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ITV Agreement

Updated: 06 April 2023 | 14:47 PM

The agreement between ITV and the Musicians' Union 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 2023

Basic recording fees

Type Fee Overtime
Basic 3 hour session £226.00 £40.50 per 15 mins
4 out of 5' hour session £244.00 £32.00 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 £129.00 £258.00 £32.25
2 £96.00 £192.00 £24.00
3 £87.00 £261.00 £21.75

Additional fees

Type Per 3-hour session Per additional hour
Doubling £19.00 £7.00
Trebling £38.00 £14.00
Overdubbing Plus 125% of session fee per overdub


Category A Category B Category C Category D
£27.00 £19.00 (cap £37.00) £12.00 By negotiation

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