Member Benefits

Rehearsal Space; James H. Patterson Hall

Members may use Local 148-462’s rehearsal hall free of charge during business hours. Our large space can accommodate a chamber orchestra. A Steinway grand piano, drum set, and PA system are provided. Email for more information:

James H. Patterson Hall

Contracts & Collective Bargaining

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.

AFM-EPF website

Monthly Newsletters; National & Local

Members can stay informed on pertinent news, audition announcements, and other great articles with AFM’s monthly magazine "International Musician" and the Atlanta Local’s monthly newsletter "Podium".

AFM members can access the IM & Podium with links below.

International Musician


AFM members have access to lower premiums on various kinds of insurance. Access these special rates through AFM’s partners by visiting the following:

Instrument & Equipment Insurance
Auto, Home, and Renters Insurance
Business Liability Insurance
Medical Insurance
Dental Insurance
Life Insurance

Union Plus

Union Plus offers exclusive discounts to AFM members on everything from mortgages to phone service.

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