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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

This month has been amazing and full of such wonderful features and news! But did you catch our cover story? Check out all there is to learn about the amazing Luis Conte here: https://internationalmusician.org/luis-conte/

If You Can Learn to Play an Instrument, You Can Learn Mindfulness - Check out what Kristin Doherty has to say! https://internationalmusician.org/if-you-can-learn-to-play-an-instrument-you-can-learn-mindfulness/

George Marinelli Self Made Fool is the latest solo album by George Marinelli, a longtime session player, writer, and producer, and AFM member for 48 years - https://internationalmusician.org/self-made-fool/

Freelance musicians working in live entertainment venues have been among the hardest hit by the effects of the pandemic. Ed Malaga talks with us about that here: https://internationalmusician.org/freelance-musicians-need-economic-relief/

San Francisco Ballet Ratifies 2-year Extension Agreement! Read more about it here: https://internationalmusician.org/san-francisco-ballet-ratifies-2-year-extension-agreement/

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An American politician working to minimize musicians' streaming royalties.

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LMA Artists & Articles

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

COVID-19 Recommendations as of February 15, 2021

As the Province of Ontario and the Middlesex-London region continue to experience persistent cases of COVID-19, we at the LMA want to help our local musicians reduce the risk of being exposed to or possibly transmitting this virus during performances. With this in...

Springbank Concert Series Cancelled for 2020

Springbank Concert Series Cancelled for 2020

In light of the recent Covid 19 pandemic and out of respect for the health of our fellow citizens, the London Musicians Association (Local 279 of the Canadian Federation of Musicians) has decided to cancel this years Springbank Gardens Concert Series.Since August...

Difficult Times For Musicians

Difficult Times For Musicians

We at the LMA have a lot of musicians asking me about financial aid for full-time players. For AFM/CFM members there is many resources to go to but there is also help for non-members as well. This link will give you a starting point.CFM

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

Questions or Inquires?