Production Payroll - Commercials - Music Payroll

Commercial Music Payroll

Media Services is already well known for processing payroll for film, TV and videos, but the company has quietly become an expert in commercial music payroll as well. Processing commercial music payroll demands strength in areas in which we excel: accuracy, speed, flexibility and expert knowledge of guild and union contracts.

Processing payroll for musicians can be complicated and time-consuming. Fortunately, Media Services has the tools to handle your commercial music payroll with ease.

Highlights of Media Services commercial music payroll service:


  • Commercial music payroll turned around in less than a week
  • Speedy delivery of contracts and checks to musicians, local unions, and pensions
  • Invoices generated quickly for approval


  • With the most advanced music payroll software available, contracts, checks and withholdings are pitch-perfect
  • All contracts double-checked by our music director before music payroll checks are cut
  • We are always on top of the latest changes in union and guild contracts, guaranteeing your music payroll is up-to-date


  • Customized invoicing allows you to put multiple contracts on one invoice or have contracts invoiced individually
  • International musicians are no problem – we work with you to make sure all the necessary documents are in full compliance with the U.S. labor laws


Highlights of Media Services commercial music payroll service:

  • Compliance with wage and hour laws
  • Federal and state income tax withholding and administration
  • Union pension and welfare contributions, reports and administration
  • Administer employee tax liens and garnishments
  • Package and deliver music payroll to all union locals
  • Tax payments
    • Preparation
    • Filing
  • Union, guild and trust fund management
  • W2 filing and delivery