FAQs

WHAT DOES AMFM DO?

AMFM, Annapolis Musicians Fund for Musicians, Inc., is a non-profit organization created to provide temporary financial relief to professional Annapolis area musicians who cannot work due to sickness, injury, or other circumstance leaving them unable to perform. This fund will act as an emergency relief fund for lost income.

The hardworking musicians of Annapolis are continuously giving back to their community by helping to support and promote the local businesses and business owners, and by participating in the many benefits, events and charities held each year in the Annapolis area.

The goal of AMFM, Inc. is to reciprocate that support by making sure that the musicians who work and perform in the Annapolis area can continue to maintain a quality of life during unexpected hardship that will keep them financially viable and the music in the city of Annapolis thriving.

The Annapolis Musicians Fund for Musicians, AMFM, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization, incorporated in the State of Maryland.

Financial assistance is limited to musicians living or working in the Annapolis area. Grants are provided without regard to race, creed, color or religion.

DO I QUALIFY FOR BENEFITS?

-Any working musician who gigs in the city of Annapolis at least 12 times a year

OR

– who resides in the following zip codes:

21401, 21402, 21403, 21404, 21405, 21409, 21411, 21012, 21412, 21032, 21035, 21037, 21106 or 21140.

may be eligible to receive benefits from AMFM, Inc.

WHAT BENEFITS CAN I RECEIVE FROM AMFM?

We may be able to reimburse you for lost wages:

-$100 per lost gig

-Up to $1,500 per 30 day period

-Up to $5,400 per year

(* subject to change based on financial ability of AMFM)

WHAT LOSS OF WORK MAY QUALIFY FOR BENEFITS?

The following circumstances may qualify you for benefits:

-Documented illness

-Birth of Child

-Documented Illness of Spouse/Child

-Cancellation of Music by Venue

(Covers any gigs lost from a venue up to 14 days after cancelled date)

-Fire-Flood-Lightning-Acts of God

as Applicant demonstrates need

WHAT LOSS OF WORK DOES NOT QUALIFY FOR BENEFITS?

Loss of work due to:

-Rain, snow, ice or other weather events

-Double bookings

-Termination of artist (fired)

-Lack or loss of transportation

HOW DO I APPLY?

-Download the Application for Benefits form found at www.am-fm.org

-Completely and correctly fill out the application

-Submit the application to the AMFM,Inc. via US Mail

AMFM, Inc.

PO BOX 6262

ANNAPOLIS, MD 21401

Once received, the Benefits Committee will review your Application and contact your references.

If you are approved, the Benefits Committee will contact you regarding payment of benefits.

HOW CAN I HELP AMFM?

YOU ALREADY DO!

You, the artist, are the heart and soul of AMFM, Inc. which was created to serve you.

You support us by donating your time & talent to our AMFM, Inc. sponsored performances, by encouraging your fans, friends and families to buy tickets and attend AMFM, Inc. shows!

You can help by sharing this information regarding benefits for musicians to other Annapolis Musicians. We need to spread the word about what AMFM, Inc. does and what we do to help the Annapolis music community.