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 Kala 20 ½-inch short-scale U-Bass first hit the market in 2008. This Kala Exotic Mahogany model’s beautiful exotic mahogany top, back, and sides set it apart by virtue of the eye-catching grain patterns. Set-up in the US with round wound strings, UBASS-EM-FSRW offers familiarity to players accustomed to basses with metal strings. It provides a booming sound with treble more in line with a traditional electric or acoustic bass. The Kala Exotic Mahogany U-Bass comes fully equipped with a built-in tuner and Shadow pickup and EQ system. The retail price is $499.