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

Rugged Receiver


Shure’s GLXD6 wireless guitar pedal receiver has a built-in tuner with both strobe and needle tuning views. A foot switch enables shifting between wireless display and tuner mode with the option to mute or pass the audio signal while tuning. The pedal’s integrated LINKFREQ Automatic Frequency Management technology seamlessly analyzes the RF spectrum to determine […]




Hybrid Beats


  With Roland’s TM-2 Trigger Module you can easily enhance your acoustic drum set with the creative versatility of electronic percussion. Its two trigger inputs support a wide variety of Roland pads and drum triggers, plus ready-to-play pro sounds augment and extend the capabilities of your kit. Make use of studio quality multi-effects or trigger […]




Grado GS-1000


They may be among the finest sounding headphones on the planet. They’re handcrafted in Brooklyn, New York, by audio industry stalwart Grado Labs. The polished mahogany headset uses an open-back design with wooden chambers that create a personal listening room around your ears. Frequency range of 8 Hz to 35 kHz (beyond human hearing), unique […]




SmartLav Lavalier


RODE Microphones’ smartLav lavalier mic provides convenient, crisp, high-quality audio, directly into a smartphone or tablet. It is equipped with an omnidirectional condenser microphone to pick up sound from all directions and its foam pop filter eliminates vocal plosives. Although designed for the RODE Rec app for Apple iOS devices, any app that accepts input […]




Fender Vaporizer Tube Amp


The Fender Vaporizer tube amp looks like it was teleported here from the ’50s. Featuring two 10-inch, 16-ohm, special design Vaporizer speakers, two inputs, and a quarter-inch speaker output, it stands a tidy 17 inches tall. It has stripped down controls, a built-in reverb, and a retro-styled, single-channel, 12-watt amplifier. The “Space Race” looking chassis […]




Electro-Harmonix Crying Bass


Based on the Crying Tone wah circuit, the Electro-Harmonix Crying Bass pedal features a specially tuned resonance to enhance the wah effect over the entire harmonic spectrum of the bass guitar. It’s equally adept at adding funky filtering to a deep bass groove and pushing heavy harmonics for solos. In keeping with its bass-centric design, […]




Roland VT12 Vocal Trainer


The Roland VT12 Vocal Trainer will go with you in your pocket and on the road so you can warm up and exercise your voice any time. It has built-in exercises and warm-ups to improve your vocal skills. An illuminated pitch meter displays your pitch, and can even detect two singers simultaneously for two-part harmony training. It […]




The Tank


If you travel with a valuable instrument The Tank is made just for you. Its exterior is completely aluminum with steel latches that can’t open on their own. The handles are sprung to stay against the body when not in use. It features a full-length hinge with 90-degree stops and an incredible interior that cradles […]










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