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.
October 29, 2015IM -
Record store chain Tower Records, with it’s unique, wide-ranging stock of music representing every genre and mom-and-pop type feel once earned more than $1 billion in sales from 192 stores located everywhere from New York to London to Buenos Aires. A new documentary, All Things Must Pass, charts the rise and fall of Tower from a Sacramento drugstore founded in 1960 to its filing for bankruptcy in 2006. Included are interviews with former employees, as well as celebrity customers like Elton John and Bruce Springsteen.
To see a trailer of the film: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCPYCIzSw_o].