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Local 1000 was created by and for traveling musicians. No matter where you live in Canada or the U.S., if you tour on the folk, bluegrass and acoustic music circuit, Local 1000 is for you.

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Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Locks Out Its Players, Again

    American Federation of Musicians Local 1000 is one of the largest locals in the history of our Union to never have had a symphony orchestra on its rolls.  Yet we, as members of communities throughout North America, recognize that a symphony orchestra is a jewel in civic and regional life.  The Atlanta Symphony […]


Fall Membership Meeting, Upcoming Elections and Call for Nominations

The Fall Membership Meeting will take place at 4pm EST on November 13th at the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance Conference (NERFA) in Kerhonkson, NY. Elections for President, Canadian Vice President, and Midwestern Representative will be held for terms beginning in January 2015.

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Fair Trade Music article by Daphne Carr on newmusicbox.org

Read Daphne Carr’s informative article about Fair Trade Music posted July 14, 2014 on New Music Box:   Good Vibrations: Towards a Fair Trade Standard For Live Music by Daphne Carr



Protect & organize your instruments & gear! What is it?  GearTrack is an online musical instrument registry that aims to deter theft and recover stolen instruments through volume registration. We aim to be the first stop for resellers, used instrument buyers, and law enforcement in verifying an instrument’s status.   In addition to stolen instrument alerts to our WatchDog […]


Actors Federal Credit Union

We Have a New Benefit For Local 1000 Members!   We are pleased to announce that Actors Federal Credit Union is now available to serve Local 1000 members! ActorsFCU has been assisting Entertainment Industry professionals with banking for nearly 52 years. Click on the link below to see all they have to offer us.   […]


Local 1000 Membership Retreat, May 12-14, 2014 at Highlander Center

“Carry it On! An education summit carrying on the legacy of Pete Seeger” will be the title of our 3rd Membership Retreat in the circle of rocking chairs at the historic Highlander Center, just outside of Knoxville, TN.


  • 6 Oct 2014 - 7 Oct 2014
    Executive Board Meeting
    New York, NY
  • 16 Oct 2014 - 19 Oct 2014
    Folk Alliance Region West (FAR-West) Conference
    Oakland, CA
  • 23 Oct 2014 - 26 Oct 2014
    Folk Alliance Region Midwest (FARM) Conference
    St. Louis, MO

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    Winter 2014

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