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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Genos is Yamaha’s most advanced digital workstation keyboard to date. It features a sleek, modern design, breathtaking sounds, 550 accompaniment styles, and robust recording. The semi-weighted keyboard provides enhanced touch response. Genos has a 1.8G internal, nonvolatile flash memory and supports WAV, AIFF, SoundFont, and REX for creating voices and drum kits. The main display is a brilliant nine-inch color touchscreen. Six large Gateway Buttons navigate the major modes of operation. Six assignable buttons let the player cue custom actions or changes. Ten registration buttons (with multiple banks) save and recall Genos panel settings. Registrations can be organized into playlists. Multi pads trigger one-shot musical phrases and hits spice up performances, while the keyboard plays the main instrument voices.