Join/Renew your HMG Membership

NEW MEMBERS: If you are a full- or part-time musician, it is to your advantage to belong to the only organization that truly represents the interests of musicians and performers – the American/Canadian Federation of Musicians!. For a detailed explanation of the numerous benefits and services the HMG (AFM/CFM Local 293) has to offer the professional musician, please read the Membership Benefits page.

To apply for membership, download the PDF form below, complete it, print it off, sign and mail/email it to the HMG office. We’ll contact you to complete your application. Please see the New Member Fee structure below.

Download the membership application form: English French

Thank you for your interest, and we look forward to supporting you in your career as a professional musician!

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DUES STRUCTURE 2023/24 – ALL DUES ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE

RENEWING MEMBERSFEES
1) Regular Members Annual Dues
– Early Bird Special – Renew Annual Dues prior to expiry date
$ 180.00 (Early Bird $ 170)
2) Semi-annual Dues$ 100.00 (Early Bird $ 90)
3) Quarterly Dues$ 50.00 (Early Bird $ 45)
4) Life Member, Youth and Student Member Annual Dues$ 95.00 (Life Member Early Bird $ 85)
NEW MEMBERS
Annual Dues plus one-time only LIF and FIF
1) Annual Dues$ 180.00
2) LIF – Local Initiation Fee$ 40.00
3) FIF – Federation initiation Fee$ 65.00
TOTAL FEES for New members$ 285.00
SAVE $ 105 per person:
when 2 or more join together, no LIF or FIF
All Dues are Tax-Deductible

Four Options for Payment of Membership Dues

  1. Payment by INTERAC eTransfer

The easiest way to pay your dues is by eTransfer. The Payee must be “Hamilton Musicians’ Guild” and our email address is local293hmg@bellnet.ca. Please use the following security question “What is the Local Number (X 2)” (Answer: 293293). You will receive an PDF receipt showing your new membership expiry date, and a paper copy with your new membership card will be mailed out the same day.)

  1. Payment by Cash or Cheque at the Guild Office

You can pay in person at the Guild office (20 Hughson Street South, Suite 811, Hamilton, Ontario) by cash or cheque payable to the “Hamilton Musicians’ Guild”. You will receive your membership card and a receipt for dues paid on the spot at the office. We’ll also check to make sure your contact information is up-to-date.

  1. Mail Cheque to Guild Office

You can mail a cheque payable to the “Hamilton Musicians’ Guild” (mail to Hamilton Musicians’ Guild, 20 Hughson Street South, Suite 811, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 2A1). Your membership card and a receipt for dues paid will be mailed to the address we have on file.

  1. Pay online by Visa or MasterCard

Complete the online form at https://members.afm.org/join/ (make payment to: 293: Hamilton Musicians’ Guild) and submit. Note: a 6% fee is added to the Payment Total for credit card payments. A receipt will be emailed to the email address that you supply, and the HMG will mail your membership card and a copy of your receipt to you.

Annual, Semi-annual and Quarterly Dues are tax deductible.

For further information or questions, please call the Hamilton Musicians’ Guild at 905-525-4040