STANDARD RATES FOR AMP SESSION MUSICIANS FOR CONCERTS AND BROADCASTS (TV, DVD, ETC.)

ENGAGEMENT GUIDELINES

 Actual live performance playing time is a maximum of THREE (3) hours. Over and beyond 3 hours will result in an additional payment of ½ of show rate per extra hour. Fractions of an hour will not be considered.

  1. Producers must provide the following:

For morning rehearsals – lunch and drinks

For afternoon rehearsals – snacks and drinks

For evening rehearsals – dinner and drinks

For run-through – snacks, dinner and drinks

For sound check only  – dinner and drinks

 Sound checks – its nature being for sound technical considerations, sound checks will be good for a maximum of FOUR (4) songs only. More than 4 songs will be considered an extra rehearsal and subject to subsequent additional industry rates.

  1. Punctuality of musicians

Unless there is a prior agreement regarding time schedules, the producer is authorized to impose a fine for AMP musicians who report for work later than the agreed upon schedule as follows:

Per THIRTY (30) minutes late (no fractions of an hour will be considered): P300.00 fine

One (1) second after the agreed time schedule is considered late.

The producer must have a designated timekeeper who shall keep and maintain a time record of musicians. This time record must be initialed by both musician and producer or his authorized representative and shall be the basis for producer’s complaints and action against the erring AMP musician;

  1. As a matter of policy and unless there is prior agreement stating otherwise, AMP does not encourage “substitutions” by its member-musicians during rehearsals and more so for the actual shows.
  2. Contracts – engagement contracts between the producer and the AMP member will be required containing the following essentials aside from the basic clauses:
    1. If the producer intends to cover the event through cameras and other means of recording, the event is considered broadcast and shall be subject to broadcast rates.

For documentation purposes, ONE (1) camera will be allowed to cover the event. The producer shall sign a document ensuring that the coverage will be for file purposes only and not for commercial use.

    1. Other intentions for the concert – whether the producer intends to make a CD, VCD, DVD or any form of audio and audiovisual format. Failure on the part of the producer to declare these intentions in the contract will render the producer ineligible for the following group discounts for audio and audiovisual format fees:

 

# of AMP Musicians to be engaged Audio plus Audio Videoand other formats Package to

be paid to the AMP Musician

1 to 15 musicians P35,000.00
16 to 25 musicians P26,250.00
26 and above P17,500.00

 

and the producer will then have to pay P20,000.00 for audio and another P20,000.00 for audio-visual undertakings OR, a computation of payment per track per song, whichever is lower.

  • Transfer of rights – regarding above item “B”, the producer will be allowed to transfer, sell or assign CD, VCD, DVD or other format rights to other parties ONLY upon execution of a separate contract with the musician(s). Said contract should indicate who will be responsible for payment of above audio, audiovisual and other format fees with corresponding acknowledgement of such party responsible.
  • Down payment upon contract signing and full payment on show date are required before show time. Post dated checks will not be accepted;
  • If not due to Force Majeure, rescheduling of local engagement(s) shall be within NINETY (90) days after the first original show date. A new contract with the musician is required if the rescheduled engagement falls beyond 90 days;
  • Rescheduling for foreign engagements shall be mutually agreed upon by both producer and musician;
  • In cases of cancellation of the engagement for more than THIRTY (30) days prior to the engagement date, all down payments shall be forfeited in favor of the musician.
  • If the event is cancelled in less than 30 days but more than SEVEN (7) days before the engagement date, the producer will pay FIFTY PERCENT (50%) of the total contract price to the musician, minus down payments made.
  • In cases of cancellation of the engagement within SEVEN (7) days before the engagement date, the producer will pay the full amount of the total contract price to the musician;
  1. For all engagements, unless there is prior agreement stating otherwise, rehearsal time is limited to THREE (3) hours working time ONE (1) hour break time.
  2. The practice of renting instruments personally owned by the musician for recording and other engagements shall be treated as a separate business transaction between the musician and the producer;

FOR LOCAL ARTISTS AND PERFORMERS

 

