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The AFM has a long history of service for musicians in the United States and Canada. Becoming a member of the AFM means that you become part of an organization with more than 100 years of experience in improving the lives of working musicians, and thousands of years of collective experience!

Membership Info

Membership Jurisdiction

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.

Why Join?

As an AFM member, you are part of a membership of more than 80,000 musicians. The AFM has a long history of service for musicians in the United States and Canada. The AFM can negotiate agreements and administer contracts, procure valuable benefits and achieve legislative goals. No single musician has that power. Becoming a member of the AFM means that you become part of an organization with more than 100 years of experience in improving the lives of working musicians, and thousands of years of collective experience!

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Benefits

  • Musicians Referral Service - no booking agent fees as a result of our advertising.
  • Music Performance Trust Fund (MPTF) concerts.
  • 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.

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Cost

Local 92 membership dues are $147.00 per year, payable as $36.75per quarter, or $142.00 per year if paid in full byJanuary 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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Application Form

Call or visit Local 92 for an application form. (716) 842.6466 OR
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 $38.75 per quarter. If you've never been a member before, dues would be $138.75 (which includes initiation fees and $2.00 convenience fee) for the first quarter of your membership and then $38.75 per quarter.
Youth - Students (under 21)do not pay initiation fees.