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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Yamaha EAD10 stand-alone drum module system lets drummers easily capture sounds on an acoustic kit with a single microphone/trigger component attached to a digital processor. The easy-to-mount system also allows you to add effects, providing endless creative potential with nearly 800 stored sounds and effects, an onboard sampler and 50 present combinations, with the ability to program 200 more. Live bands performing in small venues can connect the central module to a mixer and use EDA10 as a reference for the PA system to integrate the sound to a more coherent whole.