Director Elections

Ballot papers for the Election of two Directors to the board of R.A.A.P. CLG have been circulated to all members, the closing date for voting is Thursday 30th August and all details regarding the voting procedure are contained in that notification, if you did not receive your ballot paper contact the office directly at 01-2788724.

The Biographies of the four candidates are set out in alphabetical order here

Message to members on legal proceedings with PPI

The board felt it was appropriate to give members an update on the legal proceedings between RAAP and PPI.

We took the case initially because PPI decided - unilaterally - to change the basis on which the performers’ share of the licence fees collected by PPI was to be calculated. Not only did PPI seek to substantially reduce the payment by this new method but it clawed-back what it claimed were “over-payments” for previous years, despite the fact that all of those payments were agreed and signed-off on each year as per an agreement in place since 2003.

As soon as RAAP had commenced the legal case, PPI cancelled its agreement with RAAP and stated its intention to engage PPL in the UK to calculate the payments due to every performer on the disputed basis. RAAP was forced to take a second set of proceedings to establish that under Irish law the royalties payable to performers must be the subject of agreement and equally must be paid to RAAP, who can make the distribution according to its own rules. Performers are entitled to choose the collecting society that will represent them and PPI is not free to hand out important aspects of the management of performers’ Irish rights to a UK society dominated by the same three music majors that control PPI.
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RAAP ANNOUNCEMENT

We are delighted to announce that RAAP’s application for an interlocutory injunction to prevent PPI (in conjunction with PPL) from unilaterally determining equitable remuneration due to performers for public performance and broadcasting in Ireland, and directing the distribution of the monies in 2017, culminated in a settlement.

The interlocutory application was an interim measure designed to maintain the status quo until the underlying disputes between RAAP and PPI can be fully heard by the court. It was agreed that PPI will make a provisional payment to RAAP, which RAAP will distribute according to its rules, although a little later than normal.

RAAP will continue to manage performer rights in Ireland as fully as ever. This is an important development for performers and vindicates the actions taken by RAAP to ensure that performers’ rights continue to be managed in Ireland by the performers’ own organisation, for the benefit of performers.

"Musicians, wherever they work, deserve a fair treatment when they travel by air with their instruments!"
Sign the petition at www.fim-musicians.org

R.A.A.P. is a not for profit members organisation set up to administer Artists Intellectual Property Rights. We are collecting monies throughout Europe, the Americas and Asia.

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When your recorded music is played on the radio or as background in public bars, restaurants etc. you are entitled to a royalty payment, RAAP collects and administers these royalties on your behalf.

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R.A.A.P. membership is free - simply fill in the Membership and Discography forms or alternatively you can write, phone or e-mail R.A.A.P. to have the forms sent to you.

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FAIR INTERNET Letter to RAAP Members

Dear Member
Despite the fact that digital technology has fundamentally changed the way that music, films, television series, advertising and other works are produced and distributed, most of the professional creative content on the Internet would still not exist without us, the performers. Our work is by and large the most popular content on the Internet. It is a major driver of new business models, technological innovation and consumer behaviour... Read More...

Together we can make a difference.

Please go to http://www.fair-internet.eu/ now and sign the petition.

PERFORMERS UNITE TO CAMPAIGN FOR A FAIR INTERNET

Today, four international organisations representing more than 500,000 performers in Europe joined forces to launch a campaign for the fair treatment of all performers in the digital environment.

The 'Fair Internet for Performers Campaign' brings together AEPO-ARTIS, EuroFIA, FIM and IAO, who represent musicians, singers, actors and dancers, all united in their call to the European legislator to 'make the Internet a fair environment for performers' Read More...

To register your support for this campaign, please go to
http://www.fair-internet.eu/

RAAP NEWS BOARD

August 2018

Annual General Meeting of R.A.A.P. 2018

R.A.A.P. AGM will take place on Wednesday 5th September at
11.30 a.m.
in the Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire.
Please see both the Notification and a Proxy form should you require one.
October 2016

Urgent Letter to RAAP Members from the Directors of RAAP

We ask that you add your voice to this effort and protest, in any way that is available to you, against the attempted destruction of RAAP and of your right to have your interests represented by a performer-focussed Irish organisation that is, and will remain, subject to the provisions that protect the rights of performers laid down in Irish and European law.....
September 2016

Letter to RAAP Members on Dispute between RAAP and PPI

As you know, we have had a long and mutually satisfactory partnership agreement with PPI since 2002, with regard to the fair and equitable sharing of licence fees collected by PPI on behalf of both producers and performers....

RAAP's Compliance Reporting under the CRM Directive

The C.R.M. Directive establishes a set of Rights that Rightholders are entitled to from their Collective Management Organisations (C.M.O.’S) across the members states of the European Union. It obliges C.M.O.’s to make available to its members in a clear and transparent manner how the rights are managed.

R.A.A.P. is a Performers Organisation owned by the members and has always strived to deliver these services to our members in a clear and transparent manner, we have set out below the different aspects of how the Organisation operates and are always available to further queries from our members on the management of their rights.

R.A.A.P. is delighted to announce that
Chief Executive Éanna Casey
has been elected Chairman of SCAPR the umbrella group of Collective Management Organisations (CMO’s)representing more than 60 cmo’s from almost 50 countries.


SCAPR oversees and facilitates the exchange of data and ultimately remuneration to more than 1 million Performers and in 2015 generated a global Neighbouring Rights income amount of circa €1.2 billion.