Frequently Asked Questions about the AFM Videogame/Interactive Media Agreement (VGA)
- If I am called for a Videogame under the new AFM Videogames and Interactive Media Agreement (VGA), should I expect residual payments later on? Ans: No. Unlike the AFM Agreements for Theatrical Motion Pictures and Television Film, there are no residuals, no secondary markets or royalties in the VGA.
- Are there other back end payments in the VGA? Ans: No, there are no supplemental markets or residual payments.
- If I am a player and I am called for a VGA session, what are the rates?
|Number of Musicians||Scale for a 3 Hour Session||Overtime (per 15 minutes in 1 hour hold period)|
|25 or more musicians||$300.00||$25.00|
|24 musicians or less||$345.00||$28.76|
|Health Care||$30.54 per day||(Flex Plan – in LA only)|
- How do the AFM VGA rates compare with those used in London? Ans: British Musicians Union Combined Use
|Musician Hours||Per Hour||(Exchange)||Dollars||3 Hours|
|Schedule 4||802 or more||£56.00||(1.59)||$89.04||$267.12|
- What should I expect if I am asked to double my part? Ans: doubling, or tracking, is a mechanism for replacing musicians. The payment for doubling your part is a new 100% session rate. Note: in London, the rate is 110%.
- What should I expect if a soundtrack album is released from the game I played on? Ans: The Producer has a menu of choices available for payment, running from a release of 15,000 units with no payment, to full Sound Recording Labor Agreement (SRLA) scale.
- If a sequel to the game I played on is produced, can they use music that I participated in without paying me again? Ans: Yes.
- If a movie or TV show is produced based on the game I played on, can they use music that I participated in without paying me again? Ans: No, new use payments would be required if the music is used in another media.
- Is there a summary of the terms and conditions of the VGA here at afmrecording.org? Ans: Yes, Click Here
- Where can I see the full VGA? Ans: AFM_VGAgreement June2014a