Reality Check .....
musicians may represent as high as 80% of the AFM's (American
Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada)
musicians contribute at least 35% of the AFM's total annual
Freelance musicians continue to leave the AFM at alarming rates.
Tens of thousands of non-member freelance musicians continue
to work professional gigs without AFM representation.
Freelance musicians are the most under serviced segment of the
AFM's current membership.
The AFM's future strength lies in its ability to become a truly
The AFM's membership must mirror today's real world music business.
Increased AFM Organizing and Education efforts must include
a strong commitment to the values of "collective action"
where the possibility of a collective agreement is not present.
Increased AFM public relations efforts are required to inform
non-members and the general public of the AFM's existence.
It's time to "get serious" about increasing efforts
to identify and address the concerns of freelance members.
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