This listing of minimum fee recommendations serves as an orientation guide for musicians and organizers in the field of music.
Collective agreements exist in some areas of the music business: for example, the large orchestras in Austrian provinces, as well as the orchestras of the State Opera and Vereinigte Bühnen Wien have collective agreements. The Austrian Promoters’ Association has also concluded a collective agreement with the Austrian Trade Union Federation/Younion for union members.
The respective interest groups have developed minimum fee recommendations for freelance composers and musicians. These are non-binding, and are therefore not subject to antitrust laws.
In Austria there are three professional associations that publish minimum fee recommendations, the Austrian Composers’ Association (ÖKB) and the Musicians’ Guild. The Austrian Federation of Trade Unions/Younion is also involved in the development of these guidelines.
In the summer of 2020, the IG Freie Musikschaffende/Austrian Association of Freelance Musicians was founded, and has developed recommendations especially for the freelance orchestra musicians and private teachers.
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As of September 2020