Congratulations to everyone whose work can be heard on the 66th Annual GRAMMY-nominated tracks and albums, recorded under AFM union contracts filed with Local 47!
The awards ceremony takes place Sunday, February 4, 2024.
Listen to our #AFM47 2024 Grammys Playlist:
Life Member. Violin
3/4/1949 – 9/3/2023
Valencia began violin studies with Frank Frederick Ficus in Los Angeles at the age of 10. She attended Manual Arts High School and upon graduation enrolled at Mills College in Oakland, CA. At Mills she studied with Nathan Ruben and earned the Bachelor’s Degree in Music. She enrolled at the University of Southern California pursuing a degree in Library Science with an emphasis in music and was awarded the Master’s Degree in Music Literature from California State University, Long Beach. Valencia worked as a librarian for the County of Los Angeles and Cerritos College. Continue reading
What are the rules for AI? The role that artificial intelligence will play in the music industry is still being cemented as 2023 comes to a close, though we’re witnessing the beginnings of a roadmap. Now, it’s time to take a closer look at how AI will impact the music industry in 2024 and beyond with some of the most important players in the business. Continue reading
The 2022 annual audit reports for AFM Local 47 and the Musicians’ Club of Los Angeles are now available. To access these documents, members may log in to the members section at afm47.org, select the “Docs” menu tab, and under the Members-Only Documents header click the “Audit Reports” link.
Additional documents under the “Docs” menu item include Executive Board minutes, CBAs, Local 47 Wage Scales, Bylaws, Suspended/Expelled member lists, and more.
Bruce Dukov Performs Record 1,900th Motion Picture Score
Bruce Dukov may be the most famous violinist you’ve never heard of — but you definitely have heard him many times.
Since launching his studio career in the 1980s, Bruce has left an indelible mark on the world of film music, as well as in thousands of records and TV shows. His gorgeous and memorable violin solos have been featured in films such as “Aladdin,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Wrongfully Accused,” “Analyze This,” “Batman Forever,” “Addams Family Values,” and in John Williams’ score to “Rosewood.” to name just a few. Last month Bruce reached a landmark achievement when he performed on his 1,900th theatrical motion picture score. Continue reading
Open to all AFM Local 47 members in good standing
On the Agenda (subject to change):
– Presentation of 50-Year Pins
– Special Election to Fill Vacancy on Hearing Board
– Officer Reports
– Old and New Business Continue reading
AFM Local 47 President Stephanie O’Keefe was the latest labor champion to be featured by the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor in the 9/14/2023 edition of the “On the Move” newsletter. The article is reprinted below. Continue reading