ARTISTI is a Canadian licensing body established in 1997 to protect, promote and preserve the rights granted to performers by the Copyright Act.
In this capacity, ARTISTI collectively manages the right to equitable remuneration and the right to remuneration ensuing from the private copying regime.
Moreover, since 2008, ARTISTI has been providing its members with the option to have it manage their exclusive reproduction rights for certain reproductions of their performances and, since 2015, to have it manage their complete set of exclusive rights.
ARTISTI’s Board of Directors is made up of eleven performers, including backup singers and musicians.
To receive the royalties owed to you that can only be collected through a licensing body.
To make it easier to collect royalties owed to you outside Canada.
To benefit from the strength of numbers and ARTISTI’s experience and knowledge when it comes time to defend your rights and royalties.
If I had one wish to make, it would be that all the collecting societies around the world stand together and put pressure to ensure that the future of performers is no longer threatened.
I consider that the sums paid by the management societies are the last free entrenchments where artists can receive a direct payment which is not subject to any levy, and, in my opinion, these sums should go back entirely to them.
Like other societies in Europe, Artisti believes that a transitional solution involving ISPs and allowing right holders in the music industry to receive partial compensation should be seriously considered.