This is the home of “The Finest Musicians in the World.” If you’re a pro and not yet a member, come see us. If you’re looking for musicians, we can help you. No matter what style of music or type of musician you need — horns, strings, a band or a solo act — they’re here. Our members are professionals in the best sense. Musicians ARE the reason Nashville is “Music City.”
The Nashville Musicians Association, AFM Local 257, was founded in 1902 and exists to serve and protect musicians in an increasingly challenging business environment. We represent studio musicians, touring bands, symphonic musicians, vocalists, arrangers, composers, contractors, and more. We negotiate and administer contracts, track additional uses of songs recorded under AFM union contracts, and represent musicians in all genres of music from jazz to rock, pop, bluegrass, gospel, and yes, country music. Our members range from music icons such as Vince Gill and Loretta Lynn, to young bands working their way up the ladder of success, and everything in between. Let us show you what we can do for you!