Please be aware that Master and Low Budget Scales changed Jan. 13, 2013. Click here for a summary. Click here for complete details of Sound Recording Scale changes. Click here for Low Budget scale changes.
Recording "on the card" protects the musician - and the employer - in a variety of ways....1. It establishes a fair pay scale and a pension payment for all musicians on the session.
2. If the recording is used in another medium -- such as film, television, or a commercial -- having a "paper trail" will ensure that musicians receive a New Us e payment.
Updated AFM Recording Scale Summary sheet effective Jan. 13, 2013
Updated AFM sound recording scales effective Jan. 13, 2013 - Jan. 12, 2014
Low budget side letter to the AFM sound recording labor agreement, effective Jan. 13 2013 - Jan. 12, 2014.
Demonstration recordings cannot be sold or mastered unless full Sound Recording (Master) scale is paid, contracts are executed and the proper signatory agreement is signed. At any recording session, music can only be recorded for one signatory company/project. Demonstration contracts and payment cannot be fully processed without the original contract being signed by a representative of the Producer/Employer....
No recording is permitted without the use of a valid AFM Recording Agreement. At any recording session, music can only be recorded for one signatory company/project....
LIMITED PRESSING RECORDING SCALE: No recording is permitted without a valid AFM Recording Agreement. At any recording session, music can only be recorded for one signatory company project.
NASHVILLE ASSOCIATION OF MUSICIANS, LOCAL #257
AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS, AFL-CIO
LIMITED PRESSING AGREEMENT (NON-SYMPHONIC).....
The company shall provide the Federation with a copy of the producer‘s approved detailed budget 72 hours prior to any recording for Federation approval. Contact Pat Varriale in New York at (212) 869-1330, Ext. 234 or fax at (212) 764-6134. No recording is permitted without the use of a valid AFM Recording Agreement. At any recording session, music can only be recorded for one signatory company/project....
No member of the Federation shall take engagements or become employed in the making of soundtracks for any type of recorded product (audio and/or visual) unless the employer/producer providing such engagement or employment shall have previously entered into a written agreement with the Federation. (Become Signatory).....
Single song overdub scale is a new recording agreement created to capture overdub work in home studios and over the Internet. It is the first AFM \'Per Song\' scale and allows the musician to pay his/her own Pension contribution, also a first.
Sound Recording - Single Project Short Form Letter Of Agreement
Use this summary sheet to determine musician payments when using the new Demo to Limited Pressing conversion agreement.