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.
Sheptone’s 6T8 pickups for hollow or semi-hollow body guitar are designed to be transparent and allow the primary wood tones to come through
Roland’s MX-1 Mix Performer is a mixing instrument that can bring together synths, drum machines, loops, DAW tracks, and more.
The Korg Little Bits Synth Kit isn’t just for Analog Synthesizer aficionados. It’s a comprehensive toolbox filled with 12 interchangeable modules to make all kinds of projects
The PRS S2 Vela offers vintage-inspired personality and tons of tonal textures. According to Jim Cullen, PRS Guitars National Sales Manager, Vela offers a different aesthetic in a PRS guitar.
Kala’s five-string SUB series solid body U-Bass is a short-scale, travel friendly instrument.
Founded by professional musicians, GoGo Tuners was launched to develop go-to tuners for musicians that combine usability, readability, durability, and accuracy
The Vox Mini5 Rhythm is a portable, lightweight, five-watt modeling amp with 99 built-in rhythm patterns
As prices for 1970s vintage Bad Stones effects pedals soar, Electro-Harmonix has reissued the popular pedal.
Sabian’s Vintage Brown line of cymbal bags offer the unique look of high-end vintage bags in a durable and scratch resistant faux leather vinyl.
The unique 7 mil film on Evans’ Reso 7 drumheads provides an abbreviated sustain while maintaining a full tonal response, removing the need for the use of additional muffling devices. Reso 7 is available in sizes ranging from six inches to 18 inches.