About Us

Union of Professional Musicians
Local 518, American Federation of Musicians
of the United States and Canada
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Chartered November 19, 1938

Founded in 1920

Office Hours 2023
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 9:00 – 5:00
  • Wednesday: 9:00 – 2:00
  • Thursday: 9:00 – 5:00
  • Friday: 9:00 – 5:00

About Local 518 Location Kingston (Ontario Canada)

The AFM has been promoting and protecting professional musicians for over 110 years. Local 518 has been serving Kingston Ontario and area musicians since 1920 and continues to be an effective advocate for musicians’ rights in the workplace (be that a nightclub, theatre, a symphony stage, in a recording studio, or on tour). The AFM and Local 518 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 518 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, theatre, National Public TV and Radio, and providing excellent wages and working conditions for its members.

Local 518 Officers

  • Dan Blackwell, President
  • Sean Hully, Vice President, Peterborough Office Representative
  • Sue Moore, Secretary, Executive Director
  • David Smith, 1st Vice President
  • Zebulun Barnow Executive Board Member Belleville Representative
  • Tim Hallman, Executive Board Member
  • Michael Broadhead, Executive Board Member Social Media
  •  Cassie Noble, Executive Board Member
  • Garry Lintner, Executive Board Member
  • Craig Jones, Associate
  • Alison Josselyn, MPTF Coordinator
  • Gene Richard, President Emeritus

Local 518 Jurisdiction

All of the following counties: Hastings, Prince Edward, Lennox, Addington, Frontenac, Peterborough, Northumberland, Victoria, Haliburton and that portion of Durham County that lies east of Highway 35 and Gananoque in Leeds County.