Musicians' Association of Metropolitan Baltimore - AFM Local 40-453 - Baltimore, MD
Baltimore, MD
Local 40-543 of the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada


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Welcome, and thank you for your interest in Local 40-543 of the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada. The AFM is the largest organization in the world dedicated to representing the interests of professional musicians. Local 40-543 represents the finest professional musicians in the Baltimore, MD community and surrounding areas.

The Musicians' Association of Metropolitan Baltimore regrettably announces that it will not be able to host a Showcase this spring for area musicians. We apologize to all for having to make this decision. It is the Local's intention to host a Showcase in the fall. We know how important the Showcase is for our members and other area musicians, and how valuable the event is to our contractors. As soon as we have a new date, we will announce it on this site.
The President's Message:
I'm taking a break from writing about the history of our Local to provide a primer on the criteria for setting minimum scales for our Union musicians. For long-time members, and certainly for the veterans of our orchestra committees, this may be old hat, but we now have many younger members who have joined our Local and who may not be aware how their rate of pay was ...
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AFM DiversityThe AFM has been promoting and protecting professional musicians for over 110 years. Local 40-543 has been serving Baltimore, MD and area musicians since 1903 and continues to be an effective advocate for musicians' rights in the workplace (be that a nightclub, a symphony stage, in a recording studio, or on tour). The AFM and Local 4-543 protect the recorded works musicians produce from being exploited, and protect our members' live performances by providing several types of benefit programs that help them to build successful careers.

Members of Local 40-543 of the AFM are secure in knowing that their organization is actively lobbying to promote legislation and public awareness that protects musicians' interests, negotiating collective bargaining agreements with the recording industry, motion picture industry, jingle industry, TV networks, National Public TV and Radio, and providing excellent wages and working conditions for its members.

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