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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To Submit Your Video for the AFM Members Video Page:

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  1. Your videos should be professional quality, but can be made on your own video recording devices.
  2. Send your name, Local #, city/state, genre of music, and a short note (25-50 words) about your musical background to with the video attached, or Dropbox or YouTube link.
  3. By submitting your video to, you give permission to to post your video, name and likeness on web site, YouTube, Social Media, and e-Newsletter platforms.
  4. Videos submitted are subject to approval and acceptance by We reserve the right to reject any submissions.
  5. We will email you when your video is posted, so you can let your friends and fans know.

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