In a world that went from live concert halls, to vaudeville, to radio, to television, to LPs, Rock & Roll, DJ’s, synths, non smoking bars, streaming, right to work and ever changing trade barriers, one thing has remained constant for over 120 years.
The Toronto Musicians’ Association. Together we can protect musicians’ work, offer support, and design the future as we adapt to the new ways that the world experiences music.
The Toronto Musicians’ Association, Local 149 of the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada (AFM) is the Professional Association for musicians in the greater Toronto Area. Founded in 1887, the Toronto Musicians’ Association received the charter as the Toronto area Local of the AFM on June 15, 1901.
A member driven association of 3,500 members, the Toronto Musicians’ Association represents professional musicians in all facets of music in the greater Toronto area. In our concert halls, theatres, clubs, at private parties, on radio, television, film and recordings you hear the members of the Toronto Musicians’ Association whenever you listen to music. Dedicated to the development of musical talent and skills, the Toronto Musicians’ Association has for over 120 years fostered the opportunity for professional musicians to live and work in dignity through the collective efforts of our members.
Joining the TMA is one important step towards a successful professional career. The TMA understands that musicians are independent business people as well as creative artists and we are here to help you succeed. Our experience and support can help you achieve your goals.
A few benefits of membership
- Legal protection, assistance and advice
- Access to working visas for the U.S.
- Instrument insurance
- Health and Dental Insurance
- Public relations and marketing advice or assistance
- Music industry contacts
- Regular work benefits, including access to pension plans
- Buyers directed to you from our referral service
- Other advantages of our benefits package
If these benefits would be advantageous to your musical career, you should call the TMA!
Initiation fee is $225
Thereafter, members pay $63.75per quarter
Full year before Feb. 1: $235
After Feb. 1: $255