JPC and AFofM Reach Two-Year Extension Agreement

The advertising industry's ANA/AAAA Joint Policy Committee on Broadcast Talent Union Relations (JPC) and the American Federation of Musicians (AFM) have entered into an agreement for a two-year contract extension, effective October 17, 2007 for payment to musicians who are hired to record music for commercials.  The extension agreement has been ratified by the AFM board as well as by the JPC and the board of the ANA .  The only formality still to come is approval by the qualified members of the AFM.

Key terms of the agreement are as follows:

  • A wage increase of 4.5 percent
  • A Health & Welfare (H&W) contribution increase of 1 percent
  • Additional H&W contributions for each recording session
  • Contract coverage for the recording of music for new media

If you have any questions you can contact Dan Jaffe, ANA Executive Vice President for Government Relations at 202-296-2359 or at or Doug Wood, Chief Negotiator, ANA/AAAA Joint Policy Committee on Broadcast Talent Relations at 212-549-0377 or at