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Why Join the Atlantic Federation of Musicians?

When is the right time to become a member? Right now!

From the moment you consider recording or performing in public, you are creating a product that has value both now and in the future, as well as exposing yourself to exploitation and theft. From ragtime to rap, from vinyl to digital, AFM571 has been there for its members to minimize potential threats and maximize opportunities. Why not bring the team that has the experience and strength from representing more than 90, 000 musicians to your gig?

No other organization has such a diverse membership – performing all styles of music in every type of venue. Specialized departments within our union deal with immigration assistance, electronic media, symphonic, theatrical/ touring, and freelance, negotiating the agreements you need and administering the contracts you work under. We are heavily involved in legislative action, and instrumental in bringing about Federal and Provincial Status of the Artist, as well as Copyright reform and new payments to musicians from new tariffs such as Neighbouring Rights.

A member-driven organization knows what the critical benefits are, from comprehensive instrument, health and liability insurance, to a world-class pension plan, to contract protection with emergency travel assistance, to free Internet referral postings and access to CFM-licensed booking agents to keep those gigs coming.

In addition to web referrals, three additional sites provide members with a domain and hosting service, a musical instrument/ gear auction site and one for music lessons.

Simply put, you can’t afford to not be a part.

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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.