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Low Budget Sound Recordings

You may be eligible to utilize “low budget” sound recording rates, rather than the full rates of a regular session, provided that the entire budget for your full album project is under $99,000. For projects that are fewer than 12 tracks in length, this budget threshold is prorated on a per-track basis. 

These rates cannot be used for soundtrack albums or theatrical cast albums. Theatrical producers might be eligible to record at a discounted rate under Schedule B of the Limited Pressing Agreement, provided that the production is not eligible for a Tony Award. 

All work during low budget sessions, like regular sessions, is filed on an AFM B-4 Report Form. 

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