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Welcome to the London Musicians’ Association

Featuring musicians of all genres, teachers of all instruments, local music news and events, the London Musicians’ Association is a non-profit organization with an objective to provide its members with services and support to maximize success in the music business.

We are an association of musicians living in SW Ontario who perform on local and international stages. Our affiliation with the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada provides LMA members with representation thoughout North America. We are dedicated to establishing and maintaining professional standards, ethics and fees in the music industry.

Musician Booking Referral

LMA Music Services

Find the right musicians for your event or project easy and stress free. Our diverse membership provide a wide variety of music styles on demand. Their experience and professionalism removes the difficulties associated with hiring live music. Or if you’re interested in learning how to play music we have many accomplished teachers that play a wide variety of instruments.

WHAT WE DO

MEMBER BENEFITS

Information, documents and resources for the music business
TOURING

American Work Visas

LMA Members have access to US Work Permits for touring and Showcase visas for events like SXSW in Austin, TX. We also provide assistance with tour preparations like IRS withholding and carnet manifests, plus support from AFM locals throughout North America.

CO-FUNDING

Music Performance Fund

Contact our office for access to the Music Performance Fund which provides co-funding for live music throughout SW Ontario. Through MPF funding the LMA supports a variety of local programs including Jazz for the People and the Springbank Gardens Concert Series.

BOOKING

Music Services

In addition to the LMA’s online musician/teacher request and booking referral, the AFM provides services for the freelance musician or group including AFM Entertainment and GoPro for international exposure.

INSURANCE

Instrument & Liability

HUB Insurance provides LMA members with affordable instrument and liability coverage. American Income Life provides a $3000 AD&D benefit free to LMA members.

REPRESENTATION

Performance Contracts

LMA members have access to AFM Live Performance  and Recording contracts for Canada and the United States that will be defended by the AFM in the event of default.

Finances

Musicians Pension Fund

The Musicians’ Pension Fund of Canada is one of the largest pension funds in the entertainment industry. Every year, tens of millions of dollars are paid out to musicians who have made use of this benefit.

Live Music Community

LMA Supported Events

Jazz for the People

Live jazz at the Wolf Performance Hall 7-9pm on the last Wednesday of the month. Co-sponsored by  the Music Performance Fund .

 

Springbank Gardens Concert Series

Summer Sundays 2-4pm featuring a diversity of exceptional local groups. Co-sponsored by the the Music Performance Fund.

 

Forest City London Music Awards

Working closely with the organizers of our city's awards show featuring the best of London's musicians, providing professional advice for local musicians.

 

Wortley Village Jazz & Blues Festival

End of the summer music street festival co-sponsored by the Music Performance Fund.

 

AFM & LMA TWITTER FEEDS
International Musician Magazine & LMA News

The "Practizma Practice Journal" by Local 123 (Richmond, VA) member Susanna Klein allows users to track their practice, reinvigorate practice and enjoy the musical journey. Designed for students and professionals alike.
https://internationalmusician.org/practizma-practice-journal-16-weeks-of-efficiency-empowerment-and-joy-for-musicians/

"It's so important to look after mental health as a musician; it's what helps you create, interpret, play and enjoy music." Here is some advice on how to take care of yourself both at home an on the road:
https://internationalmusician.org/advice-for-taking-care-of-your-mental-health-as-a-musician/

Illegal worker misclassification is a form of payroll fraud used by employers to classify workers who should be considered employees as independent contractors, and it is effecting gigging musicians. Find out more:
https://internationalmusician.org/musicians-and-illegal-worker-misclassification/

Felicia Foland of Musicians Association of St Louis joined @The_AFM at age 16 and has played bassoon with the @slso for nearly 30 years. "Making music is about coming together, about working together to create something greater."
https://internationalmusician.org/st-louis-symphony-bassoonist-felicia-foland-music-and-the-labor-movement-are-both-about-cooperation/

Take a look at this article that describes the @AFMSAGAFTRAFUND and what they do from the November issue of @musicconnection.
https://internationalmusician.org/afm-sag-aftra-intellectual-property-rights-distribution-fund/

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An American politician working to minimize musicians' streaming royalties.

https://thetrichordist.com/2018/07/22/6-oregon-musicians-that-would-make-a-better-senator-than-ron-wyden-and-never-had-hedge-fund-in-basement/ https://thetrichordist.com/2018/07/22/6-oregon-musicians-that-would-make-a-better-senator-than-ron-wyden-and-never-had-hedge-fund-in-basement/

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LMA Artists & Articles

Articles about LMA members, and topics important to local musicians..
LMA Office Is Moving

LMA Office Is Moving

The LMA office is moving within the next 10 days of early March to the 3rd floor of the Boys and Girls Club at 184 Horton St E, London, ON N6B 1K8. Doug Eyre our Secretary Treasurer will be running out of a new office there to attend to any LMA needs you might have or...

Springbank Gardens Concert Series 2020

Springbank Gardens Concert Series 2020

The London Musicians Association (LMA) is presently working in the line-up and dates for the 2020 Springbank Gardens Concert Series. This years program will run the same one musical act per day from 2-4pm on Sundays at the Wonderland Pavillion. Acts performing are yet...

Gear Insurance

Gear Insurance

Features of the Program All Risks coverage on your instruments and equipment Worldwide coverage Rental reimbursement if you need to rent an instrument or equipment in the event of a loss, up to $1,000 $100 Deductible Commercial General Liability including bodily...

Office Location & Hours

107 Duchess Avenue, London, ON, N6C 1N7

OFFICE HOURS BY APPOINTMENT

MON-FRI
11:00am – 3:00pm

PHONE: 519-685-2540

AFM 24-Hour Emergency Assistance

(MEMBERS ONLY)

Within Canada:

CFM Office: 1-800-INFOFED (1-800-463-6333)

Within the USA:

AFM Office 1-800-ROADGIG (1-800-762-3444)

londonmusicians279@gmail.com

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