Sound Recording Labor Agreement

New! Discounts for Large Ensemble Record Dates (See below)

Questions? 323-993-3170
Effective 2/1/2019

Basic Session

Session Length 3 Hours 3.5 Hours 4 Hours
Minutes of recorded music 15 20 25
Basic Session # of sides Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Sweetening 4 sides 5 sides 6 sides
Leader/Contractor $868.42 $1,157.90 $1,447.38
EP Fund $111.25 $148.33 $185.41
Sidemusician $434.21 $578.95 $723.68
EP Fund $55.62 $74.16 $92.71
1/2 Hour overtime $144.74
EP Fund $18.54
1/4 Hour OT $72.37
EP Fund $9.27
1st Double add:(20% of scale) $86.84 $115.78 $144.74
EP Fund $11.12 $14.83 $18.54
2nd Double & each thereafter: (15%) $65.13 $86.84 $108.55
EP Fund $8.34 $11.12 $13.91
Health and Welfare
28.00 per musician for the first original service and 22.00 for each additional service that day
Arrangers/Orchestrators/Copyist – 28.00 per service and 22.00 for each additional service that day.
Cartage
$35: Harp, Timpani, Keyboard, String Bass
$17: Accordion, Tuba, Drums, Marimba, Chimes, Vibraphone, all Amplifiers, Baritone Saxophone, Bass
Saxophone, Cello, Contrabassoon, Contra Bass Clarinet

Special Session

Session Length 1.5 Hours
Minutes of recorded music 7.5
# of sides 2 Sides
Leader/Contractor $573.18
EP Fund $73.42
Sidemusician $286.59
EP Fund $36.71
1/2 Hour overtime (sidemusician) $95.53
EP Fund $12.24
1/4 Hour OT (sidemusician) $47.77
EP Fund $6.12
1st Double add: (20% of scale) $57.32
EP Fund $7.34
2nd Double & each thereafter: (15%) $42.99
EP Fund $5.51

Large Ensemble Discount (Non-Symphonic)

Sidemusicians on session 2 to 34 35 to 59 60 or more
Basic Session 434.21 369.08 313.72
Special Session 286.59 243.60 207.06

Low Budget Phono

3-hour session
Sidemusician $243.93
EP Fund 31.25
Leader/Contractor $487.86
EP Fund 62.49
H & W 26.00 per musician for the first original service
and 20.00 for each additional service that day

This summary is for informational purposes only; it is intended to summarize the relevant terms and conditions of the AFM Sound Recording Labor Agreement. The terms and conditions of this AFM Agreement shall prevail over any interpretation of any information contained herein. The complete governing Agreement is available from the AFM or your music contractor.
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