SAG-AFTRA has reached a tentative agreement with the major record labels on a first-ever industrywide contract to cover dancers and performers who work on music videos.
The three-year deal with Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, Warner Music Group and Walt Disney Co. was reached Friday morning. The negotiations had begun Wednesday.
"Our negotiations were productive, resulting in solid gains for SAG-AFTRA members," SAG-AFTRA National Executive Director David White said. "We also laid the groundwork for a cooperative partnership with the industry that will benefit members throughout the term of the agreement.”
Under the contract, dancers who work on music videos produced by or on behalf of the labels would receive a minimum daily pay rate and health and retirement benefits. The contract also provides for 12-hour rest periods, wardrobe allowances and a binding grievance and arbitration process.