Single Song Overdub Scale: This scale is designed to adapt to the rise of home recording and remote internet sessions. This is the first AFM scale to be paid after the song with a negotiable price per song ($100/song minimum). Pension and H&W are included, and the musician can make his own pension contribution. Movie: $287-330 ($96-110/hour) Film soundtrack music. Prices vary depending on the number of musicians present at the session. The lowest rate applies to musicians aged 35 and over, with the highest rate at 23 or younger. TV Movie: (a la Nashville TV Show) $244-308 ($82-103/hour) Prices vary depending on the number of musicians – The low rate is for 5 or more musicians, high for 4 or less. Video game soundtracks: $300-345 ($100-115/hour) Prices vary depending on the number of musicians, the higher is for 25 and more musicians, the lowest is for less than 25 musicians. No back-end residue. Get your money! Are you still waiting for this replay of the recording session? Here`s how to get paid without looking like a broken disk. To be eligible for the special payment fund, you must have worked on the inclusion of a large publication, each on inclusion in the AFM contract and for which pension contributions have been made and a contract has been submitted to a local AFM chapter. In order for admission contracts to be processed by the AFM, you must complete and submit a B4 reference form detailing the salaries and pension contributions of all musicians on the recording, as well as a letter of admission to the AFM Sound Recording Labor Agreement (SRLA). To become a signatory to the ALCS, you must submit the Single SRLA Short Form for individual projects.
If you have a record company and intend to file multiple recording contracts, you must file the SRLA – Letter of Acceptance. Local 1000 labor dues for recording contracts are charged at 3.5% of the scale salary for all musicians on the recording. The basis on which record company payments to the FPSRC are made is described in the collective agreement, known as the Contract of Employment for Sound Recording (“SRS”), and in the Special Payment Fund Agreement for Sound Recording (“SRSPF Agreement”) that accompanies the PMRS. Main Scale: $434.21 ($144/hour) is the default scale for singles and album recording sessions. Low Budget Master: $243.93 ($81/h) This scale is used for album projects with a total recording budget of less than $99,000. Unlike limited pressing, there is no need to go to the full master, regardless of sales. Modest balance payments start at 34,000 or more sales. Rosalyn Dennett from the Canadian Federation of Musicians created this presentation, outlining the performance and recording contracts and the ones you need. All AFM record-keeping contracts include progressive wages, health and social benefits, and pension payments. Here are the main types of agreements, and we will be happy to help you explain them further.
Musicians playing on a major album in Canada or the United States are eligible for significant residual payments from the Sound Recording Special Payments Fund (SRSPF) if they are working under an AFM recording contract for a major release. As of April 1, 2011, the pension contribution rate for admissions is 11.99%. How much can you get by submitting an admission contract? A twelve-part recording by a group of four musicians can generate more than $7,000 in special payments to participating musicians over a five-year period! To access these payments, a recording contract must be submitted, pension contributions must be made by the producer, and the working contributions of participating musicians must be paid to the local. We are always happy to work with musicians to help them set up a recording budget that makes this possible. Please note that while any member can file record-keeping contracts with the AFM to make pension contributions on your own behalf, your business must be a registered entity. If you do not have a company, you can still make pension contributions on behalf of the other musicians in the recording. You are not alone in the recording studio. The AFM strives to protect your wages and subsequent remuneration through the Sound Recording Employment Contract, which sets out the minimum wage scales and working conditions of musicians (including music preparation members) who provide services for the various types of audio recordings offered for sale in the commercial market. It is particularly important to ensure that a signatory employer is present before performing any work and that properly completed AFM B-4 report forms covering musicians` participation in recording sessions are submitted to the AFM location in whose jurisdiction the meetings are held. This will ensure the continued participation of musicians in the proceeds of the Special Payments Fund for Sound Recording and allow musicians to receive payments for “new uses” if their product is used in another medium (e.B.
Use of an audio recording in a feature film, TV movie, commercial advertisement, etc.). It is an important source of income that many local musicians do not have access to. .