Member Benefits

Join Now! You will be directed to the online registration page on the official American Federation of Musicians website.

CFMA is a one-stop resource for all of your professional needs. You are invited to become a part of the world’s largest professional association representing the interests of professional musicians, you will have access to following:

  • Nationally negotiated contracts with the recording industry for your recording projects.
  • One of the strongest pension/retirement funds in the country.
  • Networking opportunities with some of the top names in the business
  • National and International Audition notices.
  • Monthly news articles by industry leaders.
  • Web presence in key industry sites…free referrals through GoPro Music.
  • Legal assistance for contract resolution.
  • Free rehearsal space for members 24/7
  • Free gig referral through our Orlando office
  • Free splash page on GoPro  The AFM’s International on-line booking/referral program
  • Free listing in our directory which is used by local (as well as some National and International) booking agents and contractors
  • Free web link between your personal site to ours
  • Free standardized contracts with space for personal added provisions
  • Free subscription to The International Musician – monthly publication including audition notices and industry related articles and news
  • No initiation fees for students (a savings of $95)
  • Grants to help pay for certain gigs through Music Performance Trust Fund (MPF)
  • Low cost equipment insurance available
  • Demo/Master Recording Protection
  • Performance Liability Insurance at a reduced cost

Collective Bargaining Agreement Benefits with:

  • Walt Disney World
  • Broadway
  • The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Broadway Across America

Take part in our:

  • Pension Fund
  • Sound Recording Special Payments Fund
  • Motion Picture Secondary Markets Fund

We provide for the employer:

  • Access to the best musicians and groups in town without a middle man
  • Use of our rehearsal facility for auditions at no cost
  • Use of our rehearsal facility for your groups
  • A directory with complete contact information for all of our local professionals
  • Free advertising space in our publication


The Musician’s union has been instrumental in recent years to me and my family. When we first relocated to this area, things did not go as we thought they would. When we needed a little help to get by, to my surprise the musician’s union was the only organization in Orlando that could and did actually help.

— Larry McRae