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


E-Newsletter Marketing


Target your product advertising with a spot in the
International Musician’s monthly e-newsletter.

The IM Highlights email is delivered to readers inboxes at the beginning of the month to announce the contents of the latest International Musician. AFM members from across the US and Canada have actively signed up to receive this email, along with additional information and news from the AFM.

By adding International Musician to your electronic media outlets, your ad will be delivered to more than 40,000 active and engaged musicians, representing all instruments and all genres of music.

Reach our readers by advertising in the IM Highlights email blast with highlighted text E-links or one of 3 banner advertisement sizes: top banner, vertical banner, and large button. For even more impact, create a dedicated e-blast of your own and we will send it for you to our readers.

Ad Sizes Available Price
Sponsored E-Blast: Send a marketing email of your own to our subscribers $1,500
Horizontal Banner: 468 x 60 $1000
Vertical Banner: 120 x 240 $750
Large Button: 120 x 90 $500
E-Link: Highlight auditions or ads with E-Link.

Example: Fine Arts Conservatory

(this is only available in addition to printed ad)


File Formats: GIF or JPEG files only. Animated GIF’s OK.

Materials due
4 days prior to mail date. Include URL link with artwork.

Send materials to: Advertising Manager Karen Godgart,; 315-422-0900 x 101.

E-Newsletter Insertion Form


Select Ad Size*

Select issue or issues in which you would like to advertise:*

Contact Name *

Your Email *






Zip/Postal Code*

Country (non-US)


AFM Local (if applicable)

If you would like to upload ad materials (2MB or smaller), you may do so here. If you need help transferring larger files, mention it below in "Special Instructions."

Special Instructions

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Please note: All advertisements are subject to acceptance by the publisher. The publisher will not accept advertisements that are illegal, defamatory, or an infringement on a third party’s rights. The publisher has the right to refuse or edit any ad copy deemed inappropriate or offensive.