Streaming and Musicians’ Income: Feb 9, 2023

Thursday, February 9, 2023



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All AFM members are invited to a special info session on Thursday, Feb. 9 (both in-person and Zoom) to discuss film/television streaming and your future.

Whether you play one recording session, or 50+ a year, come learn how the entertainment industry’s rapid shift to streaming is negatively impacting AFM musicians’ livelihoods, and what we can do to turn this around.

Did you know?

  • Musicians make as much as 75% less on content premiering on streaming platforms as opposed to content premiering in a movie theater or on network television.
  • From 2019 to 2022, streaming (otherwise known in the union as “new media”) has gone from making up 13.9% of our film, TV and new media wages to 58.9%.
  • Dancing With the Stars is now a streaming show, made for Disney+, as well as many major motion pictures such as HamiltonHome Sweet Home AloneBetter Nate Than Ever, and Disenchanted.
  • The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers Association (AMPTP) has refused to give us residuals for more than a decade despite affording them to singers, writers, actors and directors.

Join us on Thursday, February 9, to get answers to your film/TV streaming questions and learn how we can unite to finally win streaming residuals.

Topics will include:

  • Why the trend toward original streaming content is not sustainable for musicians without residuals
  • Why we receive residuals from some recording sessions and not others
  • How streaming works in our Film/TV and Live TV contracts
  • Why our current Film/TV contract has been extended to Nov. 2023
  • How we build power to win streaming residuals