Other Resources for Local Musicians

The following organizations offer services and resources of interest to San Francisco musicians. To submit an organization to be listed here, or for any corrections, email ben.vanhouten[at]sfgov.org.

American Federation of Musicians, Local 6

“Whether negotiating fair agreements, protecting ownership of recorded music, securing benefits such as health care and pension, or lobbying our legislators, the American Federation of Musicians is committed to raising industry standards and placing the professional musician in the foreground of the cultural landscape.”

116 Ninth Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: (415) 575-0777
E-Mail: info[at]afm6.org

California Lawyers for the Arts

California Lawyers for the Arts “is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to educating and empowering artists and entertainers of all disciplines while supporting non-profit arts organizations. C.L.A. serves more than 11,000 individuals, arts businesses, and non-profit organizations annually with affordable legal services, educational programs, alternative dispute resolution services, youth development, and information resources.”

Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Blvd, Building C, Room 255, San Francisco, CA 94123
Phone: (415) 775-7200
E-Mail: sanfrancisco[at]calawyersforthearts.org

California Music and Culture Association

“The California Music and Culture Association (CMAC) is an alliance of venue owners, industry professionals, artists, and fans dedicated to the preservation and enrichment of music and culture in the State of California. CMAC aims to both preserve and foster safe and positive environments that support our state’s valued music, culture, and entertainment industries.”

PO Box 77406, San Francisco, CA 94107
Phone: (415) 863-1565
E-Mail: info[at]cmacsf.org

Center for New Music

“The Center for New Music is a community center for participants of new music in San Francisco. The Center serves the practitioners of creative, non-commercial music by providing the resources they need, including space to work, rehearse, and perform, access to a like-minded community, and access to media resources.”

55 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: (415) 275-2466


“MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. MusiCares’ services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies, and each case is treated with integrity and confidentiality.”

MusiCares West Region and MusiCares MAP Fund
3030 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90404
Phone: (310) 392-3777
Toll-Free Help Line: 1-800-687-4227

The Recording Academy – San Francisco Chapter

“Through its extensive programs, initiatives and member benefits, the Chapter creates music learning and career development opportunities for students and recording industry professionals alike…The Chapter strives to support music education and arts organizations, to foster an open dialogue between all members of our community, and to impart the value of music and develop the next generation of artists and community leaders.”

77 Van Ness Ave., Suite 101, Box #1214, San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: (415) 749-0779
E-Mail: sanfrancisco[at]grammy.com


“Project AMPLIFI’s mission is to connect the public to grassroots nonprofit organizations through music. Project AMPLIFI supports grassroots non-profit organizations by producing music- based events and providing unique venues for public education and engagement that draw in potential supporters not reachable by the beneficiaries through their own networks.”

25 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
E-Mail: info[at]amplifi.org

Women’s Audio Mission

“Women’s Audio Mission is a San Francisco based, non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of women in music production and the recording arts. In a field where women are chronically under-represented (less than 5%), WAM seeks to ‘change the face of sound’ by providing hands-on training, experience, career counseling and job placement to women and girls in media technology for music, radio, film, television and the internet.”

542-544 Natoma Street, #C-1, San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: (415) 558-9200