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Registration now open for Put Your Website To Work!
February 16 2019
Online Registration is now open to all of the Austin music community!

Put Your Website To Work!
with Tony Edwards, founder of Artistry of...
AFM Community Austin: Saturday Sessions
February 14 2019
     Saturday Sessions will be informational and networking events open to all Austin Musicians. The Saturday Sessions will include a brief but informative presentation on music business topics and leave time for networking, coffee, and light food to start your musical work day. 
2019 Membership Drive
January 25 2019
2019 Membership Drive

January 25, 2019 

Our Membership Drive kicks off on February 1st! It’ a perfect time to join the AFM. New Members will be able to waive the Local and Federation Initiation Fees during this time. It’s a savings of $105.00! Don’t miss...
TALA TAX WORKSHOP
January 23 2019
TALA Tax Workshop
February 11, 2019
Location IBEW Office
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Time to Get Organized
January 07 2019
Time to Get Organized

My colleague, Aaron Lack, and I hopped on a plane to Washington D.C. at the beginning of December. We were headed to AFM Leadership Training. The American Federation of Musicians was hosting a 3-day training with leaders from the AFL-CIO...
Austin Opera’s Ratified CBA
November 12 2018
Austin Opera’s Ratified CBA
November 12, 2018


The Austin Federation of Musicians, AFM Local 433, is pleased to announce that The Austin Opera Orchestra’s Collective Bargaining Agreement for the next three years was ratified by The Orchestra Members, Austin Opera...
Support Mariott Workers
October 19 2018
Support Mariott Workers
October 19, 2018



Hardworking hotel employees tried to reach an agreement over months of negotiations, but Marriott refused to make significant progress on key issues like a living wage and safety on the job. Now more than 7,700 UNITE HERE! members...
Update: Ratified Agreement For The Chicago Lyric Opera On Strike
October 12 2018
Update: Ratified Agreement For The Chicago Lyric Opera On Strike
October 12, 2018 
 
UPDATE: The Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Musicians Union Local 10-208 representing its orchestra musicians have reached a contract agreement, just days after the musicians went on...
KOOP Radio Open House
October 02 2018
KOOP Radio Open House
October 2, 2018
KOOP Radio hosts open houses/membership drives in the Spring and Fall every year. They have a variety of local non-profit organizations together in the radio station to bring the community together, to gain members and to network. We had an...
Court Supports Musicians in Fight With Paramount Over Outsourcing
September 28 2018
Court Supports Musicians in Fight With Paramount Over Outsourcing
September 28, 2018
A Ninth Circuit appeals court panel sided with AFM in our suit against Paramount Pictures Corp. (“Paramount”) for recording the score to “Same Kind of Different As Me” in...
Music Modernization Act: Update
September 28 2018
Music Modernization Act: Update

September 28, 2018

The House of Representatives UNANIMOUSLY passed the Music Modernization Act because musicians strongly stood together. The bill is not the law of the land yet—but we are almost there!

-American Federation of...
Respect The Band Campaign
September 28 2018
Respect The Band Campaign
September 28, 2018
Musicians on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Saturday Night Live, The Voice and other live television shows are not paid when they appear on YouTube and network...
AFM Fair Play Fair Pay
March 17 2018
AFM Fair Play Fair Pay
March 17, 2018
While radio used to be one of the only ways we could hear music, times have changed. The explosive growth of streaming services, combined with the diversity of listening options have transformed the music landscape. Yet, the current laws governing...
Free Tax Workshop For Union Members
March 02 2018
Free Tax Workshop For Union Members
March 2, 2018




Date: Wednesday, March 7th, 2018
Time: 6:30PM-8:30PM
Location: 4818 E. Ben White Blvd., Suite 300, Austin, TX 78741
(Located in the IBEW Building)






The Austin Federation of Musicians...
Artistry of Music
March 02 2018

Artistry of Music
March 2, 2018
Artistry of Music was founded by timpanist, educator, programmer, and AFM Local 433 Member Tony Edwards. Artistry of Music helps musicians and music programs create a professional web presence and manage the...
AUSTIN MUSIC FOUNDATION PRESENTS: FEEL THE LOVE EXPO
February 06 2018
AUSTIN MUSIC FOUNDATION PRESENTS: FEEL THE LOVE EXPO
February 6, 2018 




Austin Music...
2017 Congratulatory Year for Local 433 Fiddler Player
November 15 2017
2017 Congratulatory Year for Local 433 Fiddler Player
November 15, 2017
David Varnado began playing fiddle at the age of 4. By the time he turned 12, he was playing in clubs. Over the many years, David’s love for the fiddle in Cajun, Country and Texas Swing has served him well. In...
Austin Jazz Workshop’s “Songs of the American Spirit”
October 11 2017
Austin Jazz Workshop’s “Songs of the American Spirit”
October 11, 2017




Austin Jazz Workshop Presents 24th Season


115 Campuses to...
Bud Light Summer Live Series Benefiting Austin Federation of Musicians
July 19 2017
Bud Light Summer Live Series Benefiting Austin Federation of Musicians
July 19, 2017


Bud Light Austin Presents Summer Live Series Featuring Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears
Date: July 20th, 2017
Location: Austin American Statesman
305 S Congress Ave,...

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