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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Frank Zappa FAQ examines the long and illustrious career of Frank Zappa, following his style shifts over the years, his prolific catalog, from Mothers of Invention’s Freak Out! to Beat the Boots, as well as his film and video productions. Author John Corcelli explores Zappa’s creative process, from recording to leading a band. The book covers his lyrical themes, guitar playing, and the long list of talented musicians who shared the stage and studio with Zappa over the years. It also looks at Zappa’s legacy through his son Dweezil Zappa’s music. Included is a recommended reading list and complete discography.
Frank Zappa FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About the Father of Invention,
by John Corcelli, Hal Leonard Corporation, www.halleonard.com.