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
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
Collective Music Nation (CMN) is a national non-profit organization that unifies, amplifies and advocates for the needs of the Canadian Urban (culturally/historically Black) music community. Through resources sharing, advocacy work, community and network building, artist and professional development, and platforms and events that recognize excellence, CMN seeks to strengthen and promote culturally Black musical genres, […]Read More
- UPDATE: THE CERB CLAWBACK HAS ENDED!
- Support For A Technologically-Neutral Private Copying Levy
- Did You Know? Online Musical Instrument Insurance from Front Row Includes Protection for Damage to Computer Hardware and Software.
- CANADA-US-MEXICO TRADE AGREEMENT AND ITS IMPACT ON ROYALTY ELIGIBILITY
- INDUSTRY SPOTLIGHT: COLLECTIVE MUSIC NATION (CMN)