IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL CONTRACTED ARTISTS
By signing an AGMA contract, you are stating that you are or will become a member in good standing of AGMA. Your ability to work is contingent upon payment of the following fees:
Basic Dues – a fee of $78, billed once a year. The AGMA office must
the first $78 payment within Subsequent payments are
one week of the start of the rehearsal due by January 01 of each year.
Invoices are sent responsibility to
out to make
all AGMA members - however, it is the member’s sure that their account is current, whether or not
they receive an invoice.
are a continuing membership Honorable Withdrawal status. months in arrears will lose their
Member in Good Standing for an AGMA company.
2. Initiation Fee – all AGMA members are required to pay a one-time Initiation Fee of $500. This amount is due by the time an artist’s income from AGMA venues has reached $2000, or within three years of the first contract date – whichever comes first. Artists who fail to pay the initiation fee will lose their Member in Good Standing status and be ineligible to work for AGMA signatories.
Working Dues – all AGMA members are required to pay working dues in the amount of 2% of their gross AGMA income. This 2% fee is only applicable to the first $100,000 of AGMA income in any given year; any income over $100,000 is not subject to the working dues fee. Working dues are normally deducted directly from the Artist’s check; several AGMA signatories require the artist to fill out a Deduction Authorization
before they will deduct Working responsibility to verify, upon arrival
dues. It is at an AGMA
the AGMA member’s venue, that the company
has the authorization necessary to deduct the 2% Working Dues. Artists who do not wish the company to deduct Working Dues from their checks must pay AGMA directly, by credit card or
order, within one week of received by the National
the performance in question. Office the company will be
If payment is
Artist is not engagement. are Past Due.
in Good Standing, and therefore cannot complete their Artists will not be invoiced by AGMA until these amounts
If you have any questions about AGMA, please call the National Office at 212/265-3687 and ask for the Membership Department or email us at Membership@Musicalartists.org.