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
 

Testimonial

Also, recently our (the musician’s) involvement in a long running local show was terminated a few days before the show was to start rehearsals to re-open. Fortunately, with the union’s legal support and our patience we were back at work shortly thereafter with the same show and better contracts.

— Larry McRae