Alliance of Artists and Recording Companies (AARC)

The Alliance of Artists and Recording Companies, Inc. (AARC) is the leading organization representing featured artists and recording companies, both domestically and abroad, in the areas of home taping/private copy royalties and rental royalties. AARC, a non-profit organization, was formed to collect and distribute Audio Home Recording Act of 1992 (AHRA) royalties to featured recording artists and sound recording copyright owners. However, based on its success in administering the AHRA royalties, AARC’s mandate was expanded to include foreign home-taping/private copy and rental royalties.  AARC currently represents over 100,000 artists and record labels worldwide, which represents a considerable share of all music currently sold and broadcasted.

Additional Info

  • Headquarters: Washington DC Metro Area USA
  • Founded: 1992
  • Membership: 300,000+