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JAMAICA FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS

AND AFFILIATED ARTISTES UNION

REVISED 98 - 99 JFM MINIMUM RATES - ALL AREAS

EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 15, 1998

REVISED MINIMUM RATES FOR VARIOUS CATEGORIES OF WORKERS REPRESENTED BY THE JFM & A.A. UNION IN THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY.

 

Members and Managements are advised that there are MINIMUM FEES (the least amount of money to be offered or accepted for services on Union Stands). Members may request over and above the minumum, depending on profeciency, demand or popularity of act required. (LIVING EXPENSES FOR RESIDENT BANDS OUT OF AREA ADDITIONAL).

 

THIS IS A COMPREHENSIVE RATING FOR THE MUSIC INDUSTRY AT ALL LEVELS TO DIFFERENCIATE BETWEEN ‘GREEN’ PERFORMERS AND ESTABLISHED PROFESSIONALS AND ALLOW A CHOICE TO SMALL OPERATIONS.

FEES ACCEPTED BELOW THE PRESCRIBED MINIMUM WITHOUT THE EXPRESS PERMISSION OF THE JFM & A.A. UNION WILL CONSTITUTE A BREACH OF RULE 6 PARA (K) OF THE CONSTITUTION & BY LAWS RESULTING IN SUSPENSION, FINE OR EXPULSION OF MEMBERS FOUND GUILTY OF BREAKING THE RULE.

 

ALL CATEGORIES REQUIRE SIGNED UNION CONTRACTS

Members may not undertake more than ONE FREE CHARITY engagement per year without the approval of the JFM & A.A. UNION Central Executive Committee. Should there be an admission charge to a charity show the Union requests 3% donation the the Welfare Fund.

All steady engagement contracts require clauses for (a) Paid Vacation leave (b) Uniforms or costumes (c) Room & Board equivalent in pay (d) Transportation (e) Holiday double time pay (f) Quadruple time for New Year’s Eve (g) Notice of cancellation or termination 30 days (h) Duty meal and/or refreshment (I) Overtime (j) Copyright Protection (k) Acts of God Protection (l) Protection against poaching, filming and boradcasting (m) Rehearsal limitation.

 

FOR SINGLE ENGAGEMENTS OUTSIDE OF PERFORMERS’ AREA, ALL PERSONNEL MUST BE PROVIDED WITH ADEQUATE OVERNIGHT ROOM AND CHANGING FACILITIES AND DUTY MEALS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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JAMAICA FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS & AFFILIATED ARTISTES UNION

(JFM & A.A.U )

MINIMUM RATES 98 - 99

The Jamaica Federation of Musicians & Affiliated Artistes Union (J.F.M. & A.A.) is once again advising all users of Jamaican Talent that our rates are tied to the U.S. dollar and employers not willing to pay in said currency are further informed that we will adjust our Jamaican dollar equivalent based on prevailing bank averages.

RESIDENT/JAZZ BANDS

US$1,587.00 (J$57,132.00) 5 Day Week (4 Hr. Day)

US$1,904.00 (J$68,544.00) 6 Day Week (4 Hr. Day)

For individual members of Resident Bands, the recommended (minimum) rate for each performance US$182.00 (J$6,552.00).

MENTO/CALYPSO BANDS

US$836.00 (J$30,096.00) 5 Day Week

US$1,044.00 (J$37,584.00) 6 Day Week

US$317.00 (J$11,412.00) single engagement

COCKTAIL/LATE NIGHT BAR - KEYBOARD/GUITAR

US$476.00 (J$17,136.00) per 5 Day Week

US$159.00 (J$ 5,724.00) 1st hr. single engagement

US$ 28.00 (J$ 1,008.00) each additional hr.

STEEL BANDS & ONE MAN BANDS

US$1,587.00 (J$57,132.00) 5 Day Week (2 hr. day)

US$ 635.00 (J$22,860.00) single engagement

GOSPEL & SHOW GROUPS

US$476.00 (J$17,136.00) per 45 min. performance maximum 5 persons

US$ 70.00 (J$ 2,520.00) for each additional person over 5

CABARET PERFORMERS/MAGICIANS

US$627.00 (J$22,572.00) per 45 min. performance

DANCE & CULTURAL GROUPS

US$627.00 (J$22,572.00) per 45 min. performance

Specialists/Acrobats & Featured Acts US$28.00 (J$1008.00)

HOTEL WEDDINGS

US$230.00 (J$8,280.00) SINGER

US$159.00 (J$5,724.00) ACCOMPANIST

US$317.00 (J$11,412.00) KEYBOARDIST FOR CEREMONY

CLASSICAL MUSIC

US$1,056.00 (J$38,016.00) per performance CHAMBER ENSEMBLE

US$159.00 (J$ 5,724.00) per performance INSTRUMENTAL SOLOIST

US$1,746.00 (J$62,856.00) per performance ORCHESTRAS

US$2,088.00 (J$75,168.00) ORCHESTRAS ACCOMPANYING FOREIGN ACTS

SHOW/DANCE (ROAD BANDS)

US$1,904.00 (J$68,544.00) per performance (show) - per gig (dance & road)

US$2,380.00 (J$85,680.00) backing foreign acts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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COMMERCIALS/JINGLES

US$1,745.00 (J$62,820.00) T.V. RADIO - WRITER/CREATER

US$ 422.00 (J$15,192.00) - LEAD VOCALIST

US$ 191.00 (J$ 6,876.00) - MUSICIAN

RECORDING STUDIOS

US$191.00 (J$6,876.00) - PER SIDE - PER MUSICIAN

PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT THE ABOVE RATES ARE MINIMUM AND ARTISTES ARE FREE TO NEGOTIATE FOR PAYMENT HIGHER THAN INDICATED.

EMPLOYERS MUST PROVIDE ROOM, BOARD AND TRANSPORTATION (OR THE EQUIVALENT) FOR ARTISTES WHO HAVE TO TRAVEL OUTSIDE THEIR PARISH OF RESIDENCE.

THE ABOVE RATES WERE CALCULATED WHEN THE JAMAICAN DOLLAR WAS J$36.00

TO US$1.00.