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Member Benefits

AFM/CFM understands the critical benefits that musicians need to advance their careers. From instrument and health insurance to contract protection and access to licensed booking agents, CFM’s member-driven approach demonstrates a commitment to your success. Learn more about available benefits below.

Discount Programs for Members’ Financial Well-Being

Complete Travel Assistance for Musicians

Perkopolis Member Discounts

Guidance for International Travel & Performances

Access to pension

Specialized Funds

A pension fund for AFM Members, established over 60 years ago.

The Musicians’ Pension Fund of Canada – the Plan; also referred to as the Fund – was established on April 9, 1962, as a result of collective bargaining between employers and the American Federation of Musicians.

The Plan is funded through contributions by employers. Employee contributions are not required nor are they permitted. Contributions made to the Fund are held in a trust fund for the purpose of providing benefits to eligible members and their beneficiaries and to pay for the administrative expenses of the Fund.

The Plan is administered by a Board of Trustees, consisting of an equal number of employee and employer representatives, who are responsible for the overall operation of the Plan. They serve without compensation. Benefit payments are processed at the Fund office which is managed by a Fund Administrator appointed by the Board of Trustees.


2255 Sheppard Avenue East, Suite A110
North York, Ontario
M2J 4Y1

Telephone: 416.497.4702
Toll Free: 1.888.462.6666
Fax: 416.497.4742

The world’s largest sponsor of live admission-free, professional musical programs.

The Music Performance Fund (MPF) operates as a non-profit, tax-exempt public service organization. From its New York office, it distributes funding across the US and Canada to support free admission to musical events.

The fund provides for Live Music Performances which are free to the general public. It operates on a co-sponsorship basis between a co-sponsor and a Local Office of the AFM/CFM. The rate of funding is based on an individual’s Local’s Tariff of Fees.

Any and all manner of musical styles are eligible, provided the venue is free and open to the public in general. No commercial ties, special interest fundraisers, or alcohol sales may be connected with the performance venue.

Credit must be visibly displayed or orally given to the Recording Industries Performance Trust Fund and The Atlantic Federation of Musicians, Local 571. If you have any questions or have a project or performance in mind for MPF funding, please contact us by email or by telephone at 479-3200. We will work with you to make sure your event meets the criteria of this program.

Limited MPF funds are available for the following engagements:

30% MPF co-funding available for general musical concerts
40% MPF co-funding available for Hospitals, Assisted living etc.
50% MPF co-funding available for school projects
Veteran’s facilities are on a case-by-case basis.
Please Note: MPF Application Forms have been revised. Please contact the office for details.

Please note: Requests for Project Funding are being accepted for the MPF allocation year, which ends April 30 of each year. Be advised that the Fund no longer payrolls the engagements and acts only as a granting partner with the principal sponsor. Processing times have been as long as 60 days so please ensure you allow for proper timelines for approval.

For more information, contact:

Local 571
P: 902.479.3200

Insurance for your musical instruments negotiated on your behalf.

Visit HUB International for more information

Download Insurance Application


  • All Risks coverage on your instruments and equipment
  • Worldwide coverage
  • Rental reimbursement if you need to rent an instrument or equipment in the event of a loss, up to $10,000
  • $100 Deductible
  • Commercial General Liability including bodily injury, property damage, medical payments, tenants’ legal liability, and non-owned automobile


  • $2.00 rate per $100 sum insured for Instruments
  • Liability rates ($500 deductible)
  • $1,000,000 limit – $50 per member
  • $2,000,000 limit – $100 per member
  • (Higher limits available upon request)

For more info, please contact:

Hub International

Amy Armstrong
3063 Walker Road
Windsor, Ontario
N8W 3R4

Tel: 519.966.2600
Fax: 519.966.6177
Toll Free: 1.800.563.9441 EXT: 253

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.