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


Line Classified (Non-Audition)

Pricing by the word (line classified) is available only to individual AFM members in good standing (must provide Local number). Ads will be submitted to Local offices for approval. Businesses are encouraged to advertise in the International Musician via display advertising. 

AFM Member Classified Ad Rates

  • All Categories: $30 for 40 words or less (new streamlined pricing) 
  • Any ads over 40 words will be billed at the per column inch rate. 
  • Must be paid in full by credit card or check prior to publication. 
  • Ads must be received by the 20th of the prior month in order to be published. 

Please note:  Payment for advertising must be received by the 21st of the month preceding printing with a check or credit card. Alterations or copy changes that need to be made in an advertisement after the 10th of the month prior to publication will be charged a flat fee of $15.

Notice: All advertisements are subject to acceptance by the publisher. The publisher will not accept advertisements that are illegal, discriminatory, defamatory, or an infringement on a third party’s rights. The International Musician has the right to refuse or edit any ad copy deemed inappropriate or offensive. All ads must be consistent with union values. 

By submitting this form, the advertiser is agreeing to indemnify and hold harmless the IM and the AFM in the event an ad accepted for publication is later found to have violated requirements established by law.

Click here for full Audition Advertising Policy.

Line Classified Ad Form

  • I have read and agree to the AFM IM advertising policy.
  • * All Line Classifieds Must Be Pre-Paid. Checks to be mailed to International Musician, 351 S. Warren St., Ste 200, Syracuse, NY 13202
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

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