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BPI Agreement and Consent Forms

Published: 12 October 2020 | 14:01 PM Updated: 03 November 2020 | 16:18 PM
Agreement

The agreed rates, terms and conditions between the MU and BPI (British Recorded Music Industry) for session musicians for commercial audio release.

Make sure you always fill in the relevant consent form when recording sounds, and always check with our recording department about fees and terms for any media engagements.

Downloads

Rates of pay applicable to BPI sessions

Recording session fees

Session Type Standard Session Long Session Short Session
Max. Duration 3 hours 4 hours 2 hours
Max. Track(s) Dur. 20 minutes 30 minutes 10 minutes

Non-Classical recording session fees

  Standard Session Long Session Short Session
Session fee £130.00 £194.40 £97.20
Overtime (per 15 minutes) £32.50 £48.60 £24.30

Classical recording session fees

  Standard Session Long Session Short Session
Section Principal £92.96 £139.45 £69.72
Principal £85.51 £128.26 £64.13
Sub-principal £81.45 £122.17 £61.08
Rank & File £77.50 £116.25 £58.13

Overtime (per 15 minutes)

  Standard Session Long Session Short Session
Section Principal £9.30 £13.95 £6.97
Principal £8.55 £12.83 £6.41
Sub-principal £8.15 £12.22 £6.11
Rank & File £7.75 £11.63 £5.81

Additional Fees

Doubling Trebling Overdubbing
Plus 25% of session fee and overtime Plus 40% of session fee and overtime Plus 110% of session fee and overtime

Porterage

Category A Category B Category C Category D
£17.52 £13.77 (cap £27.54) £8.88 By Negotiation

Notes

1. The duration specified relates to a maximum duration of the finished Track or Tracks not the number of bars an individual musician has performed on.

2. Classical rates can only be applied by a record label where the repetoire to be recorded would qualify for the inclusion in the Official Charts Company Classical Chart.

3. Copies of completed Session Agreements should be sent to session.agreements@theMU.org

Session Forms

Under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR,) any consent you give to the processing of your personal data has to be specific and separate from other terms and conditions. Please carefully read the “Data Protection” section on the form, which details who your personal data will be processed by and why.