From July 1 through September 30, new and returning members can join without paying any initiation fees ($75 to Local 47 and $65 to the AFM). That’s a $140 discount!

Join Local 47

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.

  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. Contact the Membership Department at 323.993.3116 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
    817 Vine St.
    Hollywood CA 90038
    Fax: 323.993.3195

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 contact our Membership Department at 323.993.3116, 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.

Youth Membership

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

New Member Orientation

Please note: There will be no Orientation meetings in July or August 2017.

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.

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.