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


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Gig Lab September 2018


Inspiring creativity, by showcasing products and services designed to optimize your music. 

dpa microphones facto

d:facto Series Microphones In use the world over by Sting, Celine Dion, Enrique Iglesias, Lana Del Rey, Amy Grant, Bruno Mars, Earth Wind & Fire, Michael Feinstein and many more, the DPA d:facto™ series brings true studio sound to the live stage and broadcasting studio. These mics are available in an extremely linear version as well as in a version with a high-end boost. The modular nature of the d:facto™ series allows you to switch the capsule as well as the adapter, making it the most flexible vocal microphone available on the market.

Rise 8 presents quikStaff

Premium Alkalines For 30% Less Pro-grade Alkalines for all your wireless. High-efficiency AA, AAA and 9V designed for pro-audio applications. Test our premium alkalines at no cost and start saving up to 30% on your battery purchases. Click here for FREE SAMPLE

winning on stage Don Greene

Winning on Stage Peak performance psychologist and eight-time author Dr. Don Greene has coached over 1,000 performers to win professional auditions, and has guided countless solo performers to successful careers. He offers private consultations via Skype or phone to discuss goals and individual concerns, crafting a custom roadmap for his clients’ success.

Virtual Sheet Music Are you a Music Teacher? A Pro Musician, a Music Student, or simply a Music Lover? Have a look at our unique and top quality digital sheet music repertoire. Unique arrangements for all instruments and ensembles you can’t find elsewhere, complete of Mp3 audio files and interactivity for online transposition. Start your journey now.

piano coaster

Music Maide Caster Cup Coasters
Music Maide piano caster cup coasters, made especially for grand pianos and baby grand pianos, distribute the weight and keep your piano casters from sinking into plush carpets or scratching delicate wood flooring. Slot keeps casters from rolling and because they are transparent they blend with any decor. Set of 3 with a 4 diameter. Fits large casters up to 2.5″ wide. MADE IN USA. Available on Amazon. 

mute caddy

Mute Caddy Hello Brass Players! Tired of fumbling around for your trombone/trumpet mutes? The floor or music stand ledge is not the storage answer! 
The Mute Caddy solves the problem, attaching conveniently to the shaft of the music stand at a height that YOU choose! Sturdy, attractive, easy to transport and affordable!