UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK

If you were a session musician or background vocalist on a covered sound recording that was played on non-interactive webcasting, satellite radio, or digital cable prior to December 31, 2016, and you have not received all royalty payments to which you are entitled from the AFM & SAG-AFTRA Intellectual Property Rights Distribution Fund, you could receive a payment from a class action settlement.

A federal court has authorized this notification. This is not a solicitation from a lawyer.  
Please read the notice carefully and completely.

THIS NOTICE MAY AFFECT YOUR RIGHTS. PLEASE READ IT CAREFULLY.

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT:

Identify Yourself to the Fund

You must complete a Performer Information Form and submit it to the Fund as instructed on the form in order to receive any royalties owed to you out of the Settlement Amount.  The Form is available here.

Do Nothing

If you do nothing and the Court approves the settlement, you will not receive any royalties owed to you out of the Settlement Amount.  To receive any royalties owed to you out of the Settlement Amount, you must complete a Performer Information Form, which is available here, and submit it to the Fund as instructed on the Form.  

Object to the Settlement

You may object to the settlement if you do not think it is fair and reasonable.  To do so, you must send your written, signed objection to the Court, Class Counsel and Defendants’ Counsel by August 18, 2020.  For your objection to be considered by the Court, it must satisfy the requirements explained further in the frequently asked questions section of this settlement website. If your objection meets these requirements and you indicate in the objection that you intend to do so, you or your attorney may present to the Court your objection to the settlement at the hearing at which the Court will decide if the settlement is fair and reasonable set for 10:00 a.m. (EDT), October 22, 2020. DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS, THE FINAL APPROVAL HEARING WILL BE CONDUCTED BY TELEPHONE.  INTERESTED PARTIES MAY PARTICIPATE BY CALLING (888) 684-8852 AND USING ACCESS CODE 6223489.