Serving the Pocono Mountains region


Welcome, and thank you for your interest in Local 577 of the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada. The AFM is the largest organization in the world dedicated to representing the interests of professional musicians. Local 577 represents many of the finest professional musicians in North East PA.

AFM members, who number over 90,000, perform all styles of music—alternative rock, classical, pop, gospel, jazz, country, folk, rock, big band, reggae, contemporary Christian, etc.. With such active members as Bruce Springsteen, Roberta Flack, Santana, Yo-Yo Ma, Sheila E, Suzanne Vega, The Goo Goo Dolls, Willie Nelson, and Branford Marsalis, there is a strong representation of major recording individuals and groups.

The AFM has been promoting and protecting professional musicians for over 110 years. Local 577 has been serving  the Pocono Mountains area musicians since 1925 and continues to be an effective advocate for musicians’ rights in the workplace (be that a nightclub, a symphony stage, in a recording studio, or on tour). The AFM and Local 577 protect the recorded works musicians produce from being exploited, and protect our members live performances by providing several types of benefit programs that help them to build successful careers.

Members of Local 577 of the AFM are secure in knowing that their organization is actively lobbying to promote legislation and public awareness that protects musicians’ interests, negotiating collective bargaining agreements with the recording industry, motion picture industry, jingle industry, TV networks, National Public TV and Radio, and providing excellent wages and working conditions for its members.

We now have the jurisdiction for local 577 in the following areas of PA and NJ.  All of Monroe, Pike, and Lackawanna Counties. All of Wayne County except all of Damascus Township in Wayne County, which includes the villages of Damascus, Tyler Hill, embracing the Wayne Country Club, and West Damascus, lying north of but not including the villages of Fallsdale and Milanville. Also the following in Northampton County: Wind Gap, Roseto, Portland, Upper Mount Bethel, East Bangor, Bangor, Pen Argyl, Lower Mount Bethel and Washington. In Susquehanna County: All except Rush, Auburn, Dimock, Springville, Brooklyn and Lathrop. In Luzerne County: Duryea, Dupont, Hugheston, and Avoca. In New Jersey, the following in Warren County: Hope, Knowlton, Blairstown, Hardwick and Pahaquarry.