Use of a sound recording in a movie, TV movie, commercial ad, etc.). We strive to collect and distribute the remaining payments to musicians based on their craftsmanship in creating sound recordings. We are committed to working with integrity and competence, providing musicians with exceptional service and adapting to changes in the music industry while evolving. With effect from 1 April 2011, the pension contribution rate for registrations is 11.99%. Local 1000 can now accept and submit admission contracts with the AFM. President Emeritus John McCutcheon has written a useful article to guide you through the process that can be downloaded here. Below you will find the scales and information forms that you can download. All downloads are in PDF format (the free Adobe Reader is available in adobe.com). In order for admission contracts to be processed by the AFM, you must complete and file a B4 transfer form showing ladder salaries and pension contributions for all musicians on the recording, as well as a declaration of acceptance of the AFM Sound Recording Labor Agreement (SRLA). To become a signatory to the SRLA, you must submit the SRLA Single Project Short Form for individual projects.
If you have a record label and intend to submit multiple record contracts, you should submit the SRLA – Letter of Acceptance. Rosalyn Dennett from the Canadian Federation of Musicians has created this presentation that describes the performance and recording contracts you need. The 1000 local work contributions for admission contracts are calculated at 3.5% of the scale salary for all musicians on the recording. The Sound Recording Special Payments Fund (SRSPF), a 501c(6) non-profit organization, collects and distributes to musicians payments made by record labels based on their exploitation of audio recordings (primarily audio and streaming subscriptions) to the SRSPF, which were recorded under their collective agreement with the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada (AFM). The Sound Recording Special Payments Fund (originally known as the Phonograph Record Manufacturers` Special Payments Fund) was established in 1964 by the American Federation of Musicians (the AFM) and record labels that employ musicians represented by the AFM, under a collective agreement then known as the Phonograph Record Labor Agreement (predecessor of the current Sound Recording Labour Agreement). . . .