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

piano caster cups

Piano Caster Cups


These specially designed grand piano and baby grand piano caster cups from MusicMaide prevent your piano from sinking into the carpet or scratching hardwood floors.




Regal Tip 6S (RW6S) Warm Up Lacquer Stick

Regal Tip 6S (RW6S) Warm Up Lacquer Stick


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.




S1.6ET Limited Edition

S1.6ET Limited Edition


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.




D2 Dual Dynamic

D2 Dual Dynamic In-Ear Monitor


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.




UNO Synth

UNO Synth


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

Cube Acoustics Endpin


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.




DIY Solderless Pedalboard Audio Cable Kit with Mini Plugs

DIY Solderless Pedalboard Audio Cable Kit with Mini Plugs


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.




Perception 4 Fretless Bass

Perception 4 Fretless Bass


With a sleek neck profile, full-width fingerboard, and extended neck access, the Perception 4 Fretless in Original Classic Burst (pictured) lets you experience soulful slides at an affordable price.




Musicmaide Stand Clips and Portfolio


Musicmaide Stand Clips and Portfolio are simple, hassle-free solutions to this problem. They firmly secure sheet music and books against the wind, while allowing for fast song transitions and easy page turns.




The Electro-Harmonix Oceans 11 digital reverb pedal features 11 reverbs—Hall, Spring, Plate, Revrs, Echo, Trem, Mod, Dyna, Auto-Inf, Shim, and Poly—and with its mode button users can select up to three variations of many of them.

The Electro-Harmonix Oceans 11 Digital Reverb Pedal


The Electro-Harmonix Oceans 11 digital reverb pedal features 11 reverbs—Hall, Spring, Plate, Revrs, Echo, Trem, Mod, Dyna, Auto-Inf, Shim, and Poly—and with its mode button users can select up to three variations of many of them.










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