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Come Visit AFM Local 47 at Synthplex 2019!

Learn about the benefits of union membership for electronic musicians

March 28-31 – Burbank, CA

Synthplex is a brand new annual “all things synthesizer” event, and the kickoff program will include information on the benefits of union membership for electronic musicians. 

The event takes place March 28-31, 2019 at the LA Marriott Burbank Hotel & Convention Center. Be sure to visit us at the AFM Local 47 booth!

20% discount for all union members

Tickets & more info @

Streaming is the Future – What are we doing about it?

Negotiations between the AFM and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) begin on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. We’re taking on the most important aspect of the future of the recording industry: new media and streaming services.

Musicians working in all areas of the business are encouraged to attend these important contract negotiations that will affect all of us. Watch the video message from the AFM Local 47 Executive Board, and sign up below to stay informed on important updates and to RSVP to attend negotiations on March 13:

SAG-AFTRA Rally for Performers’ Rights


When: Wednesday, Jan. 23
11-11:45 a.m. – Sign-in & Welcome
11:45 a.m. – March to the La Brea Tar Pits (with AFM Local 47 drumline!)
Noon-1 p.m. – Rally & Speakers on ‘The Great Lawn’

Where: SAG-AFTRA Plaza, James Cagney Boardroom
5757 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
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3rd Annual Women’s March LA

Women’s March Los Angeles Foundation is a women-led non-profit 501(c)(3) organization created in 2016 by the producers of the historic Women’s March LA, whose mission is to bring attention to the struggles of marginalized communities and all attacks on human rights.

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TV Videotape (Live TV) upcoming meetings

The TV Videotape (Live TV) contract negotiations are coming to Los Angeles. In earlier rounds of negotiations, our AFM team has made clear to the networks that they need to pay streaming residuals just like the other unions get, and pay every musician who works on the production.

We believe we can achieve this, but we all need to be in it together.

If you work in Live TV, please plan to join us at one of these informational meetings:

Monday, Dec. 3
7:30 p.m. @ Westside (private residence)

Wednesday, Dec. 5
7:30 p.m @ AFM Local 47 

For more information and to RSVP, please contact Live Performance Business Rep Erick Cruz at (323) 993-3170 or