First and foremost, your membership in the American / Canadian Federation of Musicians means that you consider yourself a professional. The AFM/CFM currently has nearly 100,000 members in North America including recording artists from a wide variety of genres from: Bruce Springsteen to Diana Kroll, Justin Bieber and Dolly Parton. Recent losses to the music world included AFM/CFM life members Merle Haggard, Prince, and Leonard Cohen.
- Collective Bargained Agreements with: Sasktel Max, Saskatchewan Jazz Society, Saskatchewan Symphony Society, Saskatoon Opera Association, Kinsmen Telemiracle, the C.B.C., the N.F.B., T.V.O., the Juno Awards, the CCMA Awards, the ECMA Awards, and many more.
- Superb pension plan
- Federation Contracts – advice and support
- P2 Performer Visa assistance for gigs in the U.S.A.
- Performer Recording – Special Payment Fund
Local 553 and Federation initiation fees of $95 / musician will be waived when a full band joins at the same time. To join the Saskatoon Musicians’ Association contact the Local 553 office during operating hours Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Telephone: (306) 477-2506. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org