Donald Trump has been elected president. America is a democratic nation, and the voters have spoken.
Despite this unexpected outcome, I am proud of our union’s efforts to elect national, state and local representatives who are responsive to musicians’ issues such as performance rights, copyright reform, arts funding and advocacy, retirement security, and the offshoring of our jobs. We also know it is our responsibility to continue to work together in solidarity and to represent all of our members on what matters most to them.
No one should interpret the victory of Donald Trump as an endorsement of hate and division. And if Donald Trump is willing to work with us to achieve fairness for musicians, for the joy we bring to the world, we will work with him.
No matter what happens in Washington, D.C. over the next four years, AFM will keep fighting to improve our livelihood, and to preserve, protect and defend the interests of the finest musicians in the world.
Musicians standing together have the power.
AFM International President