Why Should You Join the CFM?

Thank you for your interest in the Canadian Federation of Musicians, the largest entertainment organization in Canada dedicated to representing the interests of the working musician.

When is the right time to become a member? Right now! The moment you consider recording or performing in public, you are creating a product that has value both now and in the future, as well as exposing yourself to exploitation and theft. From ragtime to rap, vinyl to digital, the CFM has been there for its members to minimize potential threats and maximize opportunities. Why not bring the team that has the experience and strength from representing more than 90, 000 musicians to your gig?

No other organization has such a diverse membership – performing all styles of music in every type of venue. Specialized departments within the CFM deal with immigration assistance, electronic media, symphonic, theatrical/ touring and freelance, negotiating the agreements you need and administering the contracts you work under. We are heavily involved in legislative action, and instrumental in bringing about Federal and Provincial Status of the Artist, as well as Copyright reform and new payments to musicians from new tariffs such as Neighbouring Rights (CFM Member Benefits.pdf).

A member-driven organization knows what the critical benefits are, from comprehensive instrument, health and liability insurance, to a world-class pension plan, to contract protection with emergency travel assistance, to free Internet referral postings and access to CFM-licensed booking agents to keep those gigs coming.

In addition to web referrals, three additional sites provide members with a domain and hosting service, a musical instrument/ gear auction site and one for music lessons.

Simply put, you can’t afford to not be a part.

Alan Willaert

CFM Vice-President


Phone: 902-479-3200
Fax: 902-479-1312
Email: [email protected]

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