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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Radial Engineering’s North-Star combination overdrive and power booster was designed with rock-oriented country guitarists in mind, but its adjustable sonic characteristics and versatile overdrive circuitry make it suitable for any playing style. And no matter where the drive control is set, you will still be able to articulate every note. North-Star is equipped with a separate boost circuit that provides up to 24dB of clean gain to the signal. Players can connect other pedals for easy transitions from rhythm to lead tones. A true-bypass pedal, the effects loop can also be used to remove noisy, tone-sucking pedals from the signal chain. Powered by a standard 9V power supply, it’s built in a tough, pedalboard-friendly, 14-gauge steel chassis.