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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The network-based audio mixing and recording system myMix is easy to set up and operate and ideal for personal monitoring in on-stage performances, studio setups, as well as installed applications such as houses of worship. Meeting the highest audio demands, each unit has network inputs and outputs and can operate either self-contained or integrated with analog or digital mixing console systems as large as 500 audio channels. With optional SDHC cards, each myMix can record up to 16 audio channels as 24-bit .wav files, which can be used in any DAW or played back and remixed within myMix. Combined with the local inputs, myMix is a perfect way to practice at home “with the band.”