The AFM negotiates wages and working conditions in order to maintain minimum standards for its members involved in recording, TV shows, music videos, commercials, films, video games and traveling theatrical productions. The AFM also can provide a legally binding contract for any type of engagement, and when properly executed and filed with the local union, they allow the local officer to help collect payments in the case of a default.
The American Federation of Musicians’ and Employers’ Pension Fund (AFM-EPF) is one of the largest pension funds in the entertainment industry. With more than a half billion dollars in assets, millions of dollars are paid out to participating musicians every year. Participants can download a Summary Plan Description to help understand how the Plan works, and can also check the status of their individual employer contributions.
Stay informed with free subscriptions to the AFM’s award winning monthly magazine International Musicians and the Atlanta Local’s monthly newsletter Podium. In addition to fascinating interviews with some of the industry’s top names, each issue has news and information you need, industry employment and audition advertisements, and useful career advice.
Union Plus offers exclusive discounts to AFM members on everything from mortgages to phone service.
Use local 148-462’s rehearsal hall free of charge during business hours. Our large space can accommodate a chamber orchestra. A Steinway piano and drum set are provided.