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American Federation of Musicians Local 47 is a labor union for professional musicians located in Hollywood, the entertainment capital of the world. Formed by and for Los Angeles musicians over a century ago, AFM Local 47 promotes and protects the concerns of musicians in all areas of the music business.

Our jurisdiction includes all counties of Los Angeles (except the Long Beach area). With more than 7,000 members, Local 47 negotiates with employers to establish fair wages and working conditions for our members. Local 47 officers and staff enforce union contracts, assuring professional standards and treatment for our musicians.

Local 47 is affiliated with the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada, the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians, which encompasses 424 Locals and represents 85,000 musicians throughout North America.