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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Gear, Products

How to Record at Home on a Budget

How to Record at Home on a Budget


It’s never been easier to record at home, but it still requires some know-how. This book covers equipment—digital audio workstations, standalone digital recorders, and mobile devices; the use of effects; plus mixing and editing.




Epiphone Elitist Casino hollow body

Epiphone Elitist Casino Hollow Body


Based on the mid-1960s classic, the Epiphone Elitist Casino hollow body has the classic look and sound made famous by The Beatles.




RatStands Opera Chair

RatStands Opera Chair


RatStands Opera Chair with optional baffle is designed to provide musicians with exceptional lumbar support in a chair with adjustable seat angle and legs.




Sennheiser Digital 6000

The Sennheiser Digital 6000 Microphone System


The Sennheiser Digital 6000 microphone system was designed to address the challenges of the shrinking UHF spectrum in live performance settings.




Fluance DB12 Powered Subwoofer

The Fluance DB12 Powered Subwoofer


The Fluance DB12 Powered Subwoofer is designed to deliver powerful bass performance for a truly immersive experience.




The Solution Pedalboard


The Solution pedalboard by NEXI Industries lives up to its name in providing trouble-free organization for up to eight effects pedals.




Taylor’s Mini Bass

Taylor’s Mini Bass


Taylor’s Mini Bass is a compact, lightweight, comfortable acoustic bass that provides natural sounding bass notes.




North-Star

North-Star


Radial Engineering’s North-Star combination overdrive and power booster was designed with rock-oriented country guitarists in mind, but its adjustable sonic characteristics and versatile overdrive circuitry make it suitable for any playing style.




Telefunken Elekroakustik Direct Boxes


Telefunken Elekroakustik direct boxes are built to withstand the wear and tear of gigging. Inside each model are custom-wound, UK-built, output transformers by OEP/Carnhill.




D’Addario’s Latching Cut-Off Switch

D’Addario’s Latching Cut-Off Switch


D’Addario’s Latching Cut-Off Switch circuit breaker line of instrument cables feature gold-plated plugs for superior signal flow and corrosion resistance.








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