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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In April the Musicians Hall of Fame, located in Nashville, Tennessee, announced that it is accepting nominees from AFM members for 2015 induction. It has created a special web link (ww.musicianshalloffame.com/nominations) to simplify the process of nominating peers. Each member may nominate up to 10 musicians, two producers, two arrangers, and two engineers. Nominations will remain open through the end of the year.
The Musicians Hall of Fame honors the session players behind many of the most famous recordings ever made. Its museum, located Historic Nashville Auditorium, showcases instruments and other artifacts used in those recordings.