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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Roland’s TD-50KV and TD-50K V-Drum kits feature a powerful new sound module with Prismatic Sound modeling, PD-140DS digital snare, and CY-140DR digital ride. Capabilities include user sample playback via SD memory and multi-track recording through USB. Sounds are highly customizable via adjustable heads and shells, internal and user sample layering, and overhead mics and ambience. A compressor, three-band EQ, and multi-effects can be controlled for each pad. Both kits feature three mesh-head V-Pads for toms. TD-50K has three 10-inch PDX-100 V-Pads, VH-11 V-Hi-Hat, and CY-12C and CY-13R cymbals. The TD-50KV has one 10-inh PD-108 BC and two 12-inch PD-128-BC V-Pads, plus VH-13 V-Hi-Hat and CY-14C and CY-15R V-Cymbals.