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

Clip-On Quality


Clip-On Quality — IK Multimedia’s iRig Acoustic is the first mobile microphone/interface specifically designed for acoustic guitars and ukuleles.




Near Zero Latency


Near Zero Latency — Universal Audio’s Apollo Twin USB high-resolution desktop interface provides onboard real-time UAD-2 processing for Windows-based recording.




Two-Pedal Page Turner


Two-Pedal Page Turner — wireless two-pedal foot controller that can provide hands-free page turns on any Bluetooth tablet, smartphone, or computer.




Sabian’s Sound Kit


Sabian’s Sound Kit is designed as a simple solution to superior drum sounds. No more piecing together microphone and mixer combinations and tweaking…




Festival Proof Plugs


Festival Proof Plugs — Switchcraft has added a standard cable offering to their line of innovative sealed and high current power jacks and plugs.




One Discreet Mic


One Discreet Mic — DPA’s discreet omnidirectional miniature necklace microphone offers musicians consistent performance in an easy-to-wear design.




Vintage Sound Small Package


Vintage Sound Small Package — BAE Audio’s 1073 MPL preamplifier brings the expensive, vintage console sound into an incredibly small and affordable package.




NJ Retro


BC Rich Guitars’ NJ Retro series electric guitars—Warlock, Mockingbird, and Bich (pictured)— are a throwback to the classic NJ models of the 1980s…




Acoustic Amps


Acoustic Amps — Aesthetically pleasing, the bent plywood construction combines high-grade materials and modern curvature. Built for larger venues,




Vexter Double Rock


When musician J.Mascis (Dinosaur Jr.) requested two Box of Rock pedals in one box with two stomp switches, Zvex knew he was on to something…










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