Bruno Mars wins big at 60th annual GRAMMYs

The 60th annual GRAMMYs are a wrap — and what a night it was for Los Angeles musicians!

Bruno Mars swept the 60th annual GRAMMYs, taking home awards in all categories nominated including the night’s biggest wins: Record of the Year and Album of the Year (“24K Magic”), and Song of the Year (“That’s What I Like”). The Los Angeles AFM Local 47 artist also won in the categories of Best R&B Album, Song and Performance.

Read the full story and complete list of 2018 GRAMMY-winning recordings featuring AFM Local 47 musicians at

Musicians join thousands in Los Angeles at Women’s March 2018

Local 47 musicians & union members joined hundreds of thousands at the 2018 Women’s March Los Angeles.

Activists converged on downtown the morning of Jan. 20 marching from Pershing Square to City Hall as part of the second annual Women’s March, the largest of dozens of similar protests held around the nation.

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2018 Wage Scale Update

The Executive Board has approved the Wage Scale Committee’s recommendations for updates to Live Engagements and Music Prep for Live Engagements, which take effect January 1, 2018.

The printed books will be published mid-January and available by request from the Live Performance Department. A digital copy of the 2018 Wage Scale book is available in the Member Section at (login required) from the “Members-Only Scales & Documents” tab.

The AFM has made available Music Prep scales for copyists preparing parts for musical theater, which are also available in the members section of our website.

January 2018 Overture Online: #RespectTheBand

Overture Online
January 2018

Musicians Tell TV Networks: #RespectTheBand

The Musicians of Live TV
A look at the music makers behind live primetime and late-night television shows

Are You 47 Strong?
Introducing our new internal organizing campaign

Saturday Night Bath
Providing good, clean fun to at-risk youth since 1986

Wage Scale Updates
Rate changes announced for 2018

and more!

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