is a unique look at the music business through the eyes of Local 802 (New York City) bassist Michael Visceglia




The iPad in the Music Studio: Connecting Your iPad to Mics, Mixers, Instruments, Computers, and More

The iPad in the Music Studio: Connecting Your iPad to Mics, Mixers, Instruments, Computers, and More


iPads can bump up spontaneity and creativity in music production. The iPad in the Music Studio takes readers on a tour of the latest iPad-related music hardware and software




Electronics Concepts, Labs, and Projects for Media Enthusiasts, Students, and Professionals

Electronics Concepts, Labs, and Projects for Media Enthusiasts, Students, and Professionals


This book is designed to introduce musicians to concepts, techniques, and tools in the fields of audio, video, and multimedia recording.




Music Marketing for the DIY Musician: Creating and Executing a Plan of Attack on a Low Budget

Music Marketing for the DIY Musician: Creating and Executing a Plan of Attack on a Low Budget


Music Marketing for the DIY Musician is a proactive, step-by-step guide to producing a low-budget plan for marketing your music










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