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Professional Musicians for any Event or Occasion

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P2 Visa Processing
Obtain a work visa to perform in the United States

Music Industry Links and Resources

CFM/AFM Resources

Accessing Royalties
A great map to where the money is!
A multi-page pdf document showing how and where to find money owed you for recording, performing, publishing and writing music.

Canadian Federation of Musicians
Canadian office of the AFM

American Federation of Musicians
Our umbrella organization

Musicians’ Pension Fund of Canada
Pension fund for Canadian musicians

Music Performance Trust Fund
Co-sponsors performances of live music throughout North America

AFM Entertainment is THE online booking referral agency for buyers and artists. Invaluable for artists - make sure your profile is current.
Buyers - this is a great way to book quality entertainement for your next event.

Locals Directory
Find your nearest Local in Canada or the United States

Freelance Musicians’ Association
AFM conference representing musicians who perform primarily in small concert venues, night clubs, community halls, etc.

GoPro Lessons
Private music lessons from professional musicians who are members of the CFM/AFM online booking and referral service

General Resources

Arts Victoria
Events, venues and resources serving the arts community of Victoria

Alliance for Arts and Culture
Represents and serves the arts community in Vancouver, Canada

BC Music Teachers' Association
Formed in 1930, the Victoria Branch of the BCRMTA is the second oldest Branch in the province

BC Touring Council
Connects artists and presenters in BC via the Pacific Contact Conference

Canada Council for the Arts
Provides grants and services to professional Canadian artists and organizations

Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
Created to contribute towards higher artistic and industry standards through the Juno Awards

Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency
Handles licensing of copyrighted material for release on recordings in Canada

Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent on Records

Performing rights society that licenses the public performance of music and disperses revenue as royalties to songwriters, composers, and music publishers

Songwriters’ Association of Canada
Workshops, seminars, and showcases to develop the art of songwriting.

Performance rights organization that collects and distributes royalties from satellite radio, internet radio, cable TV music channels and similar platforms.

Sound Recording Special Payments Fund
Fund responsible for distributing revenue collected under the Sound Recording Labor Agreement to musicians.

Connects unsigned artists, bands and songwriters with major record labels, publishers and film & TV music supervisors

For Orchestral Musicians

Orchestras Canada
Includes OpusDirect, an online source of orchestral job openings in Canadian orchestras

Organization of Canadian Symphony Musicians
Conference of Canadian orchestral musicians within the AFM

International Conference of Symphony and Opera Musicians
U.S. orchestral players’ conference

Regional Orchestra Players’ Association
Organization of AFM musicians working in smaller-budget US orchestras.

Hayhurst Elias Dudek (HED)
Instrument insurance carrier endorsed by the Organization of Canadian Symphony Musicians

Other Players’ Conferences

Recording Musicians’ Association

Theater Musicians’ Association


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