Estd. 1952
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Crescent Towers, Plot No. 68,
Off New Link Road, Near Infiniti Mall,
Behind China 1 Restaurant,
Andheri West, Mumbai 400053.

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Rules & Regulations


It should be clearly understood that the CMA does not hold Itself responsible for providing work to any member, but It considers Itself duty-bound to ensure that no Injustlce Is done to any member by either a Producer, Muslc Director or by any other member within the framework of the rules and regulations of the CMA and Its constitution.


After admlsslon, If a member breaks I violates the rules and regulations laid down by the Association, he/she will be subject to suitable punitive action by competent authorities of the CMA and if need be, may even be struck off the roles of the Assoclatlon


After completing all formalities, grades will be awarded to each candidate by the panel of judges depending on hls/her performance and musical calibre at the time of the Audition. The startlng grade ls 'B'. The next higher grade ls 'A', and then 'Speclal', 'Extra Speclal', 'Super Ex.SpeclaI" and 'Top Grade'. Any upgradation sought by any member after joining the association, shall be done according to the constitution of the CMA as amended from time to time.


The followlng will be shift timings for song recordings. 10.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m. 1 Song (duration 4 hours) 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. 1 Song (duration 4 hours)


10.00 a.m. to 9.30 p.m. (Ona and half Shift) There wlll be no half or one shift background.

Note.: There will be one hour break for Lunch from 1.00 pm. to 2.00 pm. during background shlft.

For all song and song dubbing recordings, a grace period of 15 mlnutes shall be allowed at the commencement and conclusion of the shifts. There is no grace perlod for background shifts.


If an extension of the background shift is desired by the Producer / Music director, the following ovartime charges wlll apply.
From 9.30 to 10.00 p.m. Normal Overtime.
Beyond 10.00 p.m. Overtime charges will be double the normal In half hour unlts.

Note : For all musical work extending beyond 10.00 p.m, be it song or background, the ovartime charges will be double the normal charges after 10.00 p.m. in half hour unlts.


Normally, only one song should be recorded In a 4 hour song shift. However, on the request of the Producer / Music Director, muslcians are allowed to record / dub for two songs and will be paid two songs payment. Musicians are allowed to play only two song reoordings in a day. Either two in the morning shift or two in the afternoon shift, or one in the morning and one in the aftemoon shifts.

In exceptional cases, musicians are allowed to play more than two songs in a day, after obtaining permission from the CMA Managing Committee stating valid reasons.

If a musician/s is/are retained for dubbing extra parts or extra instruments after the recording / dubbing is over, he/she/they shall be paid one-song money extra, provided such extension is only for two hours. After, the expiry of two hours, over time wlll be charged, for the period he/she/they has/ have been retained over and above two hours. If a musician plays more than one Instrument in a song, or musician/s dub more than one part he/she/they shall be pald one song payment extra. he/she/they wlll also be entitled for normal overtime, if the shift extends beyond the stipulated tlme i.e. 4 hours.

Song recording shifts always have to start at the stipulated time. If however, a Musician is called at the last moment and joins the song shift in-between, it wlll be oonstrued that he is present from the beginning of the shlft and the charges will be applicable as if he has been in the shlft from the beglnnlng I.e. 9.30 am. or 4.00 pm. as the case may be.

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