Live Music in the Merrimack Valley and Beyond

Welcome to the AFM Local 300 website, updated for 2016

Check the News page for all meeting announcements and the latest Local 300 info.

Happy Holidays to All!  Let’s have a Healthy and Happy New Year!

A New Year to look forward to and to create Gigs.
We need members and officers to get involved with the Fair Trade Music Program. Developed by Bruce Fife, President of Local 99 and AFM VP, to help create Gigs in our Local. All we need is one club to get started. Call or email the office for info.

Local 300 Office Hours
Mon-Wed-Thurs: 10:00AM-12:00PM; 3:00-5:00; 7:30-9:00PM
Sat: 10:00AM-12:00PM

Welcome, and thank you for your interest in Local 300 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 300 represents many of the finest professional musicians in 300.

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 399 has been serving  the 300 area musicians since 1904 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 300 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 300 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.

 

Merrimack Valley Musicians-Bylaws 2016