Category Archives: #ListenLA

Throwback: Beyoncé records national anthem

On Feb. 1, 2004, Beyoncé performed “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Super Bowl XXXVIII. The track was recorded in Los Angeles with a 69-piece AFM Local 47 orchestra contracted by Ernie Fields Jr. with Rickey Minor producing and Randy Waldman arranging.  Continue reading

Kevin Kaska & the Recording Arts Orchestra of Los Angeles

Epilogue from Christopher Columbus Suite

Recorded at Sony Pictures, Culver City, California, August of 2018, this piece, composed and conducted by Kevin Kaska, was performed by the Recording Arts Orchestra of Los Angeles — all members of the American Federation of Musicians Local 47. Continue reading

2019 Grammys

* UPDATE: Winners appear in BLUE below. Congrats to all the winners and nominees! *

Nominations for the 61st GRAMMYs are in, and union musicians of AFM Local 47 in Los Angeles worked on some of the top hits of the year!

Listen to our 2019 #ListenLA Grammy playlist and browse the list of Los Angeles-made nominees below. Winners will be announced live on Feb. 10, 2019, at Staples Center. (Be sure to listen for the live AFM Local 47 house band!) Continue reading

76th Golden Globes

Congratulations to all of the talented AFM Local 47 Los Angeles musicians who worked on films honored at this year’s Golden Globe Awards!  Winners were announced Jan. 6, 2019 during the live telecast (featuring an AFM Local 47 house band!).


  • Nominees: BlacKkKlansman, A Star is Born