Without music, life would be a mistake.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
Recorded Artists Actors Performers is a not-for-profit organisation set up to ensure that musicians receive the performance royalties that are due to them.
Following the introduction of the Copyright Act on 1st January 2001, R.A.A.P. was set up to distribute performance royalties to artists (main artists and session musicians). You are entitled to a payment when a sound recording you have contributed to is publicly broadcast in Ireland and around the world. Our organisation was officially launched on 15th February 2001 and is run by performers for performers. To date, we have collected and distributed performance royalties to the tune of 50 million euro.
The performance right exists throughout Europe and in almost every other country in the world. R.A.A.P. has engaged in collecting this income for our members through international reciprocal agreements entered into under E.U. and W.I.P.O. directives.
R.A.A.P. continues to lobby Government for legislation change as we take seriously our role in protecting the property rights of you our members. We are a founding member of I.M.I.R., the Irish Music Intellectual Rights group along with our colleagues I.M.R.O. and P.P.I. Collectively. We lobby Government and European Commission on issues that impact on the welfare of our members and the Irish music industry.
R.A.A.P. has now begun to claim audio-visual rights on behalf of Irish actors.