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.
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November 1, 2017IM -
This is the story of Local 47 member Artie Kane’s personal life and career as a first call pianist for Hollywood studios from 1960 through 1979. He’s worked with Frank Sinatra and Henry Mancini, as well as Local 47 members John Williams and Quincy Jones, to name just a few. He conducted more than 60 motion pictures from 1991 through 1999. As a composer he wrote music for more than 250 television shows (Wonder Woman, Vegas, Loveboat, Hotel, Dynasty, Matlock, Question of Guilt, Man Against the Mob, and many more) and seven motion pictures (among them, Looking for Mr. Goodbar, Eyes of Laura Mars, Night of the Juggler, and Wrong Is Right).
Music to My Years: Life and Love Between the Notes, by Artie