Welcome, and thank you for your interest in Local 14 of the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada. The AFM is the largest organization in the world dedicated to representing the interests of professional musicians. Local 14 represents many of the finest professional musicians in The Albany-Capital District area which includes the members of the Albany Symphony Orchestra.
WE’RE THE PROFESSIONALS
We provide a personal referral service to put you in touch with our professional musicians, bands and ensembles for just about any event or, you may contact the artists directly. Our musicians perform in concert halls, theater, TV, radio, recording studios, schools, hotels, banquet rooms, outdoor festivals, restaurants, public spaces, private clubs and residences. Contact: Diane Geddes at 518-489-7652 or firstname.lastname@example.org
AFM members, who number over 90,000, perform all styles of music—alternative rock, classical, pop, gospel, jazz, country, folk, rock, big band, reggae, contemporary Christian, etc.. With such active members as Bruce Springsteen, Roberta Flack, Santana, Yo-Yo Ma, Sheila E, Suzanne Vega, The Goo Goo Dolls, Willie Nelson, and Branford Marsalis, there is a strong representation of major recording individuals and groups.
The AFM has been promoting and protecting professional musicians for over 110 years. Local 14 has been serving the Albany- Capital District area musicians since 1896 and continues to be an effective advocate for musicians’ rights in the workplace (be that a nightclub, a symphony stage, in a recording studio, or on tour). The AFM and Local 14 protect the recorded works musicians produce from being exploited, and protect our members live performances by providing several types of benefit programs that help them to build successful careers.
Members of Local 14 of the AFM are secure in knowing that their organization is actively lobbying to promote legislation and public awareness that protects musicians’ interests, negotiating collective bargaining agreements with the recording industry, motion picture industry, jingle industry, TV networks, National Public TV and Radio, and providing excellent wages and working conditions for its members.