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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Alan Menken, a member of Local 802 (New York City) for the past 44 years, recently joined the illustrious EGOT club, following his daytime Emmy win on July 26. His Emmy win for outstanding original song in a children’s, young adult, or animated program (for Disney Channel’s Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure) makes him only the 16th person to achieve EGOT status—winning an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony Award.
Menken already has eight Oscars (more than any living person), 11 Grammys, and one Tony Award, as well as numerous other awards including Golden Globes, Drama Desk Awards, and Outer Critics Circle Awards.
Known for his music on stage and screen, Menken is noted for his multiple works with the Walt Disney company, including The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Enchanted, and Tangled, as well as Broadway stage musicals Sister Act and Little Shop of Horrors.