To see if you’re owed royalties as a Session Musician, please search on the following sites:
- Sound Recording Special Payments Fund: includes performers who are owed money because they were entitled to distribution(s) in a prior year(s) and either did not cash their check while it was or could not be located by the Fund.
- AFM-SAG AFTRA Intellectual Property Rights Fund: includes performers who have been credited on covered recordings with the AFM & SAG-AFTRA IPRD Fund
Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) is the labor union that represents singers and background performers, among others. Originally founded as AFTRA in 1952, the union merged with SAG in 2012 and currently has over 150,000 active members. AFTRA worked in the interests of its members, primarily in the areas of contract negotiation and enforcement, advocacy (including lobbying, legislation and public policy issues) and member benefits such as employer-paid health plans.
For more information, please visit SAG-AFTRA Membership & Benefits.
American Federation of Musicians (AFM) is the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians. They negotiate fair agreements, protect ownership of recorded music and secure benefits such as health care and pension.
For more information, please visit American Federation of Musicians.