The ACTRA RACS Team has seen some exciting changes over the past months, including – most notably – filling two vital roles on our membership team. NEW Membership Administrators Maria Pettler and Kevin Lynn both joined the ACTRA RACS team in 2018 and have thrived in their prior roles. Maria previously worked at Outside Music […]Read More
ACTRA RACS collects royalties from over 40 other territories around the world, including from our partners in the USA: SoundExchange and The AFM-SAG/AFTRA Intellectual Property Fund. Royalties collected from US-based sources are subject to a 30% withholding tax. ACTRA RACS members are exempt from US-based withholding taxes provided they complete and submit a US Tax […]Read More
UPDATE (Feb 9th, 2021): The federal government has announced that it will adhere to the original CERB income eligibility rules for self-employed Canadians (ACTRA NEWS RELEASE). The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) began issuing letters in late 2020 to recipients informing them they may or may not have been eligible for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) payments they […]Read More
Did You Know? Online Musical Instrument Insurance from Front Row Includes Protection for Damage to Computer Hardware and Software.
GUEST AUTHOR: Grant Patten of Front Row Insurance RACS members: You may have heard about musical instrument insurance already, but perhaps you didn’t know that this insurance policy includes Computer Hardware and Software Coverage (at least…. if you purchase Front Row’s online instrument insurance policy). Let’s look at some interesting – although unfortunate – real-life […]Read More
ACTRA RACS has distributed private copying royalties to performers for nearly 20 years. Over that period, we’ve seen the royalty payments associated with the private copying levy diminish dramatically and, as a consequence, deprive performers of much-needed income. The time to raise our voices and call for change has come. Our colleagues at the CPCC […]Read More