Mu has collective agreements with the BBC, ITV, the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising (IPA) and independent film and television producers, which form the Alliance of Film and Television Producers (PACT). We have also reached an agreement with the British Recorded Music Industry (BPI) on behalf of the record companies. We negotiate contracts with a large number of broadcasters, film producers and record companies. Through these negotiations, we set pay rates and conditions for session musicians. The agreement between TAC and MU applies to content produced by independent television production companies, which mainly produce content for Welsh broadcasters. The agreement sets the minimum conditions for the participation of session musicians and includes: TAC has contracts with five unions – Equity, MU, WGGB, Directors UK and BECTU. The use of these contracts guarantees the rights necessary to enable the use of staff contributions to S4C and interconnection services as well as global sales. These are TAC contracts and all companies that use them should be tac members. The exclusive right to use TAC contracts is one of the main advantages of membership. When recording sounds, always make sure the appropriate consent form is required and always ask our recording department for fees and conditions for media engagements.
The more members the TAC, the more powerful and resourced we will have to deal with broadcasters and policy makers whose decisions affect every independent content production company in Wales. Tac board members work on a voluntary basis, so that all membership dues are spent on providing specific services and assistance.