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BPI MU Agreements

Rates:

  • Recording session fees
  • Non-classical session fees
  • Classical session fees
  • Overtime
  • Additional fees and porterage

Recording session fees

Session Type Standard Session Long Session Short Session
Max. Duration 3 hours 4 hours 2 hours
Max. Track(s) Dur. 20 minutes 30 minutes 10 minutes

Non-Classical recording session fees

  Standard Session Long Session Short Session
Session fee £120.00 £180.00 £90.00
Overtime (per 15 minutes) £30.00 £45.00 £22.50

Classical recording session fees

  Standard Session Long Session Short Session
Section Principal £86.07 £129.12 £64.56
Principal £79.18 £118.76 £59.38
Sub-principal £75.42 £113.12 £56.56
Rank & File £71.76 £107.64 £53.82

Overtime (per 15 minutes)

  Standard Session Long Session Short Session
Section Principal £8.61 £12.91 £6.46
Principal £7.92 £11.88 £5.94
Sub-principal £7.54 £11.31 £5.66
Rank & File £7.18 £10.76 £5.38
 

Additional Fees

Doubling Trebling Overdubbing
Plus 25% of session fee and overtime plus 40% of session fee and overtime plus 110% of session fee and overtime

Porterage

Category A Category B Category C Category D
£16.22 £12.75 (cap £20.50) £8.22 By Negotiation

Notes:

1. The duration specified relates to 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 repertoire to be recorded would qualify for inclusion in the Official Charts Company Classical Chart.

3. Copies of completed Session Agreements should be sent to session.agreements@theMU.org

Related downloads

BPI MU Agreement 2011 (PDF 5.68 MB file opens in new window)

BPI MU Session Agreement (PDF 362.55 bytes file opens in new window)

BPI MU Live Recording Agreement (PDF 325.25 bytes file opens in new window)