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Teamsters 399 Car & Motorcycle Show

Join AFM Local 47 and the Music Fund of Los Angeles at the Teamsters 399 Car & Motorcycle Show!

The event takes place at Woodley Park in Van Nuys from 12-5pm. Enjoy incredible cars and motorcycles featured in major motion pictures and TV shows! Fun for the whole family.

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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

General Membership Meeting: July 22, 2019

Members: please join us for our Summer Membership Meeting on Monday night. Arrive early for BBQ and a movie!

6:30 p.m. – BURNT TO A CRISP food truck
(First 20 members to arrive get a FREE food voucher!)

7 p.m. – MPTF Film Screening: “MusicianFest: Never Too Old” (10 min.)

7:30 p.m. – Meeting

On the Agenda (subject to change):
* Presentation of 50-Year Pins 
* Special Election to Fill Vacancy on Executive Board
* Investments Update from Alon Haim, Merrill Lynch
* Officer Reports
* Old and New Business

Open to all members in good standing.

Join us at 6:30 p.m. to enjoy delicious BBQ from the BURNT TO A CRISP TEXAS SMOKEHOUSE food truck. We’ll have complimentary vouchers for the first 20 members to arrive!

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During the meeting there will be a special election to fill a vacancy on the Executive Board, currently held temporarily by P. Blake Cooper as appointed by the Board. For information on Vacancies and Special Elections, please refer to Articles IX and X of the AFM Local 47 Bylaws, available in the members section of our website or upon request from the Secretary/Treasurer’s Office.

At 7 p.m. we will present a special 10-minute screening of the new documentary MusicianFest: Never Too Old. Created by the Music Industries’ Music Performance Trust Fund, the film highlights the power of music to bring joy, purpose, connectivity, and healing to all people. It explores the paths that led the professional AFM musicians featured in the film, many who are seniors themselves, to perform for older audiences in New York City, New Orleans and Long Beach, California. 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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