Stand 47 Strong

Many united voices are more powerful than one. Join with more than 7,000 professional musicians throughout Los Angeles in standing 47 Strong!

Why join? Learn about the benefits of union membership here.

How to Join:

  1. Fill out & sign the Membership Application

  2. Fill out and sign the Beneficiary Card

  3. Call 323.993.3116 or for the current join fee (Membership Dues are pro-rated).

  4. Submit forms and payment to:
    AFM Local 47
    Attn: Membership Department
    3220 Winona Ave.
    Burbank CA 91504

Youth Membership

Musicians under the age of 18 may join as Youth Members with all initiation fees are waived -- a savings of $140!

Please not: If you opt to sign up via the AFM website, please note this method requires a significantly longer processing time than submitting your application directly to Local 47.

Membership Dues & Work Dues

Click here to learn more about Membership Dues and Work Dues.


Click here to learn about how to reaffiliate and reinstate after resignation or lapse in membership.


New Member Orientation

Our New Member Orientation Meetings take place at Local 47, 2pm on the third Thursday of each month.

New members are required by the Bylaws to become familiar with the benefits and services of membership as well as with the obligations that your membership places upon you. View the Local 47 Calendar for upcoming Orientation Meeting dates.

While face-to-face orientation with officers and staff are preferred, we understand that not every new member is able to attend such a meeting. To request a Do-It-Yourself Orientation, please contact the Secretary's Office at 323.993.3159.