The Musicians Union

About NFM

Welcome, and thank you for your interest in the National Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada, the largest organization in the world dedicated to representing the interests of professional musicians.

NFM members, who number almost 4,000, perform all styles of music-alternative rock, classical, pop, gospel, jazz, country, folk, rock, big band, reggae, contemporary Christian, etc. Our president is John Pretto, four time award winner.

The NFM has been promoting and protecting professional musicians for over 110 years. NFM has been serving musicians since 1981 and continues to be an effective advocate for musicians' rights in the workplace (be that a nightclub, a symphony stage, in a recording studio, or on tour). NFM protects the recorded works musicians produce from being exploited, and protect our members live performances by providing several types of benefit programs that help them to build successful careers.

Members of NFM are secure in knowing that their organization is actively lobbying to promote legislation and public awareness that protects musicians' interests, negotiating collective bargaining agreements with the recording industry, motion picture industry, jingle industry, TV networks, National Public TV and Radio, and providing excellent wages and working conditions for its members.