Use this template to explore how to fill out a contract for a session under the Sound Recording Labor Agreement. Just touch a highlighted field for info.
The actual date of the session
Date that you are submitting this contract
Number of musicians
The total number of musicians on this session, including contractor, side musicians, arrangers/copyists, etc.
The name of the record company; the label name is optional.
Record Co Rep Info
Please include the name, full address, and phone number for the record company representative.
Artist or Group
Name of the artist/group...if there is more than one, you must fill out a different contract for each artist or group
The name(s) of the producer or producers
The exact timing and name for each track, including minutes and seconds
"Original session" is the default checkbox.
"Non-symphonic" is the default payment type. If your project is a chamber music recording, it must be approved 4 weeks in advance by the AFM.
If your project would qualify as a Low Budget recording (please see ______) your budget must be submitted to the AFM 72 hours in advance of the session.
Please enter the record company that is signatory to the AFM Sound Recording Labor Agreement. In most cases this will be the major record label.
In most cases this will be the name of the payroll company. Please provide the name and address.
A representative of the signatory record company must sign the contract here.
The leader on the session must sign the contract here
This line is for the signatory record company representative's name and phone number
Enter the leader's phone number here.
Day of the week of the session. This is important because wage scale premiums apply on Sunday.
Please remember to list each arranger, orchestrator, copyist or other music preparation professional on the contract.
Please contact your AFM Local for a unique report number.