Join Local 553 2017-11-12T11:36:44-06:00

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.

Member Benefits:  

  • 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:  afm553@sasktel.net