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The Detroit Federation of Musicians is an organization of professional musicians that has proudly contributed to Detroit’s rich cultural heritage since 1881. We are part of the American Federation of Musicians, which represents nearly 100,000 professional musicians across the United States and Canada.

AFM Logo DSWe are truly the professionals in the live performance music business – the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Michigan Opera Theater Orchestra, the Fisher Theater and Fox Theater Orchestras, as well as legendary jazz, studio, and commercial recording musicians. We are the musicians who created the original Motown sound. The very best live performance musical groups are proud to call Detroit home. To learn more about the history of the Detroit Federation of Musicians, please visit our History Page. If you are interested in joining our local, please visit our Join Page.

MPTF-DSFor more than 50 years the Detroit Federation of Musicians has helped enrich the lives of the people of Metro Detroit by partnering with the Recording Industry’s Music Performance Trust Fund. By providing live, admission-free, quality music, performed by professional musicians to the public of all ages and backgrounds, the Music Performance Trust Fund has helped increase the public’s knowledge and appreciation of music and has brought exciting educational programs to thousands of schools so that music can be part of every child’s life experience.

Detroit Musicians Fund


The Detroit Musicians Fund, a charitable corporation, was founded in 2003 by the Detroit Federation of Musicians for the purposes of assisting union musicians in dire need and of providing scholarship assistance to college music students.

Detroit Musicians Entertainment

“You are only a few mouse clicks away from bringing your special event to life with the finest live music Detroit has to offer!”

Whatever type of event you are planning, we are confident you will find what you are looking for at Detroit Musicians Entertainment.   Finding the perfect music for your event has never been easier. Our online referral service allows you to see and hear the finest musicians in Detroit—to audition them at your leisure in the privacy of your home. Search by music style, by instrument, or search for the most common types of events. Want something different?  Let your imagination run wild and search all of the instruments played by the professionals of Detroit Musicians Entertainment by browsing our Directory. When you have found what you want, use our Inquiry Form to check the availability of the musicians in which you are interested. Need assistance? Contact a live referral agent during business hours (Monday-Friday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm) by calling (248) 569-5400 ext. 4.
Are you ready to enjoy some live music? Let’s get started now!

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