Who we are

Welcome, and thank you for your interest in Local 467 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 467 represents many of the finest professional musicians in Brantford and the surrounding area.

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.

Members of Local 467 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.


It’s a Great Time to be a Member!

If you are a full-time or part-time musician, it is to your advantage to belong to the only organization that truly represents the interests of musicians and performers. For a detailed explanation of the numerous benefits and services Local 467 and the AFM have to offer the professional musician, please read the Membership Benefits page. Once again, thank you for your interest, and we look forward to the opportunity to support you!

Check out these AFM Solution Series Brochures (PDF)
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Dues Annually


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Life Member Dues


Inactive LIfe Member Dues


Local Initiation Fee


Federation Initiation Fee



The Brantford Musicians’ Association is committed to furthering live music in the Brantford area. We are actively seeking partnerships with corporates  citizens, local and provincial governments, non-profit organizations, schools, churches and other unions/associations to ensure that live music remains a vital part of our community.

If your organization wishes to partner with Local 467 please contact us at musicians@bellnet.ca

There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.