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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The eight-piece Alesis Command electronic drum kit’s Mesh snare and kick drum heads deliver an authentic drumming feel and sound. The kit also includes two nine-inch dual zone rack toms and 11-inch floor tom, 10-inch ride cymbal, responsive 10-inch hi-hat with pedal, and a 10-inch crash with choke function. The included Advanced Drum Module features built-in metronome, 70 drum kits (50 factory, plus 20 user-customizable) with more than 600 sounds, and 60 play-along tracks. Includes USB/MIDI output for use with virtual instrument and recording software, connection cables, drum sticks, drum key, and power supply.