SAG-AFTRA Reaches Tentative Agreement With Major Record Labels for Music Video Performers

Talks between the union and music labels began last December


SAG-AFTRA has reached a tentative agreement with major record labels for a successor following their industry-wide contract covering dancers and other performers on music videos, the guild announced Friday.

The original agreement was approved in June 2012. The new two-year contract was reached in the early hours of April 20 after the first round of talks between the union and the labels, including Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, Warner Music Group and Disney Music Group, began on Dec. 6, 2016.

Successive rounds followed in February and April.

However, details of the agreement will not be released until after it is reviewed by the SAG-AFTRA National Board at its meeting on April 22 to April 23.

SAG-AFTRA represents 160,000 actors, announcers, broadcast journalists, dancers, DJs, news writers, news editors, program hosts, puppeteers, recording artists, singers, stunt performer, voiceover artists and other entertainment professionals.