AFM’s negotiating team, comprised of recording musicians and our union’s leadership, has reached a new Sound Recording Labor Agreement (SLRA) with the major recording companies including Hollywood (Disney), Sony, Universal, and Warner.
The tentative three-year contract is a huge win for musicians who record under the SLRA, which sets minimum wage scales and working conditions for audio recordings—both studio sessions and live performances. When ratified, musicians will see improved pension and healthcare contributions, and 3% wage increases in each year of the contract.
With music consumption transitioning away from CDs and downloads, we fought hard to connect our residual and pension funding to streaming. For the first time, the SLRA obligates the companies to contribute a portion of interactive streaming revenue to our Sound Recording Special Payments Fund (SPF) and the Music Performance Trust Fund (MPTF). New provisions also require the companies to make substantial guaranteed annual payments to the AFM & Employers’ Pension Fund (AFM-EPF) from streaming.
In the coming weeks, musicians who work under the SLRA will receive a ratification letter and voting information about this new and improved contract. Negotiations are not always an easy or quick process, but when musicians stand together—we have the power to do anything!
AFM International President
RMA-NY Annual Meeting
January 10, 2017
5:30 pm in the Local 802 Clubroom, 322 W 48th Street
Join us for a lively discussion of current affairs, post-production tax credits and what the future may hold for organized labor.
Special guests include AFM President Ray Hair, Local 802 President Tino Gagliardi and Local 802 Political and Communications Director Christopher Carroll
Light refreshments will be served
“Do we have royalties for you?”
Featuring Dennis Dreith,
AFM & SAG-AFTRA Intellectual Property Rights Distribution Fund Executive Director
Learn how the fund works for you
Intellectual property rights = your money
Thursday, April 7th, 3:30-5:30 pm
The DiMenna Center
450 West 37th Street
RMA-NY thanks the DiMenna Center, home to the finest “big room” in NYC for orchestral recording.
RMA-NY Annual Meeting
January 12, 2016 @ 6 pm
Rank and file musicians and union reps will be gathered in NY for record negotiations. Join us for casual conversation and food with players from New York, Los Angeles and Nashville!
LOCAL 802 CLUBROOM
322 W 48TH STREET
The Score: New York Scoring & Recording Workshop
What: Local 802 AFM and the Society of Composers and Lyricists (NY) welcome you to attend a joint workshop on recording in New York with a special focus on film scoring and initiatives to bring more film scoring work to New York City.
When: Tuesday, June 2, 5:30 – 7:30
Where: Local 802 Club Room, 322 West 48th Street
• David Finck, Musician, Contractor
• Eric Hachikian, Composer, RMA-NY Vice-President
• Maya Kremen, Political and Communications Director, Local 802
• Yana Collins Lehman, Co-Chair, Post NY Alliance
• Greg Pliska, Society of Composers and Lyricists
• David Sheldon, Principal Business Representative, Local 802, AFM
• Mark Suozzo, Composer, SCL
• David Weiss, Founder/Editor, SonicScoop Continue reading
RECORDING MUSICIANS ASSOCIATION-NEW YORK CHAPTER
RESCHEDULED ANNUAL MEETING
Wednesday April 1st, 2015
5 – 7 PM
LOCAL 802 CLUB ROOM
AFM President Ray Hair
EMSD Director Pat Varriale
Local 802 PR Director Maya Kremen
will join us for conversation and information
Foodstuff and libation
RMA members are the most recorded musicians in the world –
come check us out!
United we stand!