Andrew Karis can help you navigate the world of copyright royalties and make sure that you are collecting your share! For the past 6 years, he’s worked with ACTRA’s Recording Artists’ Collecting Society (ACTRA RACS) to help recording artists understand and collect their neighbouring rights royalties. With close to 15 years of experience in the music industry, he’s worked in music supervision, marketing, helped develop non-profits and, once upon a time, recorded and performed music. He’ll also never turn down a chat about great new music.
ACTRA RACS (Recording Artists’ Collecting Society) is a not-for-profit performer collective, dedicated to ensuring that all recording artists, from session musicians 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 $80 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.