In order to receive contract support, pension contributions and other AFM benefits, you must file each contract with Local 1000, using the union’s contract form. You can download the appropriate form (or ask the office to send you one). After the form is filled out and signed by the employer it must be mailed to the Local 1000 office. You do not sign the contract. Legally it is an agreement between your employer and the union. That is what gives the union the standing to enforce it for you.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact us. We’ll be happy to walk you through the contract-filing process.
Performing contracts for musicians in the U.S.
Musicians living in the U.S. and paying into the U.S. pension fund use the LS-1 contract. You can fill out the LS-1 form on-screen, or print it out and write or type in the information. The LS-1 does not address issues such as performance time, sound tech, travel, lodging, meals, etc., however you can attach a supplementary agreement covering these and other requirements you may have.
Performing contracts for musicians in Canada
Musicians living in Canada and paying into the Canadian pension fund use the LPCC form. If you have questions you should contact the Local 1000 office, [email protected] or 212.843.8726 (10 am to 6 pm Tuesday and Thursday) for guidance on filing contracts.
LPCC Form Download the LPCC form
Collective bargaining agreement
Another way to file contracts (U.S. and Canada).
A by-law was passed in 2011 allowing Local 1000 to file recording contracts for the first time. President John McCutcheon has written a helpful article to walk you through the process. Below are the scales and information forms for you to download. Effective April 1, 2011 the pension contribution rate for recordings is 11.99%.
- Sound recording labor agreement
- Sound recording agreement extension
- Low budget scales
- Low budget side letter
To fill out and submit
- Low budget estimate form
- Recording contract p. 1
- Recording contract p. 2