We’re thrilled to begin offering monthly royalty releases to performers receiving international payments by direct deposit. As of August 2021, this means that any available international royalties – collected from over 40 territories around the world – get into the hands of performers even faster Performers who have yet to set up direct deposit will […]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
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
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
The Canada-US-Mexico Trade Agreement (CUSMA) took effect on July 1st, 2020, and with it came important changes to the eligibility of sound recordings in Canada. In order to grant full National Treatment to US sound recordings, previous restrictions on eligibility have been lifted. The result is that US recordings will be eligible for all uses including commercial radio […]Read More