Mar 1, 2024 | News Story

AFM Secures Tentative Agreement with AMPTP, Delivering Historic Wins for Musicians

The American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada (AFM) has reached a tentative agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) on the Basic Theatrical Motion Picture and Basic Television Motion Picture contracts. The agreement, unanimously recommended by the bargaining committee, represents a significant victory for musicians working in film and television.

“This agreement is a major win for musicians who have long been under-compensated for their work in the digital age,” declared AFM International President and Chief Negotiator Tino Gagliardi. “We have secured historic breakthroughs in streaming residuals, established critical guardrails against the misuse of AI, gained meaningful wage increases, and made other important improvements. This agreement represents a watershed moment for the artists who create the soundtracks for countless film and TV productions.”

The contracts that were settled are national AFM contracts; musicians from AFM Local 802 in New York City play under these contracts and helped organize the successful campaign. Read more here!