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ITV Agreement

Updated: 14 October 2021 | 10:24 AM

The agreement between ITV and the MU applies to in-house ITV productions, and sets out the minimum terms and conditions for engaging session musicians for ITV content. The agreement covers:

  • live sessions and the broadcasting of events
  • musicians engaged to record specially composed music (e.g. titles, jingles or incidental music)
  • the reuse of existing performance footage
  • secondary exploitation of musicians’ performances (e.g. TV sales, DVD and DTO)
  • rates for signed bands and artists (Self-Contained Groups).

Rates of pay and fees effective from 1 January 2021

Basic recording fees

Type Fee Overtime
Basic 3 hour session £209.00 £37.50 per 15 mins
4 out of 5' hour session £225.00 £30.00 per 15 mins

Recording for programmes that are not for full network broadcast may be paid at a discounted rate.

Combined Use recording fees

Scale Fee per hour Minimum fee Overtime (per 15 mins)
1 £119.00 £238.00 £29.75
2 £89.00 £178.00 £22.25
3 £80.00 £240.00 £20.00

Additional fees

Type Per 3-hour session Per additional hour
Doubling £17.00 £6.00
Trebling £34.00 £12.00
Overdubbing Plus 125% of session fee per overdub


Category A Category B Category C Category D
£25.00 £17.00 (cap £34.00) £11.00 By negotiation