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

Yamaha Electric Violins

Yamaha Electric Violins


Yamaha Electric Violins (YEV) offer the beauty and character of wood, combined with outstanding sound and electronic performance. Available in…




Galaxy Audio GPS-8


The Galaxy Audio GPS-8 personal monitor and PA system packs a huge sound while remaining compact and versatile




St. Vincent” guitar

St. Vincent Guitar


The Ernie Ball Music Man Annie Clark “St. Vincent” guitar has an ergonomic body shape made from lightweight African mahogany, diMarzio mini-humbucking pickups, and custom wired five-way switching.




Audix Performance Series

The Audix Performance Series


The Audix Performance Series professional wireless system lets musicians go from setup to performance in three easy steps: scan, sync, and play.




Featured Frets


Featured Frets — ESP’s LTD B-1004SE Multi-Scale bass uses a special fret design to optimize string tension and ergonomics.




Cost-Effective Clarity


Cost-Effective Clarity — The KORG B1 digital piano’s streamlined design delivers key features like natural weighting authentic keyboard feel, superior sound, and ease of use, in a streamlined design that’s cost-effective.




Stick Grip


Stick Grip — Vater’s innovative grip enhancing rosin power absorbs moisture to provide drummers with added control under sweaty conditions.




Commanding Kit


Commanding Kit — The eight-piece Alesis Command electronic drum kit’s Mesh snare and kick drum heads deliver an authentic drumming feel and sound.




High-Tech Reader


High-Tech Reader — Officially launched in January, this reader was subjected to six-month’s intense beta testing by 600 musicians.




American Metal


American Metal — American-maker 660 Guitars introduced its debut Patriot model constructed of one piece of aircraft grade aluminum with a shallow-oval 16-inch radius solid graphite/carbon fiber neck.










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