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PMAG Agreement for Production Music

Updated: 06 April 2023 | 14:49 PM

The agreement between PMAG (Production Music Advisory Group) and Musicians' Union sets out the minimum terms and conditions for engaging session musicians, for library/production music sessions.

Rates of pay for the recording and use of production music

Minimum recording fees

  PMAG rates
3-hour session £175
4-hour session £235

Overtime (max 30 mins)

Overtime shall be paid pro rata at the rate of 150% of the recording session fee.

Performance on additional instrument

Doubling plus 25% of session time and overtime
Trebling plus 40% of session fee and overtime


Performers required to over-dub their own performance shall be paid an additional fee of 110% of the recording session fee for each over-dub.


Group A £21.45
Group B £16.10 (cap £25.00)
Group C £10.70
Group D by negotiation


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