CARCC’s services benefit its affiliates, but there are also advantages to the users of copyright. Here are a few.
Contact: CARCC can serve as a contact point between the artist and the user. The list of our affiliates is posted on our website, and CARCC is open for business year-round.
Standardized, published fees: The user can count on standardized, published fees in most cases. The CARFAC Minimum Fee Schedule is approved by the membership of CARFAC, a professional association, and its affiliates, so there is consensus among artists about the fees. The Fee Schedule is easily accessible on CARCC’s website, and CARCC is available to answer any questions that might arise about its use.
One cheque and payment is done (also tax reporting): For large licences that involve payments to many artists, the user needs to send only one cheque, reducing the administrative load so often associated with copyright clearance. CARCC will pay the artists and will issue T5 tax receipts to them at the end of the tax year.
Copyright clearance - A unique service to users of copyright: CARCC will undertake, for a fee, to clear copyright for a variety of uses – permanent collections, publication projects, exhibition programs, galas, broadcasts, and so on. CARCC will research addresses, find the artists if they are not CARCC affiliates, write to them to solicit permissions and negotiate royalties, issue licences based upon those permissions, invoice the user, pay the artists, and issue tax receipts.