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

Morley Mini Trapezoids


Morley’s latest mini pedals incorporate the company’s classic trapezoid footprint. Suitable for guitar, bass, keys, and other instruments, the electro-optical pedals are housed in steel chassis, equipped with LED indication and quick clip battery door.




Kurzweil SP1 Keyboard


Kurzweil SP1’s intuitive controls and affordable price make it the perfect keyboard for musicians and students. It features a fully weighted, 88-note keybed; 16 instrument sounds; 256-note polyphony; plus versatile FX and MIDI capabilities.




Audix MicroBoom carbon fiber microphone


After requests from churches and musical groups, the Audix MicroBoom carbon fiber microphone boom system is now available in white. The top-selling modular solution is extremely lightweight and low profile, easy to place, immune to RF interference from wireless devices, and requires no additional phantom power adapter.




Prodigy Picks


Ernie Ball Prodigy Picks are available in two sizes—standard and mini—and each is available in 1.5-millimeter (black) and 2-millimeter (white) thicknesses.




Rediscovered Harmony


Founded in 1892, Harmony is remembered by many musicians as the maker of their first guitar. Among past Harmony players are Elvis, Keith Richards, Brittany Howard, and St. Vincent. 




Fuzz Loving Tonestack


“Tonestack is designed for fuzz lovers who love a good raging distortion but want that extra level of tonal control to get just the sound they’re looking for or balance it with other sounds in their rig.”




Samson MediaOne M50 Powered Studio Monitors


Samson MediaOne M50 Powered Studio Monitors feature internal amplifier and solid wood construction. The 5.25-inch polypropylene woofer and .75-inch silk-dome tweeter housed in a custom waveguide provide balanced frequency response and stunning full-range audio.




Commemorative Bach Bone


In celebration of the anniversary of Vincent Bach, Conn-Selmer and Vincent Bach launched 42BOF Bach Stradivarius Centennial commemorative trombones.




MONO Vertigo cases


While MONO Vertigo cases are the final word in protection, the M80 Stealth line was designed for professional musicians who wanted a lighter case for transit.




IsoAcoustic ISO Series


IsoAcoustic’s ISO Series acoustic isolation stands feature contemporary design, lower profile, and all new isolators. They provide 14 variations in height and tilt to easily optimize speaker placement and performance.










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