ACTRA RACS (Recording Artists’ Collecting Society) is a not-for-profit performer collective, dedicated to ensuring that all recording artists, from session musicians and background performers to featured vocalists, are paid for the use of their work.
We collect royalties within Canada and from around the world, representing tens of thousands of recording artists (directly and through our agreements with international partners) across all genres. To date ACTRA RACS has collected and distributed over $85 million.
As a division of ACTRA we have a long history of protecting performers. Collectively, ACTRA and ACTRA RACS advocate on behalf of all performers to protect and extend their performance rights, and ensure fair payment for the use of recorded performances.
The staff at ACTRA RACS is constantly busy managing repertoire, processing payments and making sure that recording artists are registered with us. We work hard so that the artists we represent can continue focusing on their craft and doing what they do best: recording music.
ACTRA RACS members now have access to great insurance through the Arts and Entertainment Plan (health, prescription drug and dental) and Front Row (gear and performance liability). Take advantage of these great benefits today.