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NALC Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive: Volunteers Needed!

AFM Local 47 is proud to partner with Los Angeles Young Workers, AFL-CIO for the 27th Annual NALC Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. 

Volunteers are needed Mondays through Saturdays now through June 15 to help sort food donations at the Salvation Army warehouse in Bell. We have adopted Saturday, June 8 as our primary volunteer day. Continue reading

Learn Orchestration with Dr. Norman Ludwin


Develop your music orchestration skills this summer with a pair of free classes offered exclusively to members of AFM Local 47.

Taught by Dr. Norman Ludwin — an active session bass player, teacher, composer, and orchestrator — the classes offer AFM members a unique hands-on learning experience using real film scores with an industry professional. Focusing on practical knowledge and fundamental techniques, the course is modeled after the one Ludwin teaches at his Extension Film Scoring Program at UCLA. Continue reading

Next General Membership Meeting: April 22, 2019

Monday, April 22, 2019, 7:30pm
@ AFM Local 47 – Rehearsal Room 7
3220 Winona Ave. Burbank CA 91504

On the Agenda (subject to change):
* Presentation of 50-Year Pins 
* Jay Cohen Plaque Presentation
* Officer Reports
* New Media Campaign Update
* Old and New Business

Open to all members in good standing.
Pizza & light refreshments will be served.

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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 at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport hotel.

AFM Local 47 President John Acosta will conduct a presentation titled “The Benefits of Union Membership and Monetizing Your Music” on Thursday, March 28 at 2:45 p.m. in Room A.


Be sure to also stop by the AFM Local 47 booth!

20% discount for all union members

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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: