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

Cerwin Vega CV Series powered PA

Cerwin Vega CV Series Powered PA Line


Cerwin Vega CV Series powered PA line includes three distinct groups: CVE (compact systems), CVX (for medium-size applications), and CVXL (for medium to large applications).




UltraLight Capo

The UltraLight Capo


The UltraLight capo from G7th, The Capo Company, is the company’s lightest and brightest model. Weighing only ¼ oz. (eight grams) and made of the latest composite technology, its elegant and easy-to-use design works for both acoustic and electric steel guitars.




Hosa Technology’s CMM-500Y Series Hopscotch Patch Cables

Hosa Technology’s CMM-500Y Series Hopscotch Patch Cables


Hosa Technology’s CMM-500Y Series Hopscotch Patch Cables are designed for modular synthesizers, allowing audio signals to jump from one device to another.




ATM350a microphone

Audio-Technica ATM350a Microphone


Audio-Technica ATM350a microphone systems offer crisp, clear, balanced response in high SPL applications. It’s available in six different discreet, solid mounting solutions for woodwinds, strings, brass, percussion, drums, and piano.




Yamaha SLG200NW Silent Guitar

Yamaha SLG200NW Silent Guitar


Yamaha SLG200NW Silent Guitar is 90% quieter than a conventional guitar to provide quiet practice when unamplified or listened to through stereo earphones.




Grand Hybrid GP-300WE

Casio Celviano Grand Hybrid GP-300WE


Casio Celviano Grand Hybrid GP-300WE comes with three popular grand piano sounds, as well as the Natural Grand Hammer Action Keyboard.




QLX-D VHF System

Shure’s QLX-D VHF System


Shure’s QLX-D VHF system and accessories offer the same features and benefits as the Shure’s UHF systems, including spectrum efficiency, power recharging accessories, networking options, and rugged construction




Loving a Musician

Love a Musician: Grace Notes to a Harmonious Relationship


Loving a Musician is both challenging and rewarding. This book from Local 5 (Detroit, MI) member Al McKenzie dispels some of the myths and stereotypes of musicians.




StudioLive Series III digital Console

PreSonus StudioLive Series III digital Console/Recorders


PreSonus StudioLive Series III digital console/recorders are fully recallable and available in two models—StudioLive 16, a 16-channel with 17 touch-sensitive, motorized faders and 17 recallable XMAX preamps and the StudioLive 32 with 33 touch-sensitive, motorized faders and 33 recallable XMAX preamps. Both allow customization of workflow and operation. They come with PreSonus Capture multi-track recording […]




Grammy Salute to Music Legends

Grammy Salute to Music Legends: All-Star Artists Pay Tribute to Their Musical Heroes


Grammy Salute to Music Legends: All-Star Artists Pay Tribute to Their Musical Heroes, edited by David Konjoyan, Hal Leonard Corporation, www.halleonard.com.








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