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Don't toil away in isolation, struggling to "make it" as one individual in a monolithic music industry. Join the Boston Musicians' Association not only for added security but for the opportunity to work together and improve the music industry. Membership is open to everyone.

Fill out the following form and we will contact you shortly to complete the process. If you have any questions, please call us at (617) 489-6400 or email us. Thanks!

Joining Fees and First Quarter Dues

Normally, a new member's total initiation fee is $145 ($65 for AFM Initiation, $80 for BMA Initiation). If you currently belong to another local and would like to join Local 9-535, the AFM Initiation is waived. Youth (under 21) or full-time students do not pay initiation fees.

Each new member must pay dues for the first quarter of membership.

Regular Membership Dues Payment Schedule

Dues are paid in the first month of each quarter as indicated below.

Payment Month Quarter Covered Amount Due
January First Quarter $44.25
April Second Quarter $44.25
July Third Quarter $44.25
October Fourth Quarter $44.25

Save on Your Membership Dues

Members are offered a discount in January of each year, if they pay for the full year in advance. Call the office for details at 617-489-6400.

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