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1) Anyone who is under contract, i.e., anyone who works for another under contract.
2) An independent contractor.  See Cross-link: CONTRACTOR under "Independent Contractor."
3) A music contractor.
See Cross-links: CONTRACT, CONTRACT-A CLOSER LOOK, CONTRACTOR under "Union Contractor."

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Independent Contractor:
A person (or business) who performs a service for another under verbal or written contract, as opposed to a person who works for wages or salary (employee). The contractor supplies the tools, materials, and labor, and also retains control of the means, method, and manner of production or execution concerning the work or service contracted. Neither the contractor nor the contractee may independently terminate the contract before completion of the work by the contractor. An independent contractor is not, by tax law, considered to be an employee.  See Cross-links: JOBBER, EMPLOYER, EMPLOYEE, SERVICE, BUSINESS under "Employee Business Expense," COPYRIGHT LAW under "Work Made for Hire," CONTRACT-SONGWRITER/PUBLISHER CONTRACT clauses #10, #11, TAX DEDUCTIONS under "Employee Business Expense," FEDERAL TAX FORMS under "Form SS-8," "Form 1040 Schedule C," TAX LAW under "Estimated Tax Declaration," and "Tax Tables."

Union Contractor:
A union steward musician (AFM) or singer (AFTRA), called a music contractor, that performs any additional services (usually supervisory functions) with regard to a musical event or recording session. He secures the musicians and/or singers, supplies them with proper information, makes sure that they and their specified instruments and equipment arrive at the event or session on time, coordinates the event, coaches, conducts, computes session fees, submits the proper union forms to the employer and union office, etc.. The contractor is required to be present at all times during the sessions when his group is participating.  See Cross-links: TRADE UNION, LICENSED PROFESSION.

It is not uncommon for a contractor to specialize in a specified area of the creative arts, for example, in jingles or motion pictures, etc.. A contractor usually has a reputation which rests on his experience and on the quality of the musicians or artists in his pool of available performers.

By AFM agreement, a union contractor must…

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