Production Payroll - Film & TV - Music Payroll

Film & TV Music Payroll

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

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

Highlights of Media Services music payroll service:


  • 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


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

Always included in our 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