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


New Releases, Products

Shawn Mendes

Shawn Mendes, Shawn Mendes

Making the transition from teen star to career musician, the Local 149 (Toronto, ON) member’s self-titled album has Mendes trying different styles and collaborating with a number of well-known artists.

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Zaor Studio Furniture

Zaor Studio Furniture is functional, stylish, ergonomic, and affordable, created specifically for use in studios. The company provides a full line of desks, racks, and stands in several different designs.

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Fender Whiteguard Strat

The Fender Whiteguard Strat combines the biting twang of a Telecaster with the sleek, ergonomic contours of a Strat.

Ann Wilson

Ann Wilson, Immortal

Immortal marks Local 76-493 (Seattle, WA) member Ann Wilson’s debut for BMG. She teamed up with her original producer from Heart, Mike Flicker. The album features 10 musically diverse tracks.

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MLI1 Mono Passive Isolation Box

The MLI1 Mono Passive Isolation Box is designed to remove the hum and buzz caused by ground loops and convert unbalanced signals to balanced signals in long cable runs.

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Acoustic Amplifiers Classic Series

Acoustic Amplifiers Classic series bass combo amps deliver amazing performance and tone in a compact design that includes ferrite speakers and tilt-back cabinets.

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 “Eroica” and Strauss: Horn Concerto No. 1

This Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra album was recorded in beautiful and historic Heinz Hall under the direction of Manfred Honeck. Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra musicians are members of Local 60-471 (Pittsburgh, PA).

Sterling SHA4

Sterling SHA4 Amplifier

The Sterling SHA4 is an easy to operate, four-channel, tabletop amplifier that provides clear, high-quality audio. It’s ideal for producers and recording engineers who need a quality amplifier with versatile input/output configurations and monitoring options.

Gig Lab

Inspiring creativity, by showcasing products and services designed to optimize your music.  d:vote™ CORE 4099 brings more clarity and details to your music, across the entire dynamic range. Anyone looking for the very highest sound quality should choose CORE – every musician, live sound engineer and anyone else who takes pride in quality audio. CORE […]

Washburn’s IDOL Style Body Guitars

Two new guitars revive Washburn’s IDOL style body pioneered in 1999; The IDOL WIT16 VSK-D in sunburst and the IDOL WIS26 MRK-D in metallic red.