BPI Agreement and Consent Forms
Updated: 28 April 2023 | 17:17 PM
The agreed rates, terms and conditions between the Musicians' Union 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.
Rates of pay applicable to BPI sessions
Recording session fees
|Max. Track(s) Dur.
Non-Classical recording session fees
|Overtime (per 15 minutes)
Classical recording session fees
|Rank & File
Overtime (per 15 minutes)
|Rank & File
|Plus 25% of session fee and overtime
||Plus 40% of session fee and overtime
||Plus 110% of session fee and overtime
||£13.77 (cap £27.54)
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
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.
Backing Track Stem Use in Live Shows (Buyouts)
Please refer to the rates of pay for Backing Track Stem Use in Live Shows here.