The American Federation of Musicians is your comprehensive source for a wide variety of benefits and services including:

  • Low Rate Insurance Plans — including equipment insurance, musicians' liability insurance, and travel health insurance.
  • Free AFM Contracts
  • Collective Bargaining Agreements
  • The AFM Pension Fund
  • AFM Special Payment Funds — such as the Music Performance Trust Funds, emergency relief funds, and special benefit funds.
  • Health & Welfare Fund — emergency interest-free loans to members in need.
  • On-the-Road Assistance and Legal Assistance — help when musicians need it most: emergency travel assistance, immigration assistance for transborder gigs, as well as approved free legal contracts and on-call legal advice.
  • Recording and Broadcast Procedure Assistance
  • Legislative Representation
  • The International Musiciannews and monthly updates of importance to musicians, help wanted pages and other resources.
  • Gigs through Music Performance Trust Funds.
  • Special Member Discounts — musical instrument and accessory discounts, savings on interstate moving, and car rentals to name but a few!
  • Preferred Rate Credit Cards and Loans


Current dues for ALL members for 2013 are $150.

Why Would You Not Belong to the
Professional Association for Musicians?

E-mail us or pick up the phone (780) 422–2449 or download a membership application form.     

The Musicians’ Rights Organization Canada (MROC) is a not–for–profit collective that collects and distributes royalties for performers. These royalties are payable under copyright legislation and reflect the rights of performers to be paid fairly for the broadcast and public performance of their recorded works. In Canada, these royalties cover a variety of broadcasts, including commercial radio, CBC radio, satellite radio and background music.

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