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PHONOGRAPH SCALE SUMMARY
(Rates effective February 1, 2002 to January 31, 2003)

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BASIC SESSION SCALES
  3 Hours
(15 minutes of recorded music)
3 1/2 Hours
(20 minutes)
4 Hours
(25 minutes)
4 1/2 Hours
(30 minutes)
5 Hours
(35 minutes)
Number of Sides Basic Unlimited
Sweeten - 4 Sides
Basic Unlimited
Sweeten - 5 Sides
Basic Unlimited
Sweeten - 6 Sides
Basic Unlimited
Sweeten - 7 Sides
Basic Unlimited
Sweeten - 8 Sides
Leader/Contractor 642.58 856.78 1070.98 1285.18 1499.38
EP Fund 64.26 85.68 107.10 128.52 149.94
Sidemusician 321.29 428.39 535.49 642.59 749.69
EP Fund 32.13 42.84 53.55 64.28 74.97
1/2 Hour overtime 107.10        
1/4 Hour OT 53.54        
1rst Double add: (20% of scale) 64.28 85.68 107.10 128.52 149.94
2nd Double & each thereafter: (15%) 48.19 64.26 80.32 96.39 112.45
SPECIAL SESSION SCALES
  1 1/2 Hours
(7 1/2 minutes of recorded music)
2 Hours
Number of Sides Basic Unlimited
Sweeten - 2 Sides
Basic Unlimited
Sweeten - 2 Sides
Leader/Contractor 424.08 565.44
EP Fund 42.41 56.54
Sidemusician 212.04 282.72
EP Fund 21.20 28.27
1/2 Hour overtime 70.68 107.08*
1/4 Hour OT 35.34 53.54*
1rst Double add: (20% of scale) 42.41 55.54
2nd Double & each thereafter: (15%) 31.81 42.41
* represents overtime payment beyond the first 1/2 hour.
RULES
No Recording is Permitted Without the Use of a Valid AFM Recording Agreement
All Sessions AFM-EP Fund Contribution 10% of Gross Scale (including overtime and doubling)
No Cancellations less than seven (7) days prior to the date of the session
Health and Welfare
19.00 per musician for the first original service and 15.50 for each additional service that day
Arrangers/Orchestrators/Copyist  - 19.00 per service and 15.50 for each additional additional that day
Leaders and/or Contractors:
1. Sessions MUST be reported in advance.
2. Contracts MUST be filled in COMPLETELY.
3. The leader or contractor MUST, WITHIN 24 HOURS of the session, turn in a B-4 contract with the completed W-4's and I-9's with backup, for all personnel to the company and have the representative of the company accepting the contract initial and date it to acknowledge receipt of same. If the contract, W-4's and I-9's are mailed to the company, they must be sent by certified mail, and return receipt requested.
DOUBLE SCALE
for the following holidays
In the United States: In Canada:
New Year's Day, Labor Day, President's Day, Thanksgiving Day
Memorial Day, Christmas Day, Independence Day
New Year's Day, Dominion Day, Good Friday, Labour Day,
Easter Monday, Thanksgiving, Victoria Day, Christmas Day
PREMIUM RATES
One and one half times the basic session and overtime rates shall be paid on all recordings which occur during the following times:
I Between Midnight and 8:00 a.m.
II After 1:00 p.m. on Saturdays if it is the 6th consecutive day of work for the company
III On Sundays
PREMIUM RECORDING SCALES - 150% OF REGULAR SCALE
  3 Hours
(15 minutes of recorded music)
3 1/2 Hours
(20 minutes)
4 Hours
(25 minutes)
4 1/2 Hours
(30 minutes)
5 Hours
(35 minutes)
Number of Sides Basic Unlimited
Sweeten - 4 Sides
Basic Unlimited
Sweeten - 5 Sides
Basic Unlimited
Sweeten - 6 Sides
Basic Unlimited
Sweeten - 7 Sides
Basic Unlimited
Sweeten - 8 Sides
Leader/Contractor 963.88 1285.18 1606.48 1927.78 2249.06
EP Fund 96.39 128.52 160.65 192.78 224.91
Sidemusician 481.94 642.59 803.24 963.89 1124.54
EP Fund 48.19 64.26 80.32 96.39 112.45
1/2 Hour overtime 160.65        
1/4 Hour OT 80.31        
1rst Double add: (20% of scale) 96.31 128.52 160.65 192.78 224.91
2nd Double & each thereafter: (15%) 72.29 96.39 120.49 144.58 168.68
LOW-BUDGET PHONO

The session must be reported in advance and prior approval of the Federation is required before these rates and conditions can be utilized.

The budget cap for these recording is $90,000 per complete album. These amounts are exclusive of artist and producer advances and travel expenses of artist and producer but include all other production costs as customarily understood by the industry.

"Concept pieces" and "choral works" for publication budgeted at $40,000 or less will utilize the Limited Pressing Agreement and be exempt from obligations to the Phono SPF and MPTF.

 


LOW-BUDGET PHONO SCALES
3-hour session
Sidemusician 180.48
Leader/Contractor 360.96
Pension 10%
H & W $12 for each original service


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