Welcome to the London Musicians’ Association
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
LMA Artists & Articles
Doug Eyre is a bassist and vocalist with more than 35 years experience in the professional music industry, is a long-standing member of the London Musician Association and has previously served on the LMA executive board. His musical versatility and initiative have...
In the summer of 2018 the London Musicians Association partnered with The Wood Shed Concert Series to secure funding that would ensure the season's full schedule of the popular Springbank Gardens Concert Series. The Wood Shed Concert Series was...
“Lara St. John happens to be a volcanic violinist with a huge, fabulous tone that pours out of her like molten lava. She has technique to burn and plays at a constant high heat. She is uninhibited, sometimes strikingly so.” – Los Angeles Times
Office Location & Hours
107 Duchess Avenue, London, ON, N6C 1N7
OFFICE HOURS BY APPOINTMENT
11:00am – 3:00pm
AFM 24-Hour Emergency Assistance
CFM Office: 1-800-INFOFED (1-800-463-6333)
Within the USA:
AFM Office 1-800-ROADGIG (1-800-762-3444)