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2007-2010 Sound Recordings Rates

Posted January 01, 2007

The AFTRA National Code of Fair Practice for Sound Recordings (a.k.a. the "Code"), covers sound recordings on vinyl, CDs, cassettes, etc., and includes all music formats as well as books on tape, cast albums, and any other sound recording utilizing vocal performance. The Code not only covers singers, but announcers, actors, comedians, narrators and sound effects artists as well.

The Code applies to artists who work at scale and overscale, and who appear as both royalty and non-royalty artists. In addition, some artists may be royalty artists for their own recordings, but qualify as non-royalty artists when they appear on other artists’ recordings.

AFTRA’s Code has been in existence since the early 1950s. Today, over 1200 companies are signed to AFTRA’s Code, including the five major labels: Sony, Warner, EMI, BMG, and Universal Music Group and most of their subsidiary labels. 

Effective 6/1/08

Effective 7/1/08

Effective 7/1/09

 

 

 

 

Soloists and Duos

 

 

 

Solo/Duo

$198.75

$203.75

$209.75

 

 

 

 

Group Singers

 

 

 

Group 3-8

$90.50

$92.75

$95.50

Group 9-16

$69.25

$71.00

$73.25

Groups 17-24

$60.50

$62.00

$63.75

Groups 25-36 (non-classical)

$51.25

$52.50

$54.00

Groups 36+ (non-classical)

$44.00

$45.00

$46.25

 

 

 

 

Classical Recordings

 

 

 

Groups 25+ (with Orchestra)

$114.00

$116.75

$120.25

Overtime

$38.25

$39.25

$40.50

Groups 25+ (A Capella)

$38.25

$39.25

$40.50

Coach Rehearsal

$15.50

$16.00

$16.50

 

 

 

 

"Stepping Out"

 

 

 

Groups 9+

$90.50

$92.75

$95.50

Solo/Duo Step Out

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Groups 3-8

 

 

 

1 Singer Steps Out

$90.50

$92.75

$95.50

2 Singers Step Out

$60.75

$62.25

$64.00

3 or more singers Step Out

$45.00

$46.25

$47.75

 

 

 

 

Actors, Comedians, Narrators and Announcers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Narrators/Announcers

$171.75

$176.00

$181.25

Actors - 1 Role

$151.50

$155.25

$160.00

Actors - 2 Roles

$302.75

$310.25

$319.50

Actors - 3 Roles

$455.75

$467.25

$481.25

 

 

 

 

Original Cast Show Albums

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Broadway Show

$598.25

$613.25

$631.75

Other

$401.00

$411.00

$423.25

 

 

 

 

Sound Effects Artists

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Hour

$143.50

$147.00

$151.50

Each add'l half-hour

$54.25

$55.50

$57.25

 

 

 

 

Contractors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Groups 3-8

$43.75

$44.75

$46.00

Groups 9-16

$51.25

$52.50

$54.00

Groups 17-24

$62.25

$63.75

$65.75

Groups 25-35

$75.25

$77.25

$79.50

Groups 36+

$89.75

$92.00

$94.75

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