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.
January 1, 2019IM -
On November 27, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO), members of Local 60-471 (Pittsburgh, PA), performed “A Concert for Peace and Unity” in honor of the victims of the Tree of Life synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh. The concert was broadcast December 11 on PBS.
The orchestra was joined by violinist Itzhak Perlman of Local 802 (New York City) and the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh. All artists donated their services for this meaningful community concert. Contributions were collected to support the Jewish Federation’s “Our Victims of Terror Fund” and the “Injured Officers Fund.”