New Orleans
LOCAL 174-496

 

New Orleans
LOCAL 174-496

Join the Musician's Union today!

Don't Go It Alone

It pays to be  a member!

It Pays to Be
a Member

It pays to be  a member!

Discover the
Power of Organizing

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Stronger Together

It pays to be  a member!

Protect Your
Rights as an Artist

United We Have:

Better Wages, Strength in Numbers and Mutual Support

“I joined the Union because of the professional regard and respect one receives from employers plus the benefits available to Union members.”
~ Germaine Bazzle

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Why Join the Union?

“I am a transplant from Japan, so being a member of the union helps me to connect with professional musicians in New Orleans and the United States. It is also good to receive and share information from the local and the national AFM. I use the rehearsal hall very often, and the staff at the office is very helpful and kind.”
~ Mayumi Shara

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Why Join the Union?

“To follow in my Dad's footsteps, of course! He and my uncles performed together for years and I wanted to be just like them! It was a rite of passage for me into the professional world of music.”
~ Debbie Fagnano

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Why Join the Union?

“We joined the American Federation of Musicians, Local 174-496 New Orleans to learn more about the business side of music and to network with musicians who were still in the city and looking for a way to fulfill their creative musical talents.”
~ Bill Robeson/ Kathy DeRouen

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Why Join the Union?

“The Musicians Union is a community for musicians. People think it's supposed to be something that you use on a weekly, monthly basis and that will find work for you. It doesn't work like that. The musician's union has services that come in handy over the long haul. Over time I've easily benefited way beyond the annual dues. I've been in the union for over 20 years and I plan on staying in the union for life.”
~ Joe Krown

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