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.
CodaBow, made with Kevlar and carbon fiber shaft architecture; fiber-reinforced composite or metal alloy tip plates; and XEBONY high-performance composite frogs (available in Natural and Alabaster) with carbon fiber slides, is a beautiful alternative.
What do Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament and King’s X bassist/vocalist Dug Pinnick have in common? They both rely on Amptweaker’s Bass TightDrive for its crushing distortion and massive low-end.
D’Addario’s Classical Half Sets guitar strings offer players flexibility to mix and match and customize their tone and feel.
Fishman’s Platinum Stage and Platinum Pro EQ acoustic preamps provide accurate sonic detail in a clean and sturdy design. Their precision, high-speed circuitry offers high fidelity and low distortion.
The Benedetto Carino Series combo amps. Both Carino-10 and Carino-12 are voiced for jazz guitar and feature 120 watts at eight ohms of analog solid state power; two independent channels with volume, bass, treble, and mid; Eminence ASD1001 on/off tweeter; and Eminence-Beta speaker.
Nady’s PitchFork guitar or bass pedal tuner puts accurate, true bypass tuning technology (+/- one cent) in a rugged stomp box. Its easy-to-read LED has a choice of three convenient display modes—meter, full strobe, and half strobe. It also features easy-to-use calibration in 1Khz steps (436Hz to 445Hz) and optional standard tuning or a choice of seven flat settings.
The Samson C01 capsule is one of the best mics for the money. Now, that great capsule is tucked inside the beautifully designed Samson C01U Pro USB studio condenser microphone, a perfect all-in-one solution for musicians and broadcasters alike. It’s great for quick demos, audio for Youtube videos, voice-overs, and podcasts. No other interface is […]
Capturing the vibe from the earliest days of the electric guitar, this Voyage-Air Belair VER-1 guitar has a stunning high-gloss “TV Yellow” finish, and features ordinarily found in more expensive instruments—solid Alder wood body, solid Canadian maple neck topped with a solid Rosewood fingerboard, mother-of-pearl fret position dots, and an adjustable bridge. Plus, it just […]
With nine finely-tuned presets emulating the legendary organs of the ’60s and beyond, the Electro-Harmonix B9 Organ Machine delivers definitive tonewheel and combo organ sounds directly from your guitar or keyboard. The B9’s layout is straightforward and intuitive. Simple knobs and a switch allow the player to select among different popular organ types and control […]
The stylish Korg LP-380 digital piano is now available in a compact 73-key model. It combines weighted keys and a brilliant piano sound with a low profile, slim, space-saving, and stylish design. It features 120-voice polyphony and 30 sounds, 30 demo songs, and built-in features like brilliance, reverb, and chorus effects. It’s available in traditional […]