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Groban Signs AFM Agreement


The AFM is pleased to announce a new agreement with singer and songwriter Josh Groban. Signed in March, the agreement stipulates that Groban will sign union contracts for all of his live performances and tours that engage accompanying or background musicians. The contracts will be executed through the AFM local in whose jurisdiction the performance takes place. The musicians contracted will be paid no less than the local’s wage scale minimum.

As a musician himself, Groban was motivated to do the right thing for the musicians who help bring his shows to life. “I am extremely pleased that we’ve been able to build this relationship with Mr. Groban,” says AFM International President Tino Gagliardi. “We hope to spread the word and work with other artists to raise awareness about the importance of filing AFM agreements.”

A multiplatinum artist and Los Angeles native, Groban is a member of Local 47 (Los Angeles, CA). He is also an actor who has appeared in multiple films and Broadway shows. In addition to his performance career, Groban is a philanthropist and advocate for arts education. His nonprofit Find Your Light Foundation enriches the lives of young people, creating cultural awareness and ensuring all children have access to the arts.

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