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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Cool Tools

EHX 1440 Stereo Looper


Loop Back Around The EHX 1440 Stereo Looper delivers 1,440 seconds of high-quality, uncompressed, stereo recording time plus the ability to store 20 different loops. It can tempo sync to an external MIDI device, offers unlimited overdubbing, while Reverse and Octave speed effects enhance creative control. Also included are 1-Shot Playback and Loop Retrigger. www.ehx.com




Artist Elite AE2300


Versatile Performer The Artist Elite AE2300 cardioid instrument microphone features Audio-Technica’s proprietary double-dome diaphragm construction, giving it high-frequency and transient response that far exceeds typical dynamic microphones. With a rugged, low-profile design and the ability to handle high SPLs, the AE2300 is a versatile performer, able to capture sound from guitar amps, brass and woodwinds, […]




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Pirastro KorfkerRest


Redefined Shoulder Rest The Pirastro KorfkerRest is billed as the world’s lightest shoulder rest. Bendable maple and sleek, ultra-light rubber feet redefine the classic shoulder rest. It offers extensive and precise personal modifications of position, height, and tilt; brings out a wider dynamic range from the instrument; and allows a richer diversity in articulation. Finer […]




mute caddy

Longoria Mute Caddy


Find Your Mute The Mute Caddy’s new “Longoria” model helps trumpet players keep track of their mutes. Lightweight and portable, it slides securely onto the ledge of a music stand and has no moving parts. Organize your mutes and keep them at eye level. The Longoria can accommodate up to four mutes, and will also house […]




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Saxophone Neck and Mouthpiece Storage Pouch


Stick It in the Bell Protec’s tenor saxophone in-bell neck and mouthpiece storage pouch allows you to safely and conveniently store reeds, lubricants, brushes, neck straps, and other small accessories inside the bell of your horn. The adjustable padded center divider provides additional protection when storing a neck and mouthpiece. Made of soft padded nylex […]




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CDP-S350 Digital Piano


Realistic Piano Sound Casio’s new CDP-S350 digital piano offers a realistic piano sound and feel in a modern and ultra-portable design that can be powered by six AA batteries. The CDP-S350 features 700 sounds, 200 accompaniment rhythms, a pitch bend wheel, a six-track MIDI recorder with USB storage, and convenient Registration buttons for quickly saving […]




Ludwig speed pedal

L204SF Speed Flyer


Built to Fly The new Ludwig L204SF Speed Flyer single foot bass drum pedal features an improved beater with traditional speed sizing and increased weight, improved heel with smooth action bearings, improved toe clamp to reduce hoop damage with secured grip, new ergonomic wing bolts and attached drum key, improved baseboard for added strength, orientation […]




Filtered Hearing Protection


Alpine MusicSafe Pro earplugs offer musicians hearing protection with three exchangeable filter sets for low, medium, and high protection. Made of thermoplastic material, the earplugs mold to the wearer’s ears, are comfortable and stay in place, and are hypoallergenic. Alpine MusicSafe Pro earplugs come with a storage case, a carrying cord, and disinfecting cleaning spray. […]




Stand-up Audio Quality


The new Microphone Desktop Tripod Stand from Peavey Electronics is a high-quality, foldable stand great for stepping up audio quality during remote conferencing, recording, and/or podcasting. It’s portable and versatile, with a clip that’s compatible with the most popular handheld microphones. It’s sturdy, yet lightweight with a small footprint, and its non-skid rubber feet minimize […]




AP-86 Grenadilla Wood Piccolo

Wm. S. Haynes Co. Amadeus AP-86 Grenadilla Wood Piccolo


The new Amadeus AP-86 grenadilla wood piccolo by Wm. S. Haynes Co. offers a responsive head joint that plays with ease, while the body and silver-plated mechanism provides accurate intonation, balanced registers, and a liquid altissimo.










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