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


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Zaor Studio Furniture

Zaor Studio Furniture is functional, stylish, ergonomic, and affordable, created specifically for use in studios. The company provides a full line of desks, racks, and stands in several different designs.

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Fender Whiteguard Strat

The Fender Whiteguard Strat combines the biting twang of a Telecaster with the sleek, ergonomic contours of a Strat.

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MLI1 Mono Passive Isolation Box

The MLI1 Mono Passive Isolation Box is designed to remove the hum and buzz caused by ground loops and convert unbalanced signals to balanced signals in long cable runs.

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Acoustic Amplifiers Classic Series

Acoustic Amplifiers Classic series bass combo amps deliver amazing performance and tone in a compact design that includes ferrite speakers and tilt-back cabinets.

Sterling SHA4

Sterling SHA4 Amplifier

The Sterling SHA4 is an easy to operate, four-channel, tabletop amplifier that provides clear, high-quality audio. It’s ideal for producers and recording engineers who need a quality amplifier with versatile input/output configurations and monitoring options.

Gig Lab

Inspiring creativity, by showcasing products and services designed to optimize your music.  d:vote™ CORE 4099 brings more clarity and details to your music, across the entire dynamic range. Anyone looking for the very highest sound quality should choose CORE – every musician, live sound engineer and anyone else who takes pride in quality audio. CORE […]

Washburn’s IDOL Style Body Guitars

Two new guitars revive Washburn’s IDOL style body pioneered in 1999; The IDOL WIT16 VSK-D in sunburst and the IDOL WIS26 MRK-D in metallic red.

Quaverato Harmonic Tremolo

Quaverato Harmonic Tremolo Guitar Pedal

Zeppelin Design Labs’ Quaverato Harmonic Tremolo guitar pedal is a great sounding, versatile, and practical tremolo pedal at an attractive price.

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GHS Strings Fingerboard Care Kit

GHS Strings Fingerboard Care Kit makes it easy to maintain your instrument’s frets and fingerboard. Guitar maintenance is just as critical to an instrument’s sound and playability as a new set of strings.

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Breedlove Lu’au Concert Ukulele

For many years, Kim Breedlove left his workshop in the late afternoon, only to go home to his garage workshop and build ukuleles. Now retired, Breedlove has launched the Lu’au Concert ukuleles based on his custom shape and bracing.