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


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Nominate Those Who Inspire You


The Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum honors all musicians regardless of genre or instrument. As a member of the AFM, you are eligible to nominate up to 10 musicians, two producers, two arrangers, and two engineers for induction into the Musicians Hall of Fame. Simply log on to the Musicians Hall of Fame nomination page ( and enter your picks before the end of the year. Previous honorees have included Local 257 (Nashville, TN) members Billy Cox, Fred Foster, Charlie Daniels; and Local 47 (Los Angeles, CA) members Steve and Jeff Porcaro; and Local 47 member Steve Lukather and Local 257 member David Hungate with the band Toto.

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