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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The Rolling Stones Fake Book includes 167 songs recorded by the Rolling Stones from 1963 to 1971. According to veteran music journalist Jim Bessman, these songs truly make up the bedrock of the band’s legend. All songs are arranged in complete professional-style lead sheets with riffs and figures included. A special guitar-tab section features the pivotal guitar riffs and solos for 29 legendary songs. An added bonus is the full-color ABCKO years discography (with album art) in the back.
The Rolling Stones Fake Book, 1963-1971, edited by Alisa Coleman and Aaron Stang, Alfred Music, Van Nuys, CA.