Recording on the card protects the work of the musicians in a variety of ways:
1. It establishes a fair pay scale and a pension payment for all musicians on the session
2. If the recording is used in another medium such as film, television, or a commercial, having a paper trail will ensure that musicians receive a New Use payment.
3. If there is ever a dispute about payment, Local 257 will have your back and work to ensure that you will be paid. If the paperwork is not handled properly at the time of the session, it will become more difficult to do this, so do yourself a BIG favor and take care of business on the front end - you won't regret it!