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Joining CFM and AFM is not just a membership; it’s a partnership that empowers musicians, protects their craft, and provides a comprehensive support system for a successful and sustainable career in the dynamic world of music. Get started today – complete the form and we’ll get in touch to guide you through the complete application process to become part of the largest musician’s union in North America.

Step 1.

Download the application to join below! Then send it back to us at with your e-transfer payment.
Complete FormAnnual Dues

Step 2.

Once your membership is approved you will be sent an AFM Membership ID number.

Step 3.

Log in to the Atlantic Federation of Musicians website (right here!) using your AFM ID. You may need to reset your password on your first time logging in. Please complete your profile with a photo, a list of instruments you play, a short bio, the region you are based in, and anything else that will help visitors to this site find you!



Yearly Member Dues: $175/yr (payable January of each year)

Student Dues: $175/yr

Life Member: $86/yr

Local Initiation fee for new individual members: $90*

Federation Initiation fee for new individual members: $65*

Reinstatement fee: $75 / $10 (in good standing)

* All new individual members are subject to Local & Federation initiation fees (total + $155).
** New members joining as a group or band are not subject to any initiation fees


Annual membership fees are due every January. If membership lapses there is a reinstatement fee of $75. If you are in good standing and in communication with the Local 571 office to settle your account, the reinstatement fee may be reduced to $10 at the discretion of the office.

First-year membership fees must be paid in full no matter when a member joins. All fees are renewed annually in January.

With support from our Atlantic Canadian Music Industry

AFM Local 571 acknowledges that our office is located on the traditional land of the Mi’kmaq Nation. This territory is covered by the “Treaties of Peace and Friendship” which Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik peoples first signed with the British Crown in 1725. The treaties did not deal with the surrender of lands and resources but in fact, recognized Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik title and established the rules for what was going to be an ongoing relationship.