Join Local 47

Thank you for your interest in joining the professional musicians union of Los Angeles!

If you are a professional musician, you are welcome to become a member of Local 47 and receive all of our benefits. Click here to learn about the benefits of AFM Local 47 membership.

How to Join

  1. Fill out the Local 47 Application Form.
    (If applicant is a minor, the Bond for Minor Applicants must also be filed to join as a Youth Member.)

  2. Print out and sign one copy of the beneficiary card.

  3. Fill out and sign at all of the X's.

  4. Call 323.462.2161 or for the current join fee (Membership Dues are pro-rated). We accept check, money order, and VISA/MasterCard/Discover.

  5. Submit forms and payment to:
    AFM Local 47
    Attn: Membership Department
    3220 Winona Ave.
    Burbank CA 91504
    Fax: 323.993.3195

Youth Membership

Musicians under the age of 18 may join as Youth Members with all initiation fees are waived -- a savings of $140!

Please not: If you opt to sign up via the AFM website, please note this method requires a significantly longer processing time than submitting your application directly to Local 47.

If you have any questions please call 323.462.2161, or email.

Membership & Work Dues

Click here to learn more about Membership Dues and Work Dues.


Click here to learn about how to reaffiliate and reinstate after resignation or lapse in membership.

New Member Orientation

Our New Member Orientation Meetings take place at Local 47, 2pm on the third Thursday of each month.

New members are required by the Bylaws to become familiar with the benefits and services of membership as well as with the obligations that your membership places upon you. View the Local 47 Calendar for upcoming Orientation Meeting dates.

While face-to-face orientation with officers and staff are preferred, we understand that not every new member is able to attend such a meeting. To request a Do-It-Yourself Orientation, please contact the Secretary's Office at 323.993.3159.