July 18, 2019
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Welcome to Austin Federation of Musicians

The Austin Federation of Musicians is the local chapter of the American Federation of Musicians of the U.S. and Canada. The Austin Local was founded in 1907 and since then has assisted local musicians with wages, working conditions and other issues relating to their employment. We’re musicians representing and working for musicians with 300 local members. 

Some of our local members:


Pat Green

Marcia Ball

George Strait

Asleep at the Wheel

Charlie Sexton

Redd Volkaert

Del Castillo

Charles Thibodeaux

Jimmie Vaughan

Joe Ely

Ray Wylie Hubbard

“Actually, the union’s helped me a lot. They’ve gotten lots of money for me. Little things that you forget. Big things – special payment funds, special funds that come when you need’em.”

Jimmie Vaughan

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“When I’m hiring musicians for a session or gig, I just get the union membership directory for names and phone numbers. I figure if they’re not in the Union, they’re not serious.”

Floyd Domino

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"I have been a union musician since I was 15 (49 years ago!) and began my career in the Northeast US, where musicians cannot play without a union card. The union has been an integral part of my life as a professional symphony and gig musician. I rely on the union's assistance during symphony contract negotiations and look forward to the union's assistance in my retirement years."

Paula Bird

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"AFM Local 433 works tirelessly to see that all our needs are met, often working outside the box- and outside normal working hours- to see that we receive the information and support necessary to continue to do what we do- create and play music for the world around us. Thanks AFM Local 433!"

Ruby Dee and the Snakehandlers

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2019 Membership Drive Extended to July 31st!
It’s (Still!) A Great Time To Join! The Membership drive has been extended! AFM Local 433: The Austin Federation Of Musicians has been holding a Membership Drive during the months of February, March, and April of 2019. The Membership Drive has now been...
Local Governance Restored!
 As of May 1st, 2019, local governance was restored to AFM Local 433, The Austin Federation Of Musicians, after two and a half years of Federation Trusteeship, wherein the local was governed by AFM Trustee, Steven Begnoche. Many thanks are due to Mr. Begnoche...