Mailing Address:
Philadelphia Musicians' Union
Local 77

American Federation of Musicians
121 South Broad Street
Suite 320
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Phone: (215) 985-4777
Fax: (215) 985-2777

Hours: M-Th 10:00am-4:00pm
Fri 10:00am-1:00pm

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Membership Benefits -
    Wage Scales: Members participate in the establishment of minimum wage scales and working conditions for all types of musical employment. Union contracts require compliance with these scales and insure that musicians are not exploited.
    Pre-Printed, Legal Contracts: Contracts suitable for all types of engagements are available free of charge. These easy to use contracts contain appropriate language for the resolution of disputes and provide protection for both musicians and purchaser. When properly signed and filed, they are enforced by the union and its attorneys.
    Locally Negotiated Collective Bargaining Agreements: Local 77 currently has agreements with many employers in the Philadelphia Area including the Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera Company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Ballet, and major theaters in town.
    AFM Negotiated Electronic Media Agreements: The AFM negotiates agreements for all electronic media employment which include reuse and new use payments, pension, and health and welfare benefits.
    Multi-Employer-Paid Pension Fund: Employer paid contributions to the American Federation of Musicians - Employers Pension Fund are a part of most Local 77 contracts. Vesting requires contributions on $3,000 of earned wages in each of 5 consecutive years.
    Canadian Cultural Exchange: The AFM will act as your sponsor for engagements in Canada. Forms are available at the Local 77 office and must be completed at least 30 days prior to the performance.
    Emergency Traveling Musician Assistance: The AFM offers assistance to traveling members through their 1-800-ROADGIG number. If you have filed the proper union contracts and are then stiffed by a club owner on the road, help is only a phone call away.
    Membership Directory: A directory of all members, including address, phone, e-mail, and instruments played.
    Online Musician Referral Service: Register yourself and/or your group with our online referral service. Check out the Referrals Page.
    Professional Publications: All members receive the AFM International Musician and Local 77's Philadelphia Musician. These keep you abreast of union business, job openings, auditions, events, and articles of interest to musicians.
    AFM Website: offers downloadable contracts/scales, articles and other resources.
    Local 77 Website: (you are here!)
    Low Cost Instrument Insurance: Replacement cost insurance covering instruments and related equipment for theft and damage at home, at work and on the road is available at a very reasonable rate. Click here for more information.
    Low Cost Liability Insurance: Up to $2 million in liability protection is available to members through the AFM Liability Insurance Plan. Protect yourself and your band. Someone trips over a cord and wants to sue? You're covered. Click here for more information.
    Lester Petrillo Fund: The purpose of the fund is to provide financial assistance to temporarily or permanently disabled AFM members.
    Union Plus Programs: Union Plus was created by the AFL-CIO to bring union members and their families high quality consumer benefits and services. Programs include Union Plus MasterCard, Loan, Mortgage, Legal Services, and Health Needs. Check out for the latest info.
    Credit Union: Members may join Sun Federal Credit Union, which provides a variety of banking services including instrument loans, home equity & mortgage loans, and credit cards all at very competitive rates. To find out more information about all of Sun Federal Credit Unions' benefits and services, go to
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