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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BC Rich Guitars’ NJ Retro series electric guitars—Warlock, Mockingbird, and Bich (pictured)— are a throwback to the classic NJ models of the 1980s built in Nagoya, Japan. The NJ Retros feature maple neck-through-body with mahogany wings. The 25 5/8-inch scale neck has a glossed modern C shape, 12-inch radius rosewood fretboard, jumbo frets, BCR diamond pearl inlays, 43 mm graphite nut, and dual action truss rod. The traditional three-per-side headstock has an old-school trinity logo and die-cast tuning keys. Each guitar in the series is fitted with BCR1983 Classic Reissue humbucker pickups in neck and bridge positions, with separate volume controls. Other controls include master tone and three-way toggle.