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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Korg’s Pitchblack mini (PBmini) tuner pedal is designed to conserve precious pedal board space, but still offer precise tuning and an easy-to-read display. Though PBmini has the footprint of a credit card, its large, seven-segment, color LED delivers excellent visibility, even on a dark stage. Users can choose from three modes—regular, strobe, or half-strobe mode. Strobe mode allows visualization of the direction and speed of meter movement, plus ultra high precision tuning with +/- 0.1 cent accuracy. Stabilizers on the underside of PBmini help it to stay put.