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Membership
Membership is open to any full-time or part-time musician or vocalist,working in pop, rock, country, classical, jazz, folk or any other area of music making in the jurisdiction of Local 92. If you live outside of the jurisdiction of local 92 (Buffalo area) use the Find a Local feature of the AFM web site to find a Local Musicians Union in your area.
See jurisdiction map for WNY area.
Check out these AFM Solution Series Brochures (PDF) Benefits
  • Credit Union Membership option
  • Free Notary Public service
  • Musicians Referral Service - no booking agent fees as a result of our advertising.
  • Legal representation
  • Music Performance Fund (MPF) concerts.
  • Assistance with Canadian work permits.
  • Pension benefits and Special Payments for recording under AFM agreements.
  • Discounts on services and products through the"Union Privilege" program and different types of insurance including instrument and equipment through AFM programs.
Cost
Local 92 membership dues are $142.00 per year, payable as $35.50per quarter, or $137.00 per year if paid in full by January 31.
New members are charged one time fees of $35.00 Local Initiation Fee and $65.00 Federation Initiation Fee.
Youth/Student Memberships are available to anyone under the age of 21 and/or full time college student. No initiation fees are charged, yet you have a full membership and benefits! A savings of $100.00!
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Call or visit Local 92 for an application form. (716) 842.6466
Download and print out our online APPLICATION FORM PDF  and mail it with your check, made payable to:
Buffalo Musicians Association
374 Delaware Ave.
Suite 301
Buffalo N. Y. 14202

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Initiation Fees: $65.00 Federation + $35.00 Local (These are one-time-only fees which you pay upon joining)
Dues are $37.50 per quarter. If you've never been a member before, dues would be $137.50 (which includes initiation fees and $2.00 convenience fee) for the first quarter of your membership and then $37.50 per quarter.

Youth - Students (under 21)do not pay initiation fees

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By virtue of our working relationship with the top professional musicians in Western New York and throughout North America, we are uniquely positioned to provide an important link between our members and the diverse musical interests of the community and the public in general. Through our free two-way referral service, we are able to assist both performing artists and live music consumers to find the right music for each and every special event. There is never a charge to either our members or the music purchaser for this essential service.
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