Type of Engagement Rehearsal Rate (net of taxes) Performance Rate    (net of taxes)
Regular local P3,000.00 P 6,000.00
*Local Season (pls.see  notes) P3,000.00 P 12,000.00
Regular Regional         (outside Metro Manila) P3,000.00 P 12,000.00
Local Regional Season P3,000.00 P 24,000.00
International Regular P3,000.00 local                rehearsal US $ 60.00 rehearsal abroad US $ 600.00 US $ 50.00 per diem
International Season(pls. see notes) P3,000.00 local rehearsal US $ 60.00 rehearsal abroad US $ 900.00US $ 50.00 per diem
TV Coverage (Local) P 6,000.00 or its equivalent
TV Coverage (Abroad) P 12,000.00 or its equivalent

Notes:

  1. Valentine rates cover the dates February 12 to 16;
  2. Christmas rates cover the dates December 15 to January 1 except for; December 24 and 25, December 31 and January 1 within Metro Manila- performance rate X 4
  3. December 24 and 25, December 31 and January 1 outside Metro Manila- performance rate X 8;
  4. December 24 and 25, December 31 and January 1 international- US $1,200 plus US $50.00 per diem

FOR NON-FILIPINO ARTISTS / PERFORMERS

Type of Engagement Rehearsal Rate (net of taxes) Performance Rate (net of taxes)
Regular local P 3,000.00 P 12,000.00
*Local Season(pls. see notes) P 3,000.00 P 24,000.00
Regular Regional(outside Metro Manila) P 3,000.00 P 24,000.00
Local Regional Season P 3,000.00 P 48,000.00
International Regular P 3,000.00 local rehearsal US $60.00 rehearsal abroad American Federation of Musicians (AFM) Scale as minimum US $600.00

US $ 50.00 per diem

International Season(pls. see notes) P 3,000.00 local rehearsal US $60.00 rehearsal abroad American Federation of Musicians (AFM) Scale as minimum US $900

US $50.00 per diem

TV Coverage American Federation of Musicians (AFM) Scale as minimumP 8,000.00 or its equivalent

 

Note: In the absence of any prior agreement, accommodations abroad for musicians must be Triple A approved hotels

Note: Per diems for foreign shows starts on the day of arrival and ends on the day of departure

LOCAL SESSION RECORDING RATES

 

Recording type Instrumentalist Back up vocalists
Per track P  2,000.00 minimum of 2 tracks per song P 2,000.00 minimum of 2 tracks per song
Medley P 4,000.00 with P 2,000.00 per overdub P 4,000.00 with P 2,000.00 per overdub

 

Note: Session recording rates for foreign artists will be left to the discretion of the musician and the producer. The above rates and guidelines will serve as the reference points for both AMP musicians (instrumentalists and back-up vocals) and the concert producer with the expectation that misunderstandings and miscommunication between the parties involved will be reduced to a minimum of not altogether eliminated.

FOR TAPED OR LIVE TELEVISION SHOWS

 

Rehearsal     P 3,000.00
Performance     P 6,000.00
TV Rights     P 6,000.00
Subsequent airing     5% of TV rights


Note: The three-hour rule on live performance will apply.

Overtime rule of P 3,000 / hour will apply

 

Note: For taped shows, the 5-hour rule (starts on call time and 5 hours after) will apply

Overtime rule of P 3,000 / hour will apply

Please bear in mind that the above is only the initial step in AMP’s thrust to professionalize the musician as a responsible sector of the entertainment industry.

For the information of non-AMP recipients of this document, please be informed that internal policies have been implemented to ensure professional compliance of the above rates and guidelines. However, we accept that we are all too human and sometimes succumb to unprofessional behavior. For this purpose, we will be accommodating complaints on our members’ behavior relating to your engagement and act on them with utmost attention.

Please forward all documented complaints to:

The Executive Committee
Asosasyon ng Musikong Pilipino Foundation, Inc.
No. 34 Mariposa Street Bagong Lipunan ng Crame
Cubao, Quezon City  1111
Telephone: 410 3707
Email: musiko@amp.org.ph
 

Thank you very much.