Members of AFM Local 47 are high-level studio musicians, signed to major and indie labels, work on major motion pictures and television, tour throughout the world, and are members of premiere orchestras and symphonies including the LA Philharmonic, LA Opera, Pasadena Symphony, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and more. Members are arrangers, composers, producers, contractors, engineers, and freelance musicians, regarded as some of the best in the world.

To place an ad please contact:

Dan Walding, Director of Advertising
315.422.4488 ext. 104

Audition Notices

There is no fee to post an audition notice in Overture Magazine & Overture Online for orchestras that have a current CBA with Local 47. For orchestras outside of Local 47’s jurisdiction offering union employment, the fee is $100 per issue. Submission deadline: 15th of the month preceding issue date. Submit Audition Notices to

Overture Online App

Frequency: Published monthly
Circulation: 4,000+

Our award-winning digital app & emagazine, Overture Online, is published the 1st of each month. The app is available for free download on smartphones and tablets from the Apple App Store & Google Play.

While optimized for viewing as an app, readers without smart devices can also access our emagazine on any web browser. Browse the web archives.

Overture Online Deadlines

15th of each month preceding issue date


All digital ads run at full-page size and measure 1800px W x 2400px H (minimum 72 dpi).


All advertisers in Overture Magazine 1/4 size or larger receive one complimentary ad in Overture Online. Digital-only ads cost $150 per issue.

Member Directory Book

Click here for information about advertising in our annual Member Directory.

Overture Magazine

Frequency: Published quarterly every January, April, July and October
Circulation: 7,000

Our award-winning Overture Magazine is mailed to the homes of our more than 7,000 members every January, April, July and October. Learn more about Overture Magazine.

Overture Magazine Deadlines

Spring 2020 issue: March 10, 2020
Summer 2020 issue: June 10, 2020
Fall 2020 issue: Sept. 10, 2020
Winter 2021 issue: Dec. 10, 2020

Magazine Ad Rates & Specs


The Local 47 Beat

Frequency: Every other Friday
Circulation: 4,500+

The Local 47 Beat

Our award-winning email newsletter, The Local 47 Beat, is delivered to our members' inboxes every other Friday to announce the latest news in music, entertainment, and the labor movement. View recent issues of The Local 47 Beat here.

Beat Deadlines

2020 publication schedule


View Beat specs & reserve your ad


If you have already booked your ad, you may submit payment here.

* DISCLAIMER: To place an ad promoting a musical recording or concert/musical event, there must be an AFM contract associated with the recording or performance, which must be verified prior to ad placement. All advertisements are subject to acceptance by the publisher. The publisher will not accept advertisements that are illegal, defamatory, or an infringement on a third party's rights. The publisher has the right to refuse or edit any ad copy deemed inappropriate or offensive.