Scales, Forms & Agreements

The finest recording musicians in the world can be found right here in Nashville,Tennessee! No matter what kind of music you want to record, from rock and roll to jazz, blues, classical, gospel, Americana, folk, R&B, latin, urban — and yes, country music — Local 257 can help you have a successful recording experience. We have a variety of scales to fit your budget, and we are here to help make it easy for you to record the right way. And be sure to check out the Single Song Overdub Agreement section, which gives you worksheets, timecares, and guidelines for how to use AFM contracts to protect your home recording sessions. 

Click here to watch a "How To" video for the Single Song Overdub Scale!

Please Note: The AFM SRLA scales for Master and Low Budget Master went up on Feb. 5, 2024. The first H&W payment went from $28 to $30 for all scales including Demo and Limited Pressing. The pension rate remains 14.09% for all recordings under SRLA and also Demo, Limited Pressing, and Single Song Overdub Scale.

Effective July 1, 2024 Local Scales for Limited Pressing and Demo will increase. Please see the tabs below for the new Limited Pressing and Demo rates.

Scale calculators and worksheets are currently being updated and will be published here as soon as possible. Please contact the local if you need immediate information about the new rates or have other questions. 


If you are unsure about which contract to use for your project, please call us! Contact the Local 257 Recording Department at 615-244-9514.