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.
November 19, 2019Tino Gagliardi - AFM International Executive Board Member and President of Local 802 (New York City)
We are introducing a new feature in the members section of the AFM website—a section that is designed to improve and increase communication between the union and our members working under theatrical trade agreements across the country.
Our first postings to this new site offer video/audio comments and impressions from a few of the musicians working on “Dear Evan Hansen,” one of our many Pamphlet B tours. To listen, go online to https://members.afm.org/member/library, click on the “Theatre, Touring, and Booking” folder, and click these links:
“The experience of Broadway show touring musicians – Dear Evan Hansen, in July 2019 in Boston”
“The Steward: Matt Brown – Dear Evan Hansen, in July 2019 in Boston”
“The Pamphlet B: a short intro – the case of Dear Evan Hansen”
More links and information will continue to be posted to the new section, so be sure to check back often. And if you want to share your thoughts and experiences of working under AFM theatrical trade agreements, send me an email and let me know: firstname.lastname@example.org.