SWS, an Approved Contractor by the Musicians' Union

Updated: Jul 30, 2019

SoundWave Studios has a strong stance on ensuring fair rights for Musician's as well as upholding the highest standards when conducting work within the TV and Film Industry. We are proud to announce that we are approved contractors of the Musicians' Union to ensure that we maintain these standards with the musician's we work with.

In order for a Contractor to gain MU approval, they are required to sign an agreement stating they will undertake agreed responsibilities and uphold certain standards when engaging musicians.


For each engagement an MU Approved Contractor undertakes to:

  1. Ensure the terms and conditions of all MU media agreements are adhered to.

  2. Ensure MU approved consent forms are provided and properly completed, and that copies are delivered to the appropriate organisations.

  3. Retain complete and accurate records of all engagements and associated contracts.

  4. Co-operate in any collection and distribution system for secondary fees established by the MU.

  5. Ensure musicians receive all session fees due within agreed timescales.

  6. Ensure timely and accurate payment of any secondary income is made to musicians, and that adequate and sufficient remittance advice information is provided.

  7. Treat all musicians fairly and with respect and not discriminate on grounds of age, race, religion, gender or sexual orientation

Information regarding MU Approved Contractors, sourced from theMU (link below).


Approved Contractors List: https://www.musiciansunion.org.uk/Files/Guides/Contractors/List-of-Approved-Contractors