The Association of Media Composers and Lyricists (AMCL), an organization of professional composers and lyricists working in film, TV, video games and other visual media, seeks to secure health and pension benefits for members of this community.
Health Care Survey
The AMCL is exploring ways to obtain affordable group health insurance for composers. We're looking at plans that won't exclude anyone based on pre-existing conditions or age.
Please take a minute to fill out the questionnaire. Your input is of immense importance, as it will help us determine the best health insurance options available to you and your colleagues who write music and lyrics for film, TV, games, and other media.
Click the Begin Survey button below to begin the survey. All responses are kept
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Join the growing list of individuals and organizations publicly supporting our organizing effort:
“Composers are the only creative group in the radio, television, motion picture, recording and other entertainment fields without the protection and guidance of a guild. All other creative groups in these fields, without exception, enjoy the right of collective bargaining in their relations with employers. This standing separately, rather than together as a guild, is one of the primary reasons why fees for composition (as separate from orchestration or arranging) have practically disappeared. Further, the practice of no fee for composition is being carried into television in a frightening percentage of cases. This is only one of many abuses common in these fields, and the composer without an organization to back him up can only accept the situation."
(Drafted in November, 1953, the opening paragraph of a five-page paper declaring the need for a composers' guild.)