There are many reasons to join the Nashville Musicians Association, but none is more important than the simple concept of strength in numbers. Non-union musicians are much more likely to be exploited and less likely to receive the benefits that the Nashville Musicians Association provides for its members, such as binding union contracts and scales wages worthy of professionals. As a talented musician, your real strength in the music business comes from working and bargaining collectively with other musicians. All of us working together can accomplish much more for each other than we ever could separately.
This is what we are all about.
AFM Local 257, the Nashville Musicians Association, was founded in 1902 and currently represents over 2600 of Music City's finest musicians, including the Nashville Symphony, studio players, road musicians, singer/songwriters, arrangers, and producers.
President Dave Pomeroy and Secretary-Treasurer Craig Krampf have experience in all areas of the music business and are committed to preserving and building on the great tradition of Nashville's music history while leading the way into our collective future.
By keeping an open ear to the diverse needs of all its members in the forefront and most importantly, adjusting our strategies and policies to reflect the rapidly changing environment of today's music business, the Nashville Musicians Association continues to thrive as one the strongest and most productive Locals in the AFM.
Office Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. M - F
2013 Annual Regular Membership Dues - Prorated
|AFM Per Capita||42.00|
|Funeral Benefit Fund Fee||15.00|
|Funeral Benefit Fund Assessment||27.00|
|Vic Willis Emergency Relief Fund||3.00|
|Additional ERF Contribution (Voluntary)||2.00|
|TOTAL with Voluntary||
New Members note: Your dues will include two one-time initiation fees:
Federation Initiation Fee 65.00 NMA Initiation Fee 100.00 New Member Total one-time fees 165.00
New member totals, prorated for April thru June 2013:
Federation Initiation Fee 65.00 NMA Initiation Fee 100.00 New Member Total w/voluntary contribution 360.50 New Member Total w/no voluntary contribution 355.50
(Note: If a band joins together (3 or more members), initiation fees will be waived.)
Please note: Dues are pro-rated quarterly. Call Local 257 for more information: 615-244-9514.
These are the 3 forms you need to fill out to join Nashville Musicians Association: Please download, complete, and bring the first two forms to the local to begin the application process.
Note: The funeral beneficiary card must be completed in person at the local, or be mailed to you for you to be signed and notarized, then returned to the local.
You may use Paypal to pay your dues. Please follow these instructions:
Go to Paypal, and access your account.
Select email@example.com as the email address to send your funds.
Important: Select the "Personal" tab, then select "Other" for why money is being sent.
Click continue, then complete your transaction.
Please Note: Membership will be pending until executive board approval.