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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Beyond a Love Supreme:
John Coltrane and the Legacy of an Album
In Beyond a Love Supreme: John Coltrane and the Legacy of an Album, author and jazz professor Tony Whyton provides a detailed analysis of this legendary album. He attempts to interpret it in a spiritual context, comparing it to some of Coltrane’s later work. Recorded in 1964, A Love Supreme, sold more than a half million copies by the 1970s, and many people, even today, believe it is one of the greatest albums ever recorded.
Beyond a Love Supreme: John Coltrane and the Legacy of an Album,
by Tony Whyton, Oxford University Press, New York, NY.