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.
The M80 electric guitar case was designed from the inside out to be the lightest, thinnest, strongest, most versatile carrying solution for professional musicians. Smart features like Clip and Tuck straps make for comfortable carrying and stowing. An innovative patented neckbrace design provides maximum protection. Your guitar quickly straps in and remains stable during transport. […]
The Samson Meteorite is a USB condenser microphone that produces rich audio recordings for any application. Featuring a 14mm diaphragm, Meteorite’s smooth, flat frequency response and CD-quality 16-bit, 44.1/48kHz resolution give you professional sound reproduction features in an ultra-portable design. The Meteorite mounts to a removable magnetic base that gives the mic a full range […]
The Magnus T-Rex guitar effect pedal board has five classic T-Rex pedals built into its compact sturdy frame. Overdrive, distortion, delay, reverb, and boost pedals all deliver the legendary vintage tone and uncomplicated operation T-Rex is famous for. Use Magnus in Live mode, switching individual effects on and off, and adjusting them while you play, […]
Designed especially for bass, this Electro-Hamonix Crying Bass wah/fuzz pedal is designed to go from smooth funk to rude growl. The 21st century chassis design has no moving parts and can profide lightening fast response. The fixed low-pass filter control ensures you never lose any bottom. Whether anchoring the bottom or stepping out aggressively, this […]
Need to fit drums into a tight space? The Meinl Traditional Cajon might fit the bill. It has a sizzling rattle effect produced by strings that touch the Makah-Burl front plate on the inside, spanning from top to bottom. An integrated adjustable string mute system allows you to control the string tension and adjust its […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
February 1, 2014
Acoustic Rock Riffs provides a one-stop library for more than 50 of the most popular riffs and intros every acoustic guitar player should know.
February 1, 2014
This book covers 1,000 years of classical music in a fun and easy-to-read format. It’s packed with color photographs, composer biographies, and information on major works and innovations, arranged in chronological order from Early Music (1000-1600) through Modern Music (1900-present). The first three chapters introduce the basic elements of classical music, classical instruments, and a […]