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The 101st Convention of the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada will be held at the Westgate Hotel, Las Vegas, NV. Registration will begin on Sunday, June 16th, 2019 and the Convention will adjourn on Thursday, June 20th, 2019.



History

Our history began in 1896 when musicians gathered in Indianapolis and organized the American Federation of Musicians (AFM) for “any musician who receives pay for his musical services.” Representing 3,000 members, AFM was granted a charter by the American Federation of Labor (AFL). Now we are 80,000 musicians strong.

Emergency Assistance

Please donate to help AFM musicians and their families impacted by natural disasters.

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Fair Trade Music

Fair Trade Music is a grassroots campaign raising standards for freelance musicians through organizing, collective action and education. City-by-city we are building an organization of musicians, community leaders and fans to support Fair Trade Music principles.

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Organize

Many of us standing together are more powerful than any of us standing alone. Musicians ability to make a living is threatened as never before. Industry continues reaping huge profits while technological advances transform our work and how we are compensated. But we have tremendous power—musicians just have to organize and use our power.

Travel Kit

Going on the road can be hard enough without worrying if your instrument will be permitted on your next flight. AFM’s Traveling Kit goes on the road with you so your instrument makes it to your next gig safely.