Spring is here and the ACTRA RACS team is as busy as ever! We are continuously calculating airplay and sales money for you, our RACS assignors, with recent payments issued in February. Our next payment dates are slated for May, July and October.
With spring also comes tax time! Keep an eye out for your T5 or NR4 form in the mail if you haven’t already received it.
Please continue to help us keep your repertoire up-to-date by downloading the reporting form from our website, filling them out, making sure your contact info is up-to-date, and sending them back to us.
Questions? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-387-3516 and ask to speak to a RACS staff person. Your feedback is important to us.
Watch for our RACS email blasts, follow us on our Twitter and check out our website for industry news and discounts offered to RACS assignors.
RACS is sponsoring the Rock Album of the Year award for the second time at this year’s JUNO Awards. The award will be handed out Saturday, March 31st at the JUNO gala in Ottawa. Check out the nominee list (http://junoawards.ca/nominees-winners/Nominee). Follow our tweets at @ACTRARACS.
CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK
RACS will be attending Canadian Music Week. If you’re heading to the conference, stop by our booth! For a list of CMW events, please check the schedule (http://canadianmusicfest.com/schedule). Follow our tweets at @ACTRARACS.
RACS 101: What is the Private Copying Levy?
The private copying levy is an important revenue stream for recordings artists and other rights holders in Canada. To learn the facts, and for information on how fast this revenue stream is declining and why, visit www.cpcc.ca for more information and to help save the levy! But you don’t have to take our word for it, hear what recording artists are saying… WATCH THE VIDEO!
Copyright: Get it right!
On March 7th, RACS appealed to the legislative committee looking at new copyright laws to give creators the tools they need to get a fair return for their work.
Ferne Downey, ACTRA and ACTRA RACS National President, was one of the last witnesses to appear before the Committee considers amendments to Bill C-11. Said Downey, “Copyright is the only real protection creators have to control what happens to the works we produce. It’s what allows us to make a living, create jobs and contribute to the economy. We need to get it right.”
The Arts & Entertainment Plan™
Benefits you can afford!
Affordable drug and dental protection is now available to you through the Arts & Entertainment Plan™. Underwritten by Actra Fraternal Benefit Society, you will be in good hands. AFBS caters only to the artistic community, is a not-for-profit insurer and has been serving artists for over 35 years.
The plan covers you for eye exams, dental, glasses, hospital rooms, massages, physiotherapy, traditional Chinese medicine, prescription drugs and so much more! It’s well-priced because we don’t build in profit margins to our premiums.
Do the comparisons and check out The Arts & Entertainment Plan™.
Visit the website or call 1-800-387-8897, x238.