The Audiovisual Division of the AFM & SAG-AFTRA Intellectual Property Rights Distribution Fund was established 2010 as the result of negotiations for a bi-lateral agreement with AIE, Sociedad de Gestión - the collective management organization in Spain. With the addition of a bi-lateral agreement between the Fund and GVL, Gesellschaft zur Verwertung von Leistungsschutzrechten - the German Rights Collective, the AV Division distributes payments collected from any television show or motion picture that is broadcast on Spanish or German television that contains the performance of an AFM musician and/or SAG-AFTRA vocalist. Both featured and non-featured performers are subject to royalty payments.
Instrumental musician and vocalist credits are calculated on a title by title basis as follows:
each individual non-featured performer on the underscore receives a single credit for their
performance on a particular title regardless of the number of cues or parts performed,
and each individual non–featured performer on a sound recording licensed for use in a television
show or motion picture receives a single credit for their performance regardless of the number
of different recordings used in a particular show/picture or number of parts performed.
• Featured artists are defined as follows:
For the underscore of a film or television program, the conductor and any soloist identified
in the credits, end crawl or otherwise acknowledged as a primary soloist (other than an
incidental solo performed as a member of the orchestra).
On the sound recordings licensed for use in a motion picture or television production,
the features artist(s) is the royalty artist (headliner), or artist associated with
the particular sound recording.
• Royalty Split:
- The amount allocated to a Product (Film or TV show) is split based on the percent of time
each musical work (underscore or individual song) plays in the Product
- The amount allocated to each musical work is further split 60% to Featured performers and 40% to non-featured performers
- If there are no featured performers, then 100% to the non-featured performers
- If there are no non-featured performers, then 100% to the featured performers