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.

You Can Now Pay Your Membership Dues Online!
Our website is now set up to accept both annual and quarterly payments through PayPal. There is also an entry for any additional money owed, such as the federation initiation fee, late fees or reinstatement fees. The Musicians' Association of Metropolitan Baltimore will still accept dues payments via checks or ...
The President's Message:
It is difficult to characterize a "professional" musician because the employment opportunities for musicians are incredibly diverse. Some musicians are star artists and earn astronomical fees while others perform as relatively anonymous members of ensembles, often for minimum scale and sometimes for less. Some musicians have ongoing full-time employment while others work only part-time and infrequently. Some musicians are employers, some employees, and some others act as contractors, hiring their colleagues on behalf of employers. And every musician, to varying degrees, is in competition with all other musicians. What is certain is that ...
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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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