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PACT Agreement and Consent Forms

Updated: 06 January 2022 | 18:35 PM

The PACT and the MU agreement applies to content produced by independent TV production companies (producing content for all broadcasters, including the BBC) and film production companies. The agreement sets out the minimum terms and conditions for engaging session musicians, and covers:

  • TV broadcast, cinematic release, online use
  • musicians engaged to record specially composed music (e.g. titles, jingles or incidental music)
  • the reuse of existing performance footage.
  • secondary commercial audio visual products (DVD/DTO etc),
  • rates for signed bands and artists (Established Self-Contained Groups)
  • the Scale 4 Combined Use rate is currently applied to music recorded for computer games.

Rates of pay and fees effective from 1 January 2022

Limited use recording fees

Type Fee Overtime
Basic 3 hour session £207.75 £20.80 per 15 mins (max 30 minutes)
4 out of 5 hour session £207.60 £20.80 per 6 mins

Combined use recording fees

Scale Fee per hour Overtime (per 15 mins)
1 £143.45 £42.80
2 £106.95 £32.75
3 £95.65 £28.92
4 £70.45 £21.38

Additional fees

Doubling Overdubbing
Plus 12% of session fee Plus 110% of session fee per overdub


Category A £30.25
Category B £21.38 (cap £30.25)
Category C £13.79
Category D By negotiation