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About ARTISTI

What is ARTISTI?

Founded by Union des artistes in 1997, ARTISTI is a collecting society that represents close to 5,000 performers. The society’s mission is to manage and to distribute royalties earned by performers including remuneration rights as defined in the Copyright Act:

Remuneration rights
Equitable Remuneration & Private Copying
Remuneration rights

Equitable remuneration and private copying were recognized by the federal government in 1997 through an amendment to the Copyright Act

Management of remuneration rights

Since its creation, ARTISTI has been managing two remuneration rights for its members: equitable remuneration right and remuneration right from the private copying levy. In concrete terms, ARTISTI distributes royalties collected on the members’ behalf from

  • Re:Sound (formerly known as the Neighbouring Rights Collective of Canada)
  • Canadian Private Copying Collective (CPCC);
  • Collecting societies in other countries with which ARTISTI has negotiated agreements.
Reproduction right
Broadcast-Incidental or accessory reproductions
Broadcast-Incidental or accessory reproductions

Reproductions made for the purpose of allowing or facilitating their public performance or their communication to the public by telecommunication.

Administration of exclusive reproduction right

Since 2008, Artisti has been authorized to administer the exclusive reproduction right for fixed performances of its members on the condition that the reproductions:
  • have not been authorized by members;
  • were made for the purpose of allowing or facilitating their public performance or their communication to the public by telecommunication

ARTISTI currently distributes to its members the amounts collected on their behalf from:

  • commercial radio stations
  • Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur
Exclusive rights
Fixation & commercial exploitation
Exclusive rights

The rights for the fixation of performances and the commercial exploitation of recorded performances fixed on sound recordings in physical or digital form.

Management of exclusive rights

Since 2015, Artisti also offers their members the possibility to assign the management of their exclusive rights related to the fixation of their recorded performances and the commercial exploitation of recorded performances fixed on sound recordings in physical or digital form.
Artisti has also filed proposed tariffs in connection with these commercial operations that can be found on the Copyright Board of Canada website, which have not yet been the subject of a hearing by the Copyright Board of Canada.
Equitable remuneration
Private copying
Reproduction rights
Exclusive rights

Board of Directors

ARTISTI's Directors define the guidelines of the collecting society, and ensure their implementation.
MARIE-CLAUDE ARPIN

Marie-Claude Arpin

ARTISTI’s Director since January 27, 2001.

 

Photo : Yves Renaud

MARIE-CLAUDE ARPIN

Director
SOPHIE PRÉGENT

SOPHIE PRÉGENT

ARTISTI’s Director since October 20, 2013.

 

Photo : TZARA MAUD

SOPHIE PRÉGENT

Vice Chair
DAVID BUSSIÈRES

David Bussières

ARTISTI’s Director since September 6, 2014.

 

Photo : John Londono

DAVID BUSSIÈRES

Secretary
DOMINIQUE LEBEAU

Dominique Lebeau

ARTISTI’s Director since October 6, 2014.

 

Photo : Dominique Lebeau

DOMINIQUE LEBEAU

Treasurer
GHISLAIN POIRIER

GHISLAIN POIRIER

ARTISTI’s Director since October 6, 2014.

 

Photo : Saty + Pratha

GHISLAIN POIRIER

Director
FRANCE D'AMOUR

FRANCE D’AMOUR

ARTISTI’s Director since November 7, 2016.

 

Photo : François Tourville

FRANCE D'AMOUR

Director
JORDAN OFFICER

JORDAN OFFICER

ARTISTI’S Director since November 7, 2016.

 

Photo : Geneviève Bellemare

JORDAN OFFICER

Director
GHYSLAIN DUFRESNE

GHYSLAIN DUFRESNE

ARTISTI’S Director since December 9, 2017.

 

Photo : TZARA MAUD

GHYSLAIN DUFRESNE

Director
CLAIRE HAYEK

CLAIRE HAYEK

ARTISTI’S Director since February 1, 2018.

 

Photo : Alan Dean McDowell

CLAIRE HAYEK

Director
SÉBASTIEN BOUCHER

SÉBASTIEN BOUCHER

ARTISTI’S Director since October 18, 2018.

 

Photo : Gabrielle Bissonette

SÉBASTIEN BOUCHER

Director
SÉBASTIEN LACOMBE

SÉBASTIEN LACOMBE

ARTISTI’S Director since October 18, 2018.

 

Photo : Katya Konioukhova 

SÉBASTIEN LACOMBE

Director

We thank the administrators who in addition to their many projects have agreed to also get involved with ARTISTI.

 

We are always listening to artists who wish to get involved.

 

If you want to get involved with your collective management company or express your interest in a seat on the ARTISTI board of directors, do not hesitate to let us know.

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11 Directors
20 Years of existence
45 Countries of perception
43 M$ distributed

Our team

ARTISTI's team is composed by specialists at your service

General manager

 

photo credit : Inès Drolet

Annie Morin

General manager

Distribution coordinator

Richard Cayer

Distribution coordinator

Repertoire and foreign data analyst

Ali Mafi

Repertoire and foreign data analyst

Communications and community relations officer

Alexandre Alonso

Communications and community relations officer

Member services representative and discographic repertoire analyst

Michel Lambert

Member services representative and discographic repertoire analyst

Discographic repertoire agent

Julien Gagnon

Discographic repertoire agent

Discographic repertoire agent

Jean-Marie Boisclair

Discographic repertoire agent
8 Specialists at your service
2 Annual distributions
0 Membership fees
4849 Performing artists members

Background

Performers rights are recent in the history of copyrights
1921 Copyright Act is passed into law.
1924 Copyright Act comes into effect.
1961 Adoption of the international Rome Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organisations also called the Rome Convention

1964

The Rome Convention comes into effect.

1997

– Right to equitable remuneration

Major revisions to the Copyright Act passed introduce the concept of equitable remuneration for producers and performers when their published sound recordings are performed in public or communicated to the public by telecommunication.

– Private copying levy

The amendments to the Copyright Act authorize copying for personal use while providing for royalties to be collected on behalf of rightholders. Individuals can now make private copies of music in exchange of a compensation through a levy on the purchase of blank audio recording media.

– Union des artistes founds Artisti to manage and distribute the royalties due to performers under the new remuneration rights recognized by the federal government: equitable remuneration and private copying.

1998

Implementation of the provisions concerning private copying.

Canada now adheres to the Rome Convention.

1999

The Copyright Board issues its first decision in regards of equitable remuneration (Tariff 1.A—Commercial Radio).

2008

Artisti files its first tariff for the reproduction of performances.

2010

Artisti obtains its first Tariff for the reproduction of performances on commercial radio.

2012

First agreement concluded between Artisti and the Ministère de l’Éducation des Loisirs et du Sport for the reproduction of usage in the school context.

2015

Artisti files first Tariffs for the fixation of performances and reproduction, distribution and making available to the public.
Info
  • ADDRESS 5445, av. De Gaspé, bureau 1005, Montréal (Québec) H2T 3B2
  • Phone +514 288 7150 ext 1270
  • Email info@artisti.ca
  • Business hours MONDAY TO FRIDAY FROM 9AM TO 5PM
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Getting involved

